Expressions Dance Company to Tour Natalie Weir’s Celebrated Work
QLD, NSW, NT | May – June
Innovative contemporary dance company Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will open their second show of the season – The Dinner Party – in Brisbane in May before its heads out for a national tour of twelve regional cities.
The premise of the show is an elegant dinner party that is hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests, which is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power-play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.
Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?
Premiering to positive reviews in Brisbane in 2015, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company. The show (then knowns as The Host) received the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a company in 2016.
You will be struck by the sublime costumes by celebrated Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, music recordings from Queensland’s highly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and dramatic movement by internationally renowned choreographer, Natalie Weir.
“… a lively tasting plate offering the audience plenty to savour.” Courier Mail