The artists of DanceBourne Arts present a series of three independent works in the programme Balance.  Balance features three individual dance pieces that reflect the choreographers’ life experiences and responses to dance, and original music composed especially for the Balance programme.

Balance juxtaposes traditional and contemporary attitudes to dance and movement prompts re-imagining of technical, emotional, and visceral experiences of dance.  Each dance piece is a convergence of aesthetic and lived experiences, and interpretative responses to dance. 

In the first work, Balancé, Luanne Hyson takes inspiration from Balanchine’s innovative interpretation of Serenade, 1934, to music by Pyotr Tchkavoisky to suggest transitional moments in dance history.  Ideas of time and movement flow are connected in Lunar Tide, by Kathleen Skipp, while the third piece, I Cried Once When Snow Stopped Falling, by Rain Francis, counterpoints emotional poignancy and bodily athleticism.  

Original music is by Josh Mitchell, Norman Skipp, and Damon Smith,

DanceBourneArts acknowledges sponsorship by Balance Water, Melbourne School of Classical Dance, Capezio Australia and The Space.

Photography by White Space Photographic Studio.


In kind support:

Damon Smith, musician and composer

Josh Mitchell, musician and composer

Norman Skipp, musician and composer

Juliet Burnett, rehearsal mentor

Gerard Van Dyck, rehearsal mentor

Ariane Donatella Quellier, rehearsal mistress

Rochelle Carmichael, rehearsal assitant

Jana Castillo, rehearsal assistant

Sakura Shimizu, director, City Dance Centre

Jin Chong, artist

Supported By



Clocktower Centre


Premiere Performance


Sunday 10 July 2016



750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039


Winter Soiree - Balancé


Sunday 26 June 2016

7.30pm RSVP by Eventbrite


Collingwood Town Hall

140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford VIC 3067


Exclusive studio preview -Balance programme

(for supporters, donors & sponsors)


Sunday 3 April 2016

12.00pm - 1.00pm (invitation only)


MSCD Studios

1/62 Rose Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065



Balancé (preview) - Studio filming

Friday 4th December 2015


MSCD Studios

1/62 Rose Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065




Balancé (preview)


JY Dance Academy Showcase 2015

- Guest Appearance  


Saturday 28th November 2015

3pm Open event


Corner of Highfield Rd and Church St, Canterbury, VIC 3126



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