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. Lauren Cox assumed the mantle of assistant director in 2010. 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. Phoebe Fisher is the company’s current choreographer and assistant director.
There has been a twenty-year history of Dance at Brighton through the Global Rock Eisteddfod and in the last five years, Lift Dance Theatre. Success was measured through six Rock Eisteddfod wins at state level, the national title in 2011 and global recognition through awards of excellence. Many students went onto careers in the Arts and Performing Arts.
Lift Dance Theatre has gone from strength to strength after Love and Silence premiered at the Goodwood Institute Theatre in 2009. A new work has been presented as part of the Adelaide Festival Fringe in each year since then.
- Summer on the beach at Glenelg 2010
- Awakening at the Australian Dance Theatre in 2011
- Gameplay on the foreshore at Glenelg in 2012
- The Silence of Nothing in the Brighton Performing Arts Centre in 2013
- Place will be presented as a work-in-progress in late 2013 in preparation for its premiere at the 2014 Fringe.
Lift Dance Theatre is an innovative company drawing upon a wide range of influences from Pina Bausch to Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe and Grupo Corpo. Recent work has incorporated live music, a specifically written score and projection.