If Never Was Now by award-winning choreographer and festival patron Stephanie Lake is fast-paced, visually striking and visceral contemporary dance.
From marching automatons to hybrid creatures, this exciting dance work and the dancers within it are continually transmuting and being affected by their rapidly changing conditions. It’s a surreal hive of buzzing activity reflecting the beauty and brutality of the natural world.
If Never Was Now is about survival, symbiosis and growth. The dancers incubate a strange world with a desperate forward momentum. Previously performed as part of the double bill If ___ Was ___ and featuring the brilliant Dancenorth ensemble.
“Stephanie Lake never ceases to amaze in her skill as an interpreter of performance art.” – Melbourne Observer
“Brilliantly unpredictable. The dancers are superb.” – Limelight Magazine
“Raw athleticism and artistry.” – Dance Australia”
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.