Shiver is searching, like most of us, to try and understand the fragility of life. The Australian

Life often unfolds in unexpected directions.

Four strangers find themselves trapped in an unknown place with no exit.

Together they dance tango, search for answers and recall moments when life ran out of control. From the exuberance of young love to the grief of loss, their only hope of moving on is to reconcile the past.

Featuring Danielle Micich’s emotive dance theatre and Kingsley Reeve’s filmic soundscape,  Shiver explores the vulnerability of being human and the stories that connect us.

The four dancers Micich selected are all excellent. They are dynamic, interesting to watch and appear almost as if in rehearsal (in a good way) – they are so relaxed, and often smile or even exchange a short laugh with each other. Gerard Van Dyck, Leanne Mason, Jacqui Claus and Lewis Kilpatrick make this dance work highly accessible, and interact with each other in a way that doesn’t seem choreographed at all.Arts Hub


Created by
Danielle Micich

Performed by
Jacqui Claus
Lewis Kilpatrick
Billie Cook
Gerard Van Dyck

Sound by
Kingsley Reeve

Lighting by
Joseph Mercurio

Dramaturgy by
Humphrey Bower

Costumes by
Seonaidh Murphy

Tour Production Manager
Jason Thelwell

Tour Stage Manager
Armando Licul

Tour Support
Barbara Gdowski
Lin Kilpatrick

Audience Engagement Strategy
nnette Carmichael
Regional Contemporary Dance Facilitator Ausdance WA
Tour Publicists Muse Bureau

Produced and toured by Performing Lines WA

Presenter Contact

Presentation History

Matt Dann Cultural Centre
Port Hedland, WA
Queens Park Theatre
Geralton, WA
Cummins Theatre
Merredin, WA
Esperance Civic Centre
Esperance, WA
Arts Margaret River
Margaret River, WA
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Mandurah, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.