Australian Dance Party Presents: SYMBIOSIS – 6pm performance

Join an exclusive after dark walking tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens during the Enlighten Festival, with live dance, music and spoken word created by award winning dance company, Australian Dance Party and collaborating artists.

Symbiosis is an intimate open-air performance journey derived from symbiotic relationships: parasitism, mutualism and commensalism, present in these ecosystems. The work provokes a crucial reflection on human-ecological relationships and the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene.

Concept & Direction: Alison Plevey
Dance & Choreography: Olivia Fyfe, Ryan Stone, Levi Szabo, Alison Plevey, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM & Somebody’s Aunt
Guide: Liz Lea
Music: Alex Voorhoeve & Andy McMillan
Poetry & Words: Melinda Smith & Ryan Stone
Costume design: Aislinn King


Limited tickets are available for these sessions:

Fri 5 Mar 6pm, 8:15pm
Sat 6 Mar 6pm, 8:15pm
Sun 7 Mar 5:30pm*, 7:45pm
Fri 12 Mar, 6pm, 8:15pm
Sat 13 Mar, 6pm, 8:15pm
Sun 14 Mar, 7:45pm

Supported by artsACT, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Enlighten Festival, QL2 Dance, Molonglo, Maxim Accountants, All Insure, Lorna Sim Photography and Screencraft Media.


– Please get in touch and let us know your access needs:
– *The 5:30pm session on Sun 7th Mar will be Auslan interpreted & Audio described performance.
– With the different terrain/steps through the Gardens, the performance is not wheelchair accessible.
– A filmed online performance of the work will be available for viewing between 12th-14th March via

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Fri Mar 5
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens

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