The Rivoli
DANCE MAKERS COLLECTIVE | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE
22–25 JANUARY Granville Town Hall $39 + BF 60 mins
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
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  • Wed 22 Jan at 8.00pm
    Thu 23 Jan at 8.00pm*
    Fri 24 Jan at 8.00pm 
    Sat 25 Jan at 8.00pm

    * Followed by Q&A

TICKETS & PRICING
  • General Admission Full Price – $39
    + booking fee
The Rivoli
DANCE MAKERS COLLECTIVE | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE

A celebration of social life before social media, when to meet was to talk, laugh and move to music together.

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace on Church St, Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall. It was demolished in 1973 to make way for an office development. Now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

Dance Makers Collective brings those stories to life in a tribute to the rituals of social dance and the human drive toward belonging and togetherness.

Staged in the Heritage-listed Granville Town Hall, The Rivoli invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

READ THE SHOW PROGRAM HERE

READ THE SHOW PROGRAM AS AN ACCESSIBLE WORD DOC HERE

Accessibility
Important Info
Warning - this performance contains haze, loud music and strobe lighting.
Cast and Credits

Director: Miranda Wheen

Producer: Carl Sciberras

Composer: Matt Cornell

Designer: Anya McKee

Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman

Stage Manager: Ellen Castles

Audio Content: Allison Chan, Ninah Kopel & Tim Roxburgh

Choreography by Dance Makers Collective and guest performers

Dance Makers Collective: Matt Cornell, Anya McKee, Sophia Ndaba, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras, Miranda Wheen & Rosslyn Wythes

Performers: Matt Cornell, Luke Currie-Richardson, Emma Harrison, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras & Rosslyn Wythes

Band: Greg Poppleton

Featuring Future Makers, Dance Makers Collective’s Youth Dance Company: Sarah Goroch, Jessica Kuit, Beryl La, Bedelia Lowrencev, Cinzia Marrocco, Matina McAneney, Monica Moreno, Christopher Wade & Ella Watson-Heath

Featuring voices and stories of: Auburn Seniors Dance, Cedars of Lebanon, Chinese Seniors Community Dance, Jo Clancy (Wiradjuri), Kate Howarth (Wiradjuri), John & Josie Lee, Barry & Sandra McKernan, Bhenji Ra & Gwen Wilson

Photos Gavin Clarke, Anya McKee

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