AUSTI’s This Much Is True Premiere’s at the IPAC

This Much Is True

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

THIS MUCH IS TRUE premieres two 30 minute dance theatre pieces excavating some of the raw unfiltered truths (and untruths) that shape our lives. A canvas of complexities woven into imagery, movement and dialogue, performed by both familiar and fresh AUSTI talent.

French-born Sydney-based Cloé Fournier’s work Rien & other nothings explores the concept of “nothing”. Fascinated by this word which constantly contradicts itself, Cloé Fournier’s Rien & other nothings is the result of physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional enquiry. Space. Time. Absence of. Searching for what will never be known…Silence. One step. Two steps. And a big black void. “I’d stimulate the dancers’ imagination, guiding them go beyond the steps…until nothing became something…” – Cloé Fournier, Choreographer.

AUSTI’s Artistic Director Michelle Maxwell returns from a 2 year choreographic hiatus with UnFiltered. Created collaboratively with the AUSTI. Dance and Physical Theatre 2024 performing artists, UnFiltered explores the evolution of gossip, and its profound impact on society, from survival mechanisms to the stigmatisation of women in today’s world. Rumours, Speculation, Hearsay. The complexities of communication have an enduring influence on our collective consciousness.

THIS MUCH IS TRUE is showing 17th & 18th May 2024, in the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre’s Bruce Gordon Theatre. The season includes 2 evening performances commencing at 8pm. The performance runs for one hour in duration with no interval. Tickets and information about the performance can be found at

ABOUT AUSTI. Dance and Physical Theatre:

AUSTI. is the Illawarra’s only pre-professional company for elite contemporary dancers aged 17-25 years. The company has received many accolades including the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival (SFF) Most Outstanding Dance Production; 2018 SFF Critics Choice Award and an AUSDANCE Australian Dance Awards nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance. AUSTI. builds strong, confident artists through passion and commitment. Their unique program is a progressive and accessible stepping-stone for young artists entering the professional industry, providing professional training and skills development through exposure to a diversity of national and international artists.

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