Enter the dream machine

This June, let your imagination run wild as creatures of the night, stage knights, synth lords and dance wizards take over the stages of Esplanade.

Ready for some dance wizardry?

Catch M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2017

2 Jun – 7 Jul 2017

Check out the programmes

Pick up a new move


There’s no better way to fall in love with dance than to try it yourself.

Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from experts, in the months leading up to da:ns festival (20 – 29 Oct).

See what’s in store

Help us build our Mural of Dreams

Join our fundraising initiative

17 Jun – 23 Jul 2017
Every Sat, Sun & Public Holiday, 3pm – 9pm
Esplanade Annexe Studio & Festival Corner

Get a mosaic tile from $2 and help complete this public art installation, designed by local art collective Tell Your Children and built by mosaic artist Nanette Zehnder. Every dollar raised goes to our community engagement programmes.

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