Ever wanted a second chance? Ever wanted to go back to the beginning?

Alternating between chaos and calm are four humans dancing for their lives and times. They’re pushing through with an open-hearted, full-bodied tackle of our ‘not-listening’, ‘not-seeing’ human traits. They’re looking out from the prison of their worldview onto breathtaking landscapes. They’re swinging between exertion and exhaustion. They’re messing up their island, their minds, their world. Mostly, care eludes them. Audiences bear witness as these crash test dummies ride their highs and their lows towards glimpses of agency and, ultimately, another chance to arrive again.

Driven by outstanding professional contemporary dance, Human Ba La La has one eye on our pasts and the other on our here and now. This stirring Tasmanian premiere harnesses the visual and narrative power of film, sound, set and lighting to live performance by international dancers in their prime and back on shore.


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Great Southern Dance pays its respects to the original owners of the land upon which we work, the Muwinina and the Mumirimina people.

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the continuing custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and honour Aboriginal Elders past and present. We value their history, culture and resilience and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

lutruwita milaythina Pakana – Tasmania is Aboriginal Land