20 Jul 2023 - Capitol Theatre

Presented by WIN Network

Created by Karul Projects

SILENCE pulls the Treaty conversation out from under the rug, slams it back on the table and invites you to make it a talking point!

Silence is about the space in between. The conversations not being heard and the responses that are muted. Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the Silence.


There’s Silence between the stars as the Emu travels across the night sky. There’s Silence in the dancer’s energy when they hit the cut, the rupture between rhythms and movement where the spirit world can enter. It’s also the deafening Silence under white noise. The same questions echoed through generations.

“The soundtrack was electrifying and the performance so powerful and riveting, that I had to remind myself to breathe” - Audience member

We have marched across Country. We have had promises made and promises broken. In Silence we pull the unresolved conversations from under the rug and slam them back on the table. Because the conversation about a Treaty will never be silenced.

Suitable for ages 12+


Warning: Water based haze and strobe lighting will be used in this performance. 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died.


Choreographer / Writer / Performer
Thomas E.S. Kelly

Rehearsal Director / Performer
Taree Sansbury

Choreographic Dramaturg
Vicki Van Hout

Alethea Beetson

Benjin Maza
Keia McGrady

Olivia Adams

Glory Tuohy-Daniell

Percussion Composer / Performer
Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie

Music / Sound Designer
Sam Pankhurst

Lighting Designer
Karen Norris

Costume Designer
Selene Cochrane



Image by Simon Woods


Silence is produced by BlakDance and the national tour has received financial asistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

The premiere production was co-commissioned in 2020 by BlakDance, HOTA Home of the Arts, City of Gold Coast, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Festival with support by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Start your theatre experience with a sumptuous 3 Course Meal at Deco Wine Bar & Restaurant

If the Dinner or lunch is available in conjunction with the show you are seeing then the Dinner Deal will pop up during your online sales transaction.


Deco Dinner as an add on to your show ticket goes off sale the morning of the performance for weekday shows and off sale on Friday mornings for the weekend events. Please contact Deco Wine Bar & Restaurant directly on 6766 7260 to make a reservation after this time.




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