The FRESH emerging choreographers showcase demonstrates physical stamina, innovation and personality.

Choreographers Amelia Chong, Ben Mitchell, Elijah Kennar, Zoe Nicholson and Emma Cosgrove have stepped up to the challenge for 2017 to create new works in collaboration with a contributing artist outside the discipline of dance.

Scrambling the Planes: Amelia Chong in collaboration with visual artist Kerryanne Mayhew and set designer Stef Gwilliam

The round brilliant cut of a diamond consists of 58 facets. Every facet has the potential to change a light ray's plane of travel.

Intro: Ben Mitchell with production designer Chloe Alderton

You two are just gorgers 



Obsess: Elijah Kennar with Lulu Tepaeru-Ariki French

An obsession is not always obvious.  

What may be obvious is being obsessive, aggressive, and massive.  

These obsessions affect us. 

Pursuit: Zoe Nicholson and Emma Cosgrove

Is it within our reach or on the everlasting horizon? How will we know when we have reached it? Is it worth losing what's real in order to secure it?


Selected Tempo Festival 2017 shows include special 'Double Deal' ticket price which enables you to catch two festival shows on the same day for a special price. For selected shows that feature on the same day you can get tickets to both for a special price.

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Buy a 10 Trip Pass for $200 (or $206 when purchased online, this includes the $6 credit card fee) and select 10 shows* across the festival. Use them all yourself or share with family and friends! Depending on what shows you choose you could save up to $110! Using the 10 Trip pass is easy – simply purchase at any time and from Monday 25 September you can use your pass to book your chosen shows by calling (309 9771) or visiting Q Theatre's box office and quoting your 10 Trip Pass Sale ID #.Shows are subject to availability, but we will keep you informed if it looks like any show will sell out before Monday 25 September.