Lift Dance Theatre
Lift Dance Theatre is Brighton’s contemporary dance company and was created by Artistic Director Alan Todd and Choreographer Erin McAnna in 2008 to produce original contemporary dance works in an extended format that could be part of the Adelaide Festival Fringe. The company philosophy encourages the dancers to be an integral part of the creative process and the company consists of dancers from years 8-12. Lauren Cox took over as Choreographer in 2012.
There has been a twenty year history of Dance at Brighton through the Global Rock Eisteddfod and in the last four years, Lift Dance Theatre. Success has been measured through six Rock Eisteddfod wins at state level, the national title in 2011 and global recognition through awards of excellence. Lift Dance has gone from strength to strength with Love and Silence premiering at the Goodwood Institute Theatre in 2009, Summer on the beach at Glenelg in 2010, and Awakening at the Australian Dance Theatre in 2010 while in 2012 Gameplay was presented at the Adelaide Festival Fringe on the foreshore at Glenelg and The Silence of Nothing in the Brighton Performing Arts Centre. The Silence of Nothing will be part of the 2013 Fringe. A new work Place will begin with a series of workshops late in 2012.
Lift Dance Theatre is an innovative company. Recent work has incorporated live music, a specifically written score and graphic animation. This has brought together musicians, composers and artists from across the campus.
Many students have gone on into careers in the Arts and Performing Arts.