The Art House presents

The Dinner Party - Expressions dance company

12 Jun 2019 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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Greed. Ambition. Jealousy. Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company invites you to the The Dinner Party - a gripping contemporary dance performance choreographed by Natalie Weir.

An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests 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?

You will be struck by the sublime costumes by acclaimed Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, original music recordings from Queensland’s renowned Southern Cross Soloists and the enduring story told by multiple award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir in this thrilling ride that exposes the not-so-beautiful in beautiful people.

Produced by Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre





Expressions Dance Company is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.




Cast & Creatives

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Queensland's leading contemporary dance theatre companies, based in Brisbane, Australia.

EDC was founded in 1984 by previous Artistic Director Maggie Sietsma. Since then, EDC has created more than 170 works by more than 75 renowned national and international choreographers, while providing sustainable employment for more than 70 dancers throughout its history.
In addition to performing at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and other Brisbane venues such as The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse, the company has enjoyed 22 international tours to 17 countries and 23 major Australian tours, including into regional Queensland.
EDC is defined by its commitment to excellence in performance and sector development, contributing to the evolution and future of contemporary Australian dance.

Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Natalie Weir (appointed 2009), and with the talent of an extraordinary ensemble of 6-8 dancers, the company’s work is achieving significant recognition through national awards and nominations, including 10 Helpmann Award and 10 Australian Dance Award nominations.

Choreography: Natalie Weir with the EDC Dancers
Costume Design: Gail Sorronda
Lighting Design: Ben Hughes



“… a lively tasting plate offering the audience plenty to savour.” Courier Mail

With every new work, EDC continues to solidify their rightful place in the landscape of contemporary Dance in Australia.” Dancetrain Magazine

“It is impossible to take one’s eyes off the guests at this dinner party – a charming, relatable, hour-long production.”QT Entertainment 



The Art House Theatre


Wed 12 Jun 2019 - 8pm

Important Information

Duration: 1 hour


Adult: $35.00
Conc.: $30.00
Member: $25.00
Under 30: $22.00

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