Rising Melbourne Dance Company Premieres Bold New Work
Lion Heart Dance Company presents New Work ‘Still Frame’
Established in 2015, Lion Heart Dance Company has produced a number shows in Melbourne, including Table of Eight, Fabricated, The Scarlet Trace and ENVISION as well as the innovative Inhabit Dance Festival under the direction of Benjamin Curé.
Lion Heart Dance Company (LHDC), established in 2015, strives to connect the community with dance by ‘Creating art that moves the heart’. The company is not only committed to providing high quality dance that allows professional dancers to showcase their creative talent, but also to nurturing emerging dancer and choreographers.
The company is seeking to create platforms for the rising company dancers to step into choreographic roles and this new work, Still Frame, features two separate works by company director, Benjamin Curé and long-term company artist, Debbie Keenan.
Curé’s work, Without Words, seeks to use the wonder of dance to express the many things in life that transcend our ability to encapsulate with words. The second work, Your Story, is the first major choreographic work by company artist Debbie Keenan. The piece explores the ways we quickly pass judgments on people we meet without truly knowing what has gone on in their world.
Alongside this season of work is an accompanying schools program. Offering high school aged dance students a chance to take class alongside the company artists, view the show and take part in a Q&A, the program has been incredibly well received and is inspiring the next generation of dancers.
With a mission to ‘create art that moves the heart’ and a vision to fuel the industry with ‘passionate artists and purposeful work’, this dynamic company is rapidly expanding and firmly cementing it’s place as a powerful addition to the Melbourne dance scene.