REFERENCE MATERIAL by Alisdair Macindoe REFERENCE MATERIAL by Alisdair Macindoe

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Event Details

An irreverent dance work that asks, can artists compete with the internet?

REFERENCE MATERIAL is a new dance work from choreographer, Alisdair Macindoe, exploring the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism and digital interdependence. Sitting somewhere between a lecture, a stand-up show, a guided tour and a dance recital, REFERENCE MATERIAL is a chaotic and humorous performance that reflects a world saturated by media technology.

In an effort to salute the historical figures and social icons who have paved the way toward our current privileged performance culture, REFERENCE MATERIAL takes on the impossible task of acknowledging and referencing its own cultural context, unashamedly exposing its own creative process in doing so.

Director, Choreographer, Sound Designer: Alisdair Macindoe
Performer, collaborator: Geoffrey Watson
Performer, collaborator: Harrison Ritchie-Jones
Performer, collaborator: Rachel Coulson
Visual Designer (object/costume): Andrew Treloar
Lighting Designer and Production Manager – Thomas Roach
Producer: Freya Waterson

Image by Pia Johnson



This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. Where possible, when coming to this event, please adhere to:

• Physical distancing
• We strongly recommend wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
• Register your visit
• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend

Thank you so much for keeping us all safe and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre!



The creative development of this project has been supported by Sidney Myer Foundation and Lucy Guerin Inc..

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14 April - 24 April, 2021


Wed - Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 6:30pm, Sat matinee 4pm (Sat 24 April)


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote, 3070




Group of 4 or more $28 Darebin Resident $30 Full $35 Preview $25 Concession and students $28

Additional Info

Warnings: Coarse language and haze
AUSLAN interpreted performance on Thursday 22 April at 8:30pm.