Situ-8 is an annual program of site-specific, short dance works co-produced by two of Perth’s most vital arts organisations, STRUT Dance and Tura New Music. Featuring a suite of collaborations by local and interstate choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians and other creatives made for a different non-theatre venue each year, it’s a fantastic opportunity for artists and audiences to access new spaces and make new connections, and to ‘re-situate’ contemporary dance and music in relation to the unique physical and cultural architecture of the city itself. It also gives artists, audiences, artworks and artforms that heightened sense of collective presence in time and space which is essential to all live performance and which site-specific work is especially conducive to.

Situ-8: City

Antonio Rinaldi and Celina Hage in The Melody Haunts My Reverie, Situ-8: City. Photo © Jed Steele

Previous Situ-8 sites have included the Old Perth Girls School, Cyril Jackson Senior College, the entire WA State Theatre Centre (including the courtyard, foyers and staircases) and the foyer, bar, rooms and rooftop of the boutique inner-city Alex Hotel. This year’s...