You’ve never been to a dinner party like this before!

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 host 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?

Combining gripping dance theatre with a touch of explosive fun, 'The Dinner Party' will take you on a thrilling ride through the lifestyles of the power hungry. You will be struck by the sublime costumes by Brisbane-based fashion designer Gail Sorronda and the enduring story told by multiple award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir in this world premiere production.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
B, C
Touring Party

Please refer to the Technical specifications attached for full details regarding this production in your venue. Please note, we are happy to work with you to bring the best possible show to your venue.

EDC is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary dance theatre companies. Since 1984, EDC has created more than 170 works by more than 75 renowned national and international choreographers, while providing sustainable employment for more than 70 dancers throughout its history. The company has enjoyed 22 international tours to 17 countries and 23 major metropolitan and regional Australian tours.

Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Natalie Weir (appointed 2009, outgoing 2018), and with the talent of an extraordinary ensemble of 6-8 dancers, the company has achieved significant recognition through national awards and nominations, including 10 Helpmann Award and 10 Australian Dance Award nominations. EDC's incoming Artistic Director is Amy Hollingsworth.

EDC is defined by its commitment to excellence in performance and sector development. This has particularly been articulated through multi genre creative collaborations with independent artists, small arts companies and major state and national performing arts companies. EDC’s most recent major collaborations include: Aida on The Beach with Opera Australia; Mozart Airborne with Opera Q, Sensory at QAGOMA and The Perfect American with Opera Q, Behind Closed Doors with jazz ensemble Trichotomy; When Time Stops with composer Ian Grandage and Camerata – Queensland's Chamber Orchestra; The Host and The Red Shoes with Southern Cross Soloists; and Carmen Sweet with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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Unique Selling Point

The idea of a dinner party hosted by a wealthy young man of high status, and his guests, all with their own desires, insecurities and agendas provide great fodder for this work. Fast paced and fresh, 'The Dinner Party' is tongue-in-cheek, accessible, enjoyable and exciting to watch. The production is designed to be a smaller scale work for regional touring and can tour with a string quartet or with pre-recorded music. Note, the budget and information provided on this website is for a production with pre-recorded music. We welcome discussions regarding performances with the musicians (Southern Cross Soloists) performing live.

Marketing Materials

Marketing assistance available includes:

  • Media Releases
  • Media Reviews
  • High quality production photos, promotional photos and video
  • Teacher's notes
  • Help and support in developing and organising publicity opportunities
  • 'Behind the scenes' social media footage/photos
  • Template design for posters, flyers and programs (printing charged in addition)
  • Promotion via EDC's marketing channels

Community Engagement

EDC offers a range of contemporary dance workshops to secondary schools and dance schools and can work with you to find the best fit for each opportunity. EDC can also provide Professional Development opportunities for teachers. We are also happy to discuss post show Q&A sessions with the dancers.