5 - 13 May
Playhouse, QPAC
Past Event
5 - 13 May
Playhouse, QPAC
Past Event

Lucie In the Sky

World Premiere Season


Six dancers. Five drones. Endless emotions.
In this ambitious new work, Australasian Dance Collective brings art and technology together in a world-first project. Lucie In the Sky will see drones choreographed using human movement patterns to emulate emotions and personalities.

Inviting the audience into a world where humanity and technology share vulnerabilities, hopes and fears, Lucie In the Sky explores the melding of drones and dancers, humanising the drones and bringing the ‘Pixar’ effect into real life.

Complex relationships are thrust into the spotlight, as we explore the balance of power and our deep-seated need for each other. Peers. Companions. Friends. Foes.

Get ready to suspend disbelief during this incredibly ambitious project with Australasian Dance Collective, as they create a new world on-stage in a step towards our future.

/ Insight Matinee

Tuesday 09 May 1:00 – 2:30pm
Thursday 11 May 1:00 – 2:30pm

School groups are welcome to attend any performance however our Insight Matinee has been specially created for school students and young dancers to deepen their connection to the performance.

Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, shares aspects of the creative development of Lucie in the Sky, in a pre-show talk that gives audiences a unique insight into choreographing drones and humans for the stage. A Q&A with Amy Hollingsworth and company artists follows the performance (Auslan Interpreted). Total run time 90 minutes.

Supported by

Lucie In the Sky is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Dates & Times

Friday 05 May - 7:30pm

Saturday 06 May - 7:30pm

Tuesday 09 May - 1:00pm

Thursday 11 May - 1:00pm

Friday 12 May - 7:30pm

Saturday 13 May - 7:30pm


Playhouse, QPAC


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The work’s overall impression is beautiful and meditative. The choreography – devised in collaboration with ADC’s artists and, for the drones, with their programmers Verity Studios – is intricate, evocative and entrancing."

- Limelight

"Choreography throughout by Hollingsworth together with the ADC dancers is luscious – rippling from grounded detailed movement on the floor to airborne athleticism. All six dancers are wonderful to watch."

- Dance Australia

"A performance that leaves its audiences with questions is a performance worth watching, and this production will stay with you for some time."

- Brisbane Stage

“The intricate choreography goes from grand to intimate and back again as we are ebbed and flowed through the world-first theatrical experience.”

- Blue Curtains

View document

Click below to view the program for Lucie In the Sky.

View Program

Lucie In the Sky

/ Trailer

Behind the scenes

/ The studio

Behind the scenes

/ The Think Tank

Behind the scenes

/ Verity Studios

Behind the scenes

/ The Creatives

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

In the spirit of reconciliation Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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