“Outer Urban Projects facilitates... vital and empowering work that reflects our complexity as a people and our cultural heritage…”

Andrew Bovell - 'Lantana' & 'Secret River'


VESSEL is a journey from one side of the world to another, through generations, time and parallel realities.  Dance, vignettes, stories and song transform into a string of intersecting encounters and a powerful aesthetic, spanning street cultural and contemporary styles.

A dance theatre work about what it means to give birth and where and what you are born into.

VESSEL features an inter-generational ensemble of dancers, performers and musicians brought together by Artistic Director Irine Vela with choreography by leading dance exponents, Thomas E. S. Kelly, Nebahat Erpolat and Demi Sorono with dancers from Outer Urban Projects dance ensemble, Victoria Canning, Tehyali Malone, Damian Seddon, Simone Etheve and Josephine Inia, Actor Sahra Davoudi and Musicians Kelly Dowall and Fouad Harraka.

Costume Design by Amanda Clarke and Lighting Design by Gina Gascoigne.


Date & Time:

Wednesday 20 Sept 10.30am & 1.00pm
Thursday 21 Sept 10.30am & 1.00pm
Friday 22 Sept 12.30 & 7.00pm
Saturday 23 Sept 3.00pm & 7.00pm

Morning and matinee performances from Wednesday - Friday will include a 15 minute Q&A


50 minutes (no interval)


Arts Centre Melbourne
Playhouse Rehearsal Room


The 2017 season of VESSEL has concluded.

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