100 Years of the History of Dance

100 Years of the History of Dance

As told by one man in 60 minutes with an Energetic Group Finale  
Produced by Joseph Simons and NCM

Following up from his hit solo show “First Things First” which toured Australia in 2015, dance and comic maverick Joseph Simons returns with his next solo adventure exploring the last century of developments in dance.

This one-man play follows Jacob: a schoolboy challenged with presenting a school report on the history of dance. Exploring the lives of influential choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson, Gene Kelly and Paula Abdul, Jacob not only talks about them, but demonstrates their signature styles at the same time! Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary dance are all addressed, as Jacob questions the difference between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’, and begins to question his own legacy. Original music for the show is composed by Italian film score composer Enrico Melozzi.

“Joseph Simons instinctively understands timing, the real surprise, and the right humour - he is a kind of magician!” Anna Volksland

Written and Performed by Joseph Simons

Commissioned by R. Martin Chavez

Development supported by Queensland Theatre and Mad Dance House

Original music will be composed by Italian film score composer Enrico Melozzi

100 Years of The History of Dance is part of the Civic Theatre 2019 Subscription Season. Subscriptions are available from Wednesday 5th December, single ticket sales available Monday 28th January 2019.

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*As adopted in Council’s fees and charges for the 2018/19 year, a fee of $2.00 for all transactions will apply from Monday August 6th 2018 including counter, phone and online sales. This is a per transaction fee, not a per ticket fee, that will be applied at the end of your purchase. Shows with free tickets, such as Music at Midday, will remain free. Please note: The initial purchase of Gift Vouchers and subscriptions is exempt.

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Date & Time:

Friday 23 August, 11:00am
Friday 23 August, 7:30pm


60 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices:

Adult $40.00
Concession $35.00
Group 4+ $35.00ea
Youth U/25 $30.00
Child U/15 $20.00
School Groups $20.00ea
Adult Subscriber $35.00
Concession Subscriber $30.00
Youth U/25 Subscriber $25.00
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Recommended for ages 13 years+


CSU Riverina Playhouse
8 Cross Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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