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“Stephanie Lake has danced with most of our best contemporary dance-makers and now, only five years or so into her choreographic career, she’s making a very strong bid to join them at the top table.

[The dancers] for whom no amount of praise could be too much, embody a rich, diverse dance language with virtuosity and keen intelligence.

At every moment there is something new to see. The exquisite interplay of arms and delicate fingers, for instance, draws intense focus in the manner of a film close-up, while powerfully athletic partnering makes the viewer pull back. Fascinating.” Read more

-Deborah Jones, The Australian

“Equal parts comic and disturbing.” Read more

-Elizabeth Ashley, Dance Informa

“Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake’s Double Blind is one of the most interesting and thought provoking works of this year’s Sydney Festival.” Read more

-Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

“Stephanie Lake demands of her dancers high speed, sharply articulated virtuosity…dark beauty and sheer skill.

Funny and frightening.” Read more

-Keith Gallasch, Realtime

“Stamped with her recognisable choreographic signature: moments of humour woven with the grotesque, work that is unapologetically driven by and constructed around the movement of the human body, and movement that is complex, virtuosic and rigorously articulated.” Read more

★★★★ -Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age

“I found myself marvelling at Stephanie Lake’s ability to extend the reach of her choreography into the audience, the offers of her performers and designers landing in a very real way in our bodies.

Intimacy and violence are tightly woven in this deeply affecting dance piece.” Read more 

★★★★ -Georgia Symons, Arts Hub

“A highly memorable work that will leave a lasting impression.” Read more

-Weekend Review

“The work is tight, the references many, and the effect: devastating.” Read more

-Gracia Haby, Fjord Review