You Animal, You


Commissioned by Sydney Festival
Produced by Force Majeure

Force Majeure’s taboo-busting new work interrogates what makes us human in a desensitised age.

Created with a diverse cast of multi-talented actors and dancers and directed by Danielle Micich, You Animal, You weaves powerful personal stories into a visceral exploration of our drives, attitudes and desires.

You Animal, You will leave you feeling titillated, moved and confronted. It may even make you feel more alive.

“Force Majeure push the boundaries of what is considered contemporary dance and brings us works that communicate with the audience in a fresh, challenging way” – Artshub


Text by Danielle Micich and Heather Mitchell in collaboration with the Company
Director Danielle Micich
Music Kelly Ryall
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Dramaturg Sarah Goodes
Director’s Assistant Ella Hetherington
Voice & Text Coach Charmian Gradwell



Dance Massive
19-24 March 2019, Arts House, North Melbourne, Victoria

Ghenoa Gela, Raghav Handa, Lauren Langlois, Hayley McElhinney, Jack Riley

Stage Manager: Brooke Kiss
Production Manger: Jason Thelwell
Associate Lighting Designer: James Lipari


Sydney Festival
5-8 January 2018, Carriageworks, Sydney, New South Wales

Harrison Elliott, Ghenoa Gela, Raghav Handa, Lauren Langlois, Heather Mitchell

Stage Manager: Brooke Kiss
Production Mangers: Glenn Dulihanty, Mark Haslam

Originally presented

Sydney Festival and Carriageworks.


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.