TEMPERANCE HALL
MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM

Temperance Hall becomes a hub for experimental choreography and performance for the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival

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This September, Temperance Hall becomes a hub for exemplary contemporary  dance and performance over three weeks, presenting a Melbourne Fringe program of new works by artists Deanne Butterworth, Alice Will Caroline with Mark Wilson, Rachael Wisby, Lee Osmond and Shelley Lasica.

Curated by Temperance Hall Artistic Director, Phillip Adams, the program places high calibre emerging and established artists side by side, from recent Victorian College of the Arts Dance graduate Rachael Wisby (a performer in Adams’ Glory, Dance Massive 2019) to esteemed choreographer of 30+ years’ experience, Shelley Lasica (Solos for Other People, Dance Massive 2015).

Discounted tickets are available for those seeing two performances in a night.  The Temperance Hall’s atmospheric bar on the first floor will be open throughout the season, so audiences can enjoy intermission and see as many performances as they desire.

THU 12–SAT 14 SEPT

6:30 PM
Doors Shut
Alice Will Caroline with Mark Wilson

8:00 PM
Group Furniture
Deanne Butterworth

THU 19–SAT 21 SEPT

6:30 PM
Please Do Not Move
Rachael Wisby

8:00 PM
Baby Boy
Lee Osmond

THU 28–SAT 28 SEPT

6:30 PM
If I Don't Understand You
Shelley Lasica

Full program information will be released shortly.

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“Melbourne has always been a hive of energy with independent dance and performance artists interacting with the cultural life of the city in the most unique ways possible. It’s inspirational to be welcoming the Melbourne Fringe Festival into Temperance Hall for the first time in the Hall’s history. Our Fringe program is a bling ring of many performing artists that I admire and they’re certain to blitz Temperance Hall.”
– Phillip Adams, Artistic Director Temperance Hall

The Temperance Hall Melbourne Fringe Program has been generously supported by the City of Port Phillip Local Festivals Fund, 3 Deep, Yal Yal Estate, and Splitrock Tiro.

Main image above courtesy of Nasim Patel and Rachael Wisby.
Smaller images: Temperance Hall's main hall and studio. Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti.
Image above: 2017 Temperance Hall Award recipient Siobhan McKenna in development at the Hall. Photo supplied by Siobhan.