Lift Dance Theatre is Brighton’s contemporary dance company and was created to produce original, full length, contemporary dance works as part of the Adelaide Festival Fringe. A new work has been presented in each year since 2008. Dancers are drawn from all levels of the school but the company operates as a semi-professional independent unit based in the Studio and performing in the Brighton Theatre. The company philosophy encourages the dancers to be an integral part of the creative process. All work takes place outside of school hours.
Lift Dance Theatre is an innovative company drawing upon a wide range of influences from Pina Bausch to Batsheva Dance, Sydney Dance Company to Grupo Corpo, Chunky move to Cloudgate Dance Theatre. Many students have gone on to careers in the Arts and Performing Arts.
Lift Dance Theatre works include:
- Love and Silence 2009
- Summer 2010
- Awakening 2011
- Gameplay 2012
- The Silence of Nothing 2013
- Place 2014
- Ander’rait 2015
- Carapace 2016
- Etre 2017
- A new work, Con tempus is planned for the 2017-2018 season
Under the banner of Integrated Learning, students can gain 20 units of SACE accreditation. This is resulted in Year 10 and 11 but students who complete a whole production in Year 9 also achieve the same result once they reach Year 10. Auditions are held in April.
Alan Todd is the Artistic Director. Phoebe Fisher is the choreographer.