Depth of Field

World Premiere Season:
06 – 14 March 2015

Presented with Malthouse Theatre
In association with Dance Massive

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James Vu Anh PhamNiharika SenapatiTara Jade Samaya

Creative Team:
Choreography & Direction:
Anouk van Dijk
Costume Design:
Mel Page
Sound & System Design:
Marco Cher-Gibard
Anny Mokotow
Choreographic Secondment
Luigi Vescio

Key Image Photography: Andrew Gough
Image Treatment: The Sisters Hayes

Production Photos: Jeff Busby

Media Response

“Highly sophisticated and fascinating… stunning cast of performers”
**** The Age

Depth of Field features moments of true dance magic
**** ArtsHub

“Depth of Field emerges simply and satisfyingly into a holistic work”
**** The Herald Sun

“Captivating stuff – even the weather gods seem to be in awe”
**** The Daily Review

“An exceptional performance work that moves beyond the parameters of dance and movement practice”
***** Melbourne. Arts. Fashion


Depth of Field is summoned from the twilight in a cascade of simultaneous realities and chance encounters.

The change of light over an hour is a movement in time. A chance meeting in the street switches our focus in a blink. We experience these phase shifts every day, but they pass by without lasting notice.

Malthouse Theatre and Chunky Move invite you to an outdoor site-specific performance – a playful and poetic interaction between three dancers and a city.

Amidst the performance, as the city changes tempo, awareness of everyday life shifts to reveal the unseen.


‘Our city presents a landscape of shifting experiences. Every day these moments intrude and influence our fleeting moods and inform our identities. Anouk van Dijk’s performance will seductively draw our attention toward all these little experiences that go unnoticed.’ – Marion Potts, Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre