Lucie In the Sky
14 - 15 July
Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
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14 - 15 July
Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
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Lucie In the Sky

On Tour


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.

Presented by

Lucie in the Sky is presented in Canberra as part of the Uncharted Territory festival. Running from 7-16 July, artists, entrepreneurs and researchers will intersect, showcasing uncharted territories in innovation, art and science.

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 14 July - 7:00pm

Saturday 15 July - 1:30pm & 6:30pm


Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "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

Photography David Kelly

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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