An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.

Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?

Premiering to extraordinary reviews in Brisbane in 2015, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company.

You will be struck by the sublime costumes by acclaimed Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, original music recordings from Queensland’s highly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and inspiring movement by internationally renowned choreographer, Natalie Weir, in this thrilling ride that exposes the not-so-beautiful in beautiful people.

“…a lively tasting plate offering the audience plenty to savour.” Courier Mail
With every new work, EDC continues to solidify their rightful place in the landscape of contemporary Dance in Australia.” Dancetrain Magazine
“It is impossible to take one’s eyes off the guests at this dinner party – a charming, relatable, hour-long production.” QT Entertainment
  • Warning:

    Production contains smoke and fog.

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Presented by Expressions Dance Company & QPAC

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $65* Concession^ $45 Youth^^ $30
Groups i A-Reserve $55
Schools i A-Reserve $25 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS

^Pension Card holders

^^Under 25 years

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  • Teacher's Notes

    Access the Teacher's Notes via this link

    These education notes have been developed to accompany Expressions Dance Company’s performance of The Dinner Party and associated school workshops. They aim to assist secondary school dance teachers with integrating the themes, stimulus and choreographic processes used when developing The Dinner Party into dance classrooms.

    All activities directly relate to the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Years 7-10 Dance Curriculum as well as the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Dance 2019 v1.1 General Senior Syllabus for Years 11-12.