Revolutions per minute (rpm) - AYDF2019 Gala Performances

The Australian Youth Dance Festival offered an opportunity to see incredible work by youth companies in the Revolutions Per Minute gala performances.

Sold out audiences enjoyed a program of works by youth dance companies showcasing the culmination of an intense collaborative process of creating original ideas. Involving exploration, improvisation and interrogation; each individual work was created with the young dancers contributing to every aspect including thematic/ conceptual ideas to movement languages and physicalities and everything in between!

From political opinions to concerns about climate change and the state of our environment, youth today has a lot to say and they said it through dance at the RPM Gala Performances.


"All the works presented were strong and bore the imprint of much thoughtful input" (Review by 3MBS Radio)

"The performances were moody and frequently abstract and poetic in nature"(review by Stage Whispers)

"Each dance sequence was beautifully contextualised through lighting and costuming" (review by Stage Whispers)

“…the whole festival, is truly a celebration of the joy of movement”.

Wednesday 10 July

En Trance, Austinmer Dance Theatre, Australia

NowHere, Stompin, Australia

Consider the Possibilities, Wagana and DUST Youth Dancers, Australia

IMMI, Rutherford Dance Company Youth, UK

Skin II, The Presence Project: Moving Bodies, Moving Minds, Singapore

Naturally Man-Made, QL2 Dance, Australia

For Those Who Wait, YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) - National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, Scotland

Thursday 11 July

Fragile Terrain, The Flipside Project (Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub), Australia 

Static Equilibrium,  Dansebryggeriet (Stands&Dans), Denmark in collaboration with Hurja Piruetti Western Uusimaa Dance Institute, Finland 

Tide,  Yellow Wheel, Australia 

Windthrow, Origins Dance Company, Australia 

Shifting, FLING Physical Theatre, Australia

For Those Who Wait, YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) - National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, Scotland 


10 & 11 July 2019 Meat Market, Melbourne