Summer of Dance




Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

This summer, Immigration Museum drops into dance-floor mode celebrating diverse genres, talents and communities.

Fill your dance card with a season of spontaneous movement, choreographed action and works in progress, in spaces intimate and expansive. Quickstep in our direction for days and nights of participatory dance experiences, residencies and performances.

Welcome to the dance floor – an expressive, polyphonic and energising space for all, celebrating what moves you and how you move.


Dance film footage projected onto large wall with columns. Photo credit: Max Turner, Source: Amrita Hepi

Dance Reel

Daily, 2 December 2019 – 29 February 2020
Included with museum entry

Experience contemporary dance projections on a massive scale, dancing daily across our colonnaded Long Room.

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Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi: In Residence

18 January – 29 February 2020
Included with museum entry

Award-winning First Nations artist and choreographer from Bundjulung (Australia) and Ngāpuhi (New Zealand) territories, Amrita Hepi is our summer artist in residence, taking over the Long Room with An Extimate Surface: a program of film, performance and installation that sees place and dance making in action.

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Amrita Hepi

Special Event | Amrita Hepi: Dance Salon

Sunday 9 February 2020, 3pm–4.30pm
Included with museum entry

In collaboration with Sibling Architecture and in consultation with other dance communities, Amrita Hepi, our summer artist in residence, has created a dance floor to act as a choreographic score for a salon of performances. Come along to see a range of new dance works curated by Amrita.

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Dancers in a Courtyard. Photo credit: Ardian Lumi, Source: Unsplash

Special Event | Latin Valentine

Friday 14 February 2020, 6pm–10pm
Adult $20, Concession $15, Member $10

Inspired by the Mexican tradition El Día del Amor y la Amistad (The Day of Love and Friendship) we celebrate love in all its shades with a San Valentín night of dancing, music and mucho more. Singles, friends, couples, newbies and pros are welcome!

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Join us for a special performance with Park Jiha and DJ Moopie. Photo credit: Kim Gunu, Source: Park Jiha

Special Event | Play On presents Park Jiha (Korea) + Moopie

Friday 21 February 2020, 8pm–11pm
First release $25

Play On joins forces with the Immigration Museum to present the ground-breaking South Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha in Australia for the very first time.

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People dancing
Leaps + Beats
Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Special Event | Leaps + Beats

Saturday 29 February 2020, 6.30pm–10pm
Adult $20, Concession $15, Member $10

Crack the year open and drain the last drop of summer with us in the ultimate bonus night of 2020. Local dance luminaries Deep Soulful Sweats lead with a guided astrological dance-meets-rave-meets-ritual experience, alongside diverse DJs, choreographers, dancers and you.

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