Stephanie Lake Company











Nine dancers. Nine drummers. Nine drum kits.

Ferocious dancing and electrifying sound.An explosive ‘tattoo to optimism’, Manifesto features nine dancers and nine drummers on nine drum-kits in front of a towering watermelon-pink velvet curtain. In precision concert, they unleash rebellion, command obedience, radiate wonder and show tenderness. Busby Berkeley opulence meets pounding percussion in a rallying cry for solidarity.


Show Duration: 60min
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Min 15m wide x 11m deep / Height clearance of 11m, with 2m wing space either side, Black tarkett (marley) dance floor
Venue Capacity: 700 - 2.000
Touring Party: 24

Tzu-Yin Hsu


Stephanie Lake
Composer: Robin Fox
Lighting Designer: Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer: Paula Levis
Set Designer: Charles Davis
Production Manager:
Emily O’Brien
Producer: Beth Raywood Cross
Lighting Associate: Rachel Lee
Sound Engineer:
James Wilkinson
Costume Maker: Fiona Holley
Consultant Producer:
Vivia Hickman


"Watching the premiere of Manifesto feels less like viewing a performance and more like witnessing an explosive, ecstatic and primal phenomenon."
In Daily
"Manifesto is another triumph for Lake, a perfectly realised work that celebrates not just the relationship between music and dance, but also the joy of being alive. In these distressing times, we all need a dose of Manifesto’s optimism."
Dance Australia
"An hour of unsullied bliss."
HiFi Way