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Lady Example

Image: Mischa Baka

A sweeping, operatic dance of bodies, words and women.

Created and performed by Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride, with an ensemble of collaborating artists, Lady Example undertook a deranged and exquisite stocktake of our histories and mythologies to propose a litany of new, glorious, shuddering worlds. Combining contemporary dance and theatre, this shimmering and mischievous performance considers the historical and contemporary feminine – on our stages, on our screens and in the performance of everyday life – and explores with poignancy and wit the lady examples that made us, and the lady examples we are making still.


Supported by Creative Victoria,  The Australia Council, The Besen Family Foundation, Creative Partnerships Australia, City of Maribyrnong, The Substation, Next Wave, Bureau of Works, private donations, Vitalstatisix and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.


Green Room Award Nominations:

Performer – Caroline Meaden

Duet or Ensemble Piece – Alice Will Caroline


Music Composition and Sound Design – Emah Fox

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive


Creators and performers Alice Dixon, William McBride and Caroline Meaden

Performers Fleur Conlon, Patrick Durnan-Silva, Scott Elstermann, Hannah Monson, Emma Riches, Jo White

Sound Designer Emah Fox

Set and Costume Designer Matilda Woodroofe

Producer Erin Milne, Bureau of Works


“A knock-out. So fantastic and interesting.” Alison Croggon, Witness Performance

6pm, Tue 19 March
6pm, Wed 20 March
6pm, Thurs 21 March
6pm, Fri 22 March
6pm, Sat 23 March
5pm, Sun 24 March

75 mins

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