About Force Majeure

You Animal, You,  Image: Prudence Upton, 2018

You Animal, You, Image: Prudence Upton, 2018

One of Australia’s most celebrated arts companies, Force Majeure produces critically acclaimed dance theatre. Using its unique blend of storytelling and movement, the company creates award-winning works by exploring and questioning contemporary culture.

A resident company at Carriageworks in Sydney, Force Majeure’s original works are created through collaboration and partnerships with leading Australian artists and companies. Through a rigorous devising process, Force Majeure works with multidisciplinary artists to produce unforgettable theatrical experiences that ignite curiosity in audiences, and inspiration in artists.

As an industry leader, Force Majeure invests deeply in artform and artist development through the company’s INCITE program. INCITE offers invaluable training in the company’s devising process and sets the standard in our artform for young, emerging and mid-career artists.

The company offers support to Australia’s independent dance sector through its Company Artist position, currently occupied by award-winning Torres Strait Islander maker and performer Ghenoa Gela. Force Majeure also produces new works by leading independent dance artists, which have included Kristina Chan and Byron Perry.

The company is led by Artistic Director Danielle Micich and was established in 2002 by Founding Artistic Director Kate Champion.

Force Majeure is a proud member of Live Performance Australia, the International Society of the Performing Arts, Theatre Network Australia/NSW and Ausdance National.

Force Majeure acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, and pays respect to their Elders past and present.