2024 Subscription Season
Made in Tasmania
Mature Artists Dance Experience, in association with the Theatre Royal, presents

To Carry / To Hold

11 - 12 Apr 2024 (2 performances)
Thu 11 Apr 2024 7:00 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2024 7:00 pm
Studio Theatre

Skin is a container. It protects our bodies’ intricate inner architecture from burning sun and penetrating cold. Skin is resilient and regenerative but fragile too. From its delicate nerve endings we derive the sensation of touch, pain, pleasure and gentle caress. As we age the texture of its canvas deepens with lines, folds, stretch marks and scars. But beyond those physical properties, skin is a vessel for the memories we collect as we move through the world. Beneath its smooth texture emotions and experiences exist in the intangible ether.

To Carry / To Hold celebrates the power of the human body and the stories it holds. This new commission by choreographer Liesel Zink has been especially created for Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE) – the groundbreaking company that embraces the experience, skill and strength that older dancers have developed over their careers. 

Zink’s choreography makes connections between the mundane routines of everyday life and the transformative moments that alter its course. To Carry / To Hold intertwines past, present and future in an exploration of the stories that connect us across time, space and generations. 

Download the program for To Carry / To Hold here.

MADE is a celebration of movement, artform and wisdom.
Forty South


Christine Bell

Penny Carey-Wells

Jill Clennett

Shirley Gibson

Annie Greenhill

Kate Ireland

Christine Keele

Lucinda Sharp

Aśka Smietanska

MADE, Tasmanian Government, The Old Woolstore and Encore Dance Studios logos in black and white on a white background.

Premium       Full $50 | Concession $45

A Reserve     Full $45 | Concession $40
B Reserve     Full $40 | Concession $35

Limited 30 Under 30 / Industry Allies / Student Members $30
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50 mins (no interval)

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