Stephanie Lake Company


Pile of Bones

A new contemporary dance work by award winning choreographer Stephanie Lake.
PILE OF BONES examines love, suppression and the uprising of inner demons and angels in this intense and intricate work.

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Created by Helpmann Award winning choreographer Stephanie Lake, Pile of Bones brings together a remarkable team of artists including some of Australia’s best dancers (Marlo Benjamin, Samantha Hines, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Jack Ziesing), renowned audio-visual artist Robin Fox (composer) and design team Harriet Oxley (costume) and Matthew Adey (lighting).

Pile of Bones examines love, suppression, mutation and the uprising of inner demons and angels. Bodies are encrusted with fluttering armour and caught in sticky webs. From crystal cut precision to wild abandon, Pile of Bones is a visceral, choreographic and audio-visual exploration of the intricacies of our closest relationships.

Pile of Bones will premiere at Melbourne’s Arts House, August 2017.

We can’t wait to share this work with audiences but we need support to bring the work to it’s exciting final performance stage!

As a newly formed company, funding is our major challenge. Stephanie Lake Company has no ‘core funding’ as yet, we currently survive project to project. If we’re unsuccessful in a grant round it is extremely challenging and our budgets end up in the red.

The company has had enormous success with sold-out shows, critical acclaim, major festival presentations, international touring and exciting partnerships. But as a small and relatively young company without any cash reserves it is hard to plan ahead.

Pile of Bones is a show we’re so excited to present. We just need a last push of funds from our supporters to get it over the line!

We are looking for donors to sponsor the wages of the immensely talented dancers: Samantha Hines, Jack Ziesing, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Marlo Benjamin. The funds raised will contribute towards our final week of rehearsal and pre-production through to the performance season week at Melbourne’s cutting edge performance venue Arts House.

Your donation will keep these dancers dancing! You will be an investing in a uniquely Australian contemporary dance company that creates original, thought-provoking performances driven by an intense physicality, intricate choreographic detail, engaging concepts and sharply realised design.

We can’t wait to present Pile of Bones to our audience.


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Stephanie Lake Company is a Melbourne based contemporary dance company that makes original, thought provoking performances driven by an intense physicality, intricate choreographic detail, engaging concepts and sharply realised design.

Stephanie Lake’s dance works have won the Helpmann, Australian Dance and Green Room Awards for Best Choreography and have been presented around Australia including Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival and Arts House and toured internationally to Paris, Denmark, Hong Kong, Glasgow, Dublin, Singapore and Germany.

Stephanie Lake has been commissioned to choreograph works for leading companies such as Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Queensland Ballet, Dancenorth, Tasdance, Frontier (Singapore) and New Zealand Dance Company. Stephanie collaborates with across art-forms working in theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video. She is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.

“Stamped with her recognisable choreographic signature: moments of humour woven with the grotesque, work that is unapologetically driven by and constructed around the movement of the human body, and movement that is complex, virtuosic and rigorously articulated.”
Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age (on Double Blind)


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