THREE Lister | Lane | Nankivell

Tour hub

Welcome to the THREE touring hub!

This page has been developed to provide an overview of THREE. Scroll down to discover sample copy, images, video, and marketing assets. 

A full marketing kit with downloadable assets will be issued on request. 

You will see just below, a navigation bar, you can use this to access information directly. If you have any questions, or require further information, please use the quick links at the top of the page to contact the relevant ADC staff member.

We look forward to bringing THREE to your venue.


Jade Ellis

/ Contracts
/ General enquiries
/ Tour coordination

Marketing Manager

Nila Mitchell

/ Marketing enquiries
/ Approvals

Production Manager

Candice Marshall

/ Technical enquiries
/ Technical scheduling
/ Logistics

#Performance Copy

Copy (150-300 words)

Australasian Dance Collective unleashes THREE astonishing works from renowned choreographers Jack Lister, Melanie Lane and Gabrielle Nankivell.

Melanie Lane is one of Australia’s strongest choreographic voices, seamlessly blending elegance with sexy, edgy physicality. Set to a driving soundtrack from renowned composer, Clark, Alterum transports you to a universe beyond our natural world.

Drawing on the reoccurring themes of the supernatural body, seen in history through mythological hybrid creatures or in today’s hyper-real superheroes of science fiction, Lane reflects on the human body and its search for intimacy.

Brisbane rising star, Jack Lister, fuses dance and visual art in the intricate and haunting Still Life. Inspired by the artworks of the 16th and 17th century Memento Mori movement, it serves as a touchstone of our own mortality, the beauty in decay and our relationship with time.

Still Life embraces the dichotomy of the permanence of visual artworks against the impermanent nature of dance, creating a world of poignant conflict – time passes but memories endure.

Visionary dance-maker Gabrielle Nankivell's work draws on the idea of apertures and the curious potential of holes while exploring the transient space of imagination and feeling.

THREE is a mesmerising and ambitious triple bill that has critics raving.


“Futuristic and nostalgic, unsettling and hypnotising, complex and incredibly simple – ‘THREE’ is a mesmerising contradiction of the most intriguing kind."

“It is a celebration of the power of dance, and doesn’t shy away from asking the audience to stay connected even when it’s uncomfortable, even when it’s hard, even when it’s confronting and emotional. A show which will remind you what it feels like to be human, to be alive and what is possible when you embrace all of it without shutting down.”

/ Scenestr

“ADC is certainly one of Australia’s most exciting dance companies.”

/ The Courier Mail

“It’s an heroic achievement from a splendid group of artists.”


#Performance Information

Recommended Ages



Contains strobe lighting, smoke and fog


2 hours total duration

THREE Breakdown:
25 minutes | Alterum
20 minute | Interval 1
30 minutes | Still Life
15 minutes | Interval 2
25 minutes | The Incandescent Dark

Insight Matinee

THREE Insight Matinees can be arranged by request.
2 hours and 20 minutes (including a live change over and Q&A)

Ticket price guidance

As a guide, we have provided below the pricing that ADC used for the premiere season of THREE at QPAC in 2021

A-RESERVE — Adult $49 / Concession $44 / Student $29
SCHOOLS/GROUP BOOKINGS — Students $22 / 1 Teacher free per 10 students




Choreography / Melanie Lane

Music / Clark

Lighting Design / Glenn Hughes

Costume Design / Alana Sargent in collaboration with Melanie Lane

Still Life


Concept and Creation / Jack Lister

Choreography / Jack Lister in collaboration with the dancers of ADC

Music / Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K. 288: II. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Sonnambula - Vincenzo Bellini, Prelude, Op. 28 No. 4 - Frederic Chopin, Nocturne 13 in C Minor Op. 48 No. 1 - Frederic Chopin, Emptyset

Sound Design / Wil Hughes

Lighting Design / Glenn Hughes

Costume Design / Alana Sargent

The Incandescent Dark


Choreography / Gabrielle Nankivell in collaboration with the dancers of ADC

Composer / Luke Smiles

Lighting Design / Ben Hughes

Associate Lighting Designer / Christine Felmingham

Textile Artist / Rosa Hirakata


Melanie Lane

Melanie Lane

Choreographer / Alterum

Jack Lister

Jack Lister

Choreographer / Still Life

Gabrielle Nankivell

Gabrielle Nankivell

Choreographer / The Incandescent Dark

#Technical Specifications

An overview of the tech specs and notes from previous the delivery of past iterations of the work.
For the full detail and tech specs of THREE please contact Candice Marshall, ADC Production Manager.

#Marketing Assets




THREE Lister | Lane | Nankivell




Still Life


The Incandescent Dark

#Marketing Support

Key themes

/ Contemporary Dance
/ Local, National & International works
/ World-class talent
/ Pop culture references
/ Integration of fashion

Snap Facts for Box Office

/ Rave reviews
/ World-renowned International choreographers
/ Three completely different works, a variety of contemporary dance styles
/ Something for everyone, suitable for new contemporary dance followers
/ Sell-out education matinees, popular for students with an interest in dance (Creative Learning Notes available for teachers who book)

Target Audience

AudienceIdeas on how to activate
FamiliesPerfect for families with kids aged 12+, a variety of contemporary dance styles.
CouplesDate night, perfect length program with x2 intervals, time for a wine and a chat.
DancersA rare and inspiring opportunity to see one of Australia's leading contemporary dance companies. Opportunity to meet the artists post-show in the foyer.
Tertiary & Dance SchoolsA rare and inspiring opportunity to see one of Australia's leading contemporary dance companies. The program comes with Creative Learning Notes to take THREE learnings into the classroom.

(ADC had an offer of Groups bookings 10+ (I teacher free per 10 students) which was well received)
ArtistsAn evening that spotlights multiple creatives, from dancers and choreographers, to composers and costume designers.

#Creative Learning Support

Creative Learning Notes

ADC's Creative Learning notes are specifically created for teachers and students, offering insights and creative tasks to take THREE into the classroom. This is a great tool to encourage schools to attend the performances.

Insight Matinee

Insight Matinee

Targeted at students, young dancers and educators, ADC’s Insight Matinees take audiences behind the scenes of the production with a pre-show talk, live technical change over between works and a post-show Q&A.


ADC offers a range of contemporary dance workshops for participants of all ability levels in schools, dance studios and for community groups.

Creative Learning Suite

ADC’s Creative Learning Suite is an online resource hub providing a rich collection of content and information for dance educators and students that can continue ADC’s connection with audiences beyond the performance.

#Chat with ADC

Let's chat! We feel it's important to connect with our touring venues via a video call, well in advance of our performances, so that we can build strong connections, and support you and your venue.

In this meeting, we will take you through our Tour Hub, your one-stop-shop for all marketing assets, strategies, and performance information. We want to make sure you have everything you need to get THREE up and running. This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions about the show, and we can prepare any future meetings if need be.

Click below to answer a few quick questions so that we can schedule in a meeting. You can request a video call at anytime.

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

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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