The Perception Experiment

A single grain of salt sits atop a dormant mass. A tentative shuffle begins a migration, gravity-beckoned and persistent. Micro-movements and moments occur over expanses of time, interrupted and intersected by bodies. The trickle becomes a torrent, becomes a cloud, becomes a pattern; capturing breath and heartbeat before sweeping away.

In their first work made in Central Australia, choreographers Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek invite you to explore time and space through an offering of live dance performance, sound and salt. Through provocative sensorial immersion, The Perception Experiment strives to examine our experience of being in the physical world, blur its edges and offer an alternative view of how we might navigate through it.

The Perception Experiment premiered at the Araluen Arts Centre in 2017, and has since played to sold out audiences in Dance Massive 2019 (Melbourne) and Festival Cultural de Mayo (Guadalajara, Mexico). In August 2019 it will tour to the Darwin Festival (click to purchase tickets), before the company embarks on a 6 state regional Australian tour in February and March 2020, in partnership with Artback NT.

For touring information please contact us.


Concept, direction and choreography: Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek

Original choreographic collaborators/performers: Kelly Beneforti and Tara Samaya

Additional performers: Ashleigh Musk

Sound design: Darcy Davis

Lighting design: Jen Hector

Costume design: Frankie Snowdon & Liz Verstappen

Project Producer: Adam Wheeler

Tour Manager: Liz Rogers