Symbiosis was an exclusive after-dark walking tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word by award-winning dance company, Australian Dance Party and collaborating artists.

This unique sensory experience explored the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. An embodied study of symbiotic relationships: parasitism, mutualism and commensalism, provoking a crucial reflection on human-ecological relationships and the response-ability we hold in shaping our ecological future.

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


When: March 2021. Where: Australian National Botanic Gardens. Includes: post-show Q & A and offers Audio Description + Auslan interpretation Australian National Botanic Gardens Clunies Ross St, Acton

Supported By

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


Lorna Sim (Day photos) Jeremy Jackson (Evening photos)



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