A Call to Dance produced by Performing Lines

Who We Are

Who We Are

Performing Lines develops challenging and inspirational artists and works that shape Australian culture, society and performance practice.

We work closely with artists and arts companies to make new and transformative performing arts projects happen. We join the dots between artists, audiences, presenters and supporters.

Lz Dunn’s Aeon. Image by Daniel Grant.

We Are Producers

We work closely with artists and arts companies to make amazing projects happen. We work nationally with offices in Sydney and Perth, and manage Tasmania Performs in Hobart. We join the dots between artists, audiences, presenters and funders to get projects off the ground.

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We Champion Artists

Respect for artists is central in all that we do. We’re advocates for independent artists, always questioning assumptions and pushing boundaries to make work in more supportive and innovative ways, and finding new paths to connect them to presenters and audiences.

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Ghenoa Gela & Rachael Maza developing My Urrwai. Image by Jamie James.

Amrita Hepi’s A Call to Dance. Image by Sarah Walker.

We Take Risks

Throughout our 35 year history, Performing Lines has consistently backed artistically challenging and rigourous work. We don’t shy away from big ideas and important conversations, and our programming champions diversity, risk and exploration.

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We Are Values-Driven

Performing Lines supports new voices that express the diversity of the Australian experience. We program work that fulfills the following values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Inquiry
  • Resonance

Sensorium Theatre’s Whoosh! Image by Christophe Canato.

Tasmania Performs’ The Season by Nathan Maynard. Image by Simon Pynt.

We Lead By Example

Performing Lines is committed to achieving industry best practice in all that we do, whether that is producing shows, community engagement programs or supporting artists and the broader arts sector through skills development initiatives.

Our board, led by Bill Harris, is similarly committed to the highest standard of ethical governance.

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Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.