It’s about one moment…

From award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir and Queensland's premier contemporary dance company, Expressions Dance Company, comes When Time Stops - a haunting journey of life-changing moments.

The moment you are hurtled into unknown territory…
The moment the water rises…
The moment you choose to stay or go…
The moment when time stops…

In her final moments a woman's life flashes before her eyes, opening the floodgates on those achingly personal yet intensely dramatic life-defining events: loss, new love, tragedy and longing.

How we deal with these moments determines who we are, who we become, and what we hold dear.

When Time Stops features Iain Grandage's Helpmann Award winning score, performed live on stage by Queensland's chamber orchestra, Camerata of St John's.

The return season of this highly celebrated work features design by Bill Haycock and lighting by David Walters.


“An exhilarating experience ... a dazzling event” The Guardian

“An arresting, poignant, and ultimately, haunting piece of theatre” The Courier Mail


Production credits

Concept Natalie Weir, Bill Haycock and the EDC Dancers
Choreography Natalie Weir
New composition Iain Grandage
Design Bill Haycock
Lighting David Walters
Musical direction Brendan Joyce

Performed by Expressions Dance Company and Camerata of St John's

With EDC dancers Michelle Barnett, Benjamin Chapman, Cloudia Elder, Rebecca Hall and Elise May, and guest dancers Thomas Gundry Greenfield, Xiao Zhiren and Jake McLarnon.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

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Presented by Expressions Dance Company & QPAC



Pricing Guide

Premium All tickets $69
A-Reserve Adult $59 Concession^ $45 Youth/Student^^ $29
Admission i Adult $49 Concession^ $43
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Admission i Admission $25 1 teacher free of charge per 10 students, then additional teachers for $27 each
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^^Youth under 25 years old and students