This event was featured in our 2019 program.

First Floor


From forgotten bakeries to decommissioned theatres, First Floor transports audiences from living in the now to reminiscing what was, to experiencing what may have never been realised.

Five new solo works woven between mystery and intrigue created by some of Australia’s most exciting dance makers and curated by Launceston’s very own

Thomas E.S Kelly - Solo dance artist
Sofie Burgoyne - Solo dance artist
Isabella Stone - Solo dance artist
Gabriel Comerford - Solo dance artist
Rachel Arianne Ogle - Solo dance artist

Tasdance is a vital force in Tasmania and is a valuable player in the national dance scene, providing an important professional development hub for dancers and choreographers. Tasdance values both the creation and presentation of new dance works in balance with an extensive range of education and community engagement programs.

Founded in 1981 as Australia’s first dance-in-education company, Tasdance has evolved into an award-winning, dynamic Australian company presenting programs that develop artists, extend audiences, and engage communities. The repertoire of Tasdance reads like a Who’s Who of Australian contemporary dance and in the 37 year history has created over 180 new Australian works, by over 90 choreographers. Tasdance continually pursues the curiosity of how dance can be viewed and experienced. The company works very closely with celebrated Tasmanian arts festivals such as Dark Mofo, Mona Foma and Junction Arts Festival to present major participatory projects, durational performance and state of the art interactive technology experiences.