Stephanie Lake Company











Colossus is an exhilarating contemporary dance performance for up to 60 dancers created by internationally renowned Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake.

At its heart, Colossus is about humanity and the exquisite complexity of living in close proximity to one another. The show is choreographically intricate, thematically bold and has been described as a ‘kick to the solar plexus’. It is at once delicately intimate and explosively dynamic. Featuring 50 student dancers in the original production, Colossus seeks to explore the joy and tension of the collective experience and how we navigate being individuals within the mass.

Colossus had a sell-out premiere season in 2018 at Arts Centre Melbourne and was met with standing ovations, five star reviews and a rapturous response from audiences. It has been listed as the Number 1 show of the year by Time Out Melbourne. The show’s video trailer has since gone viral online, reaching a global audience of millions.


Show Duration: 50min
Audience Suitability: 10+
Stage Size:
Large - Min 12m x 12m
Medium - Min 10m x 10m
White tarkett (marley) dance floor and white cyclorama
Venue Capacity: 500 - 3000
Touring Party: 5
(3 people for 3 - 4 weeks
+ 2 people for 1 week)

Tzu-Yin Hsu


Choreography: Stephanie Lake
Composition: Robin Fox
Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw, Additive Lighting
Costume Design: Harriet Oxley
Production Management: Emily O’Brien, First In Last Out
Technical Management: Robert Larson
Producer: Beth Raywood Cross
Rehearsal Directors: Nikky Muscat, Kaitlin Malone, Marni Green and Sarah McCrorie
Photography: Mark Gambino


"Thrilling and frightening and entirely unforgettable. A monumental talent."
Time Out
"Expansively political and almost microscopically intimate. With this sumptuous and thorny masterpiece, Lake has cemented herself at the heart of Australian dance."
Australian Book Review - Arts Highlights of the Year
"Wildly mesmerising. When the performance comes to an end, there is stillness and a silence as if we’re not exactly sure what we have just witnessed...before a standing ovation."
Dance Informa