A trickle of salt becomes a torrent, becomes a cloud, becomes a pattern; capturing breath and heartbeat before slipping away…

the perception experiment invites audiences to explore time and space in an innovative and experiential live dance performance, sound and sculptural installation. Through provocative sensorial immersion, choreographers Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek (GUTS Dance, Central Australia) examine how the physical world may be experienced, blurring its edges and offering an alternative view of how to navigate through it.

Inviting the audience to break the fourth wall by being led individually into the dance space, the performance is intimate. Shoes off, standing where the dancers would be, the lights go dark and the sound installation begins. What follows is a sensory experience of moving sound and a shifting landscape as the performers wind between the audience who are then invited to sit, surrounding the dance floor, becoming engrossed in an exploration of mind and movement as figures interweave in mesmerising circles of salt.

“A bravura performance… enthralling.” Alice Springs News

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

WORKSHOP ALSO AVAILABLE (duration 1 hr 15 mins)

The workshop will include an introduction to improvisation, floor work and basic contemporary technique, followed by learning a large phrase based on repertoire from The Perception Experiment. In this way will be able to work through aspects of our process and the show which are important to both the creation and performance of this work, whilst giving students the opportunity to extend themselves and learn new skills. 


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the perception experiment


Friday 6 March followed by Q&A

Saturday 7 March

Workshop: Saturday 7 March




Workshop time: 3pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $42

Conc: $40

U21: $30

Members: $38

Dance School Special: Grp 15+ $25


1 hour no interval

Warning: Prolonged periods of darkness, loud score, smoke effects and salt particles.

Late comers will not admitted.

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