The Beauty Index

After two years of planning I premiere my newest dance performance in Denmark, Western Australia. Created with the men of the Great Southern this visceral work explores the grip of fear upon humanity and the power of beauty to meet its gaze. For the last six months I have worked with 16 men, most of them untrained dancers, who have thrown themselves into training, rehearsals and creative workshops to make this performance.

I am joined in this endeavour by my ongoing collaborator, Sound Designer James Gentle, who has created an epic score of original sound. Together we have explored mathematics, polyrhythmic structures and the sound world around us. Visually the performance is informed by an iconic industrial site - which we don’t reveal to you until you purchase your ticket! The visual feast is further augmented with design from local artists Kevin Draper and Indra Geidans, costume designer Symantha Parr and lighting designer Kevin Blyth. I am so grateful for the support of Producer, Sandi Woo, Co-ordinator, Anna Boaden and the team at Denmark Arts.

Three performances will be presented as part of Denmark Arts Brave New Works #24 festival.
Thursday 2 Nov 7.30pm
Friday 3 Nov 7.30pm
Saturday 4 Nov 7.30pm

Free shuttle bus from 6.30pm, departs every 20 mins from cnr North & Strickland Streets, CRC carpark.

Tickets: Adult $30 / Concession $25 / U18 years $15 / Children under 6 years free / Onsite parking $5 

Onsite parking strictly limited and must be pre-booked. Outdoor event, dress warmly. Directions to site provided with tickets.

Community Performers: Don Anderson, Adrian Baer, Brad Black, Dennis Buffart, Alexander Grace, Carl Heslop, Alex Pyke, Todd Anderson, Rick Bentink, Emil Davey, Nigel Levinson, Phillip G Light, Martin Sulkowski
Professional Performers: Scott Elstermann, Zak Launay, Sam Le Breton, Peter Fares (research phase)


The Beauty Index is supported by Denmark Arts; the WA Government through Departments of Cultural Industries and Regional Development; Country Arts WA; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Regional Arts Fund; Lotterywest.

Photos by Nic Duncan.  Film by Robert Castiglione.

Inside Rehearsals -  The Beauty Index

Photos by Nic Duncan