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: 60 minutes
Audience Suitability: 8+
Stage Size: min. 15m width x 11m depth x 11m height with 2m wing space either side, Black tarkett (marley) dance floor
Venue Capacity: 700 - 2.000
Touring Party: 24

Wolfgang Hoffmann



Stephanie Lake
Composer: Robin Fox
Lighting Designer: Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer: Paula Levis
Set Designer: Charles Davis
Production Manager:
Emily O’Brien
Associate Producer:
Beth Raywood Cross
Lighting Associate: Rachel Lee
Sound Engineer:
James Wilkinson
Costume Maker: Fiona Holley
Consultant Producer:
Vivia Hickman
Dancer: Samantha Hines, Marni Green, Melissa Pham, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Robert Tinning, Josie Weise, Kimball Wong, Jack Ziesing, Rachel Coulson
Drummers: Nat Grant, Robbie Avenaim, Rama Parwata, Alex Roper, Alon Ilsar, Maria Moles, Tina Nguyen, Rohan Rebeiro, Jen Tait
Photography: Roy Van der Vegt


"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