1 - 24 Sep
Northshore, Brisbane
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1 - 24 Sep
Northshore, Brisbane
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Brisbane Festival


Two artistic visionaries Maxine Doyle and Es Devlin combine forces for an epic new work.

An emergency, The colour red, 
Time to go, Time to wake up
Time to stand up and hold each other
before it is too late
Before there is nothing left
Do we fight and stay?
Do we make a change? Or do we adapt?

A promenade dance-theatre work, Salamander sees a warehouse at Northshore, Brisbane transformed into a fully immersive, climate-fiction dream-like world through light, sound, design, and movement. Es Devlin’s labyrinthian and kinetic sculptures live within a flooded landscape which is inhabited by characters desperate to make a change before it’s too late.

Maxine Doyle – together with a dynamic ensemble of international, national and local dancers, including Australasian Dance Collective, with extraordinary Australian composer and singer Rachael Dease – will bring this world to life with visceral dance, and haunting melodies. 

With lighting by Ben Hughes and costumes by Bruce McKinven, Salamander is a transformative performance experience set in an epic installation created by the legendary Es Devlin.



Maxine Doyle – Director and Choreographer

Es Devlin – Stage Sculpture 


Rachael Dease – Composer and Sound Designer
Ben Hughes – Lighting Designer

Bruce McKinven – Costume Designer

Ellie Wintour – Associate Designer (Es Devlin Studio)

Rozina Suliman – Associate Designer 


Rachael Dease – Vocalist
May Greenberg – Dancer
Paul Zivkovich – Dancer

Amy Hollingsworth – Artistic Director

Gabrielle Nankivell – Dancer/Rehearsal Director

Jag Popham – Dancer

Jack Lister – Dancer

Harrison Elliott – Dancer
Lilly King – Dancer

Chase Clegg-Robinson – Dancer 


Arthur Kent – Composer, The End of The World

Sylvia Dee – Lyricist, The End of The World

Giuseppe Verdi – Composer, Requiem Dies Irae

Joy Harjo – Author - Perhaps The World Ends Here 
Hector Harkness - Research

Supported by

This project is supported through the Giving Program by Tim Fairfax AC & Gina Fairfax AC, Carolyn Vincent - The Ubuntu Foundation and Cass & Ian George.

This project is supported by the British Council.

Dates & Times

Friday 01 September - 7:00pm

Saturday 02 September - 7:00pm

Sunday 03 September - 7:00pm

Tuesday 05 September - 7:00pm

Wednesday 06 September - 7:00pm

Thursday 07 September - 7:00pm

Friday 08 September - 7:00pm

Saturday 09 September - 7:00pm

Sunday 10 September - 7:00pm

Tuesday 12 September - 7:00pm

Wednesday 13 September - 7:00pm

Thursday 14 September - 7:00pm

Friday 15 September - 7:00pm

Tuesday 19 September - 7:00pm

Wednesday 20 September - 7:00pm

Thursday 21 September - 7:00pm

Friday 22 September - 7:00pm

Saturday 23 September - 7:00pm


Northshore, Brisbane


$74 - $89


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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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