SICK is a landmark dance collaboration between Australia’s foremost provocateur of contemporary dance and choreography, Phillip Adams, and award winning contemporary dancer and performer, Ryan New. The performance reveals the beauty and awkwardness of two disparate bodies moving and failing together, shifting the perceptions around artists – and everyone – with disability. Join them for this one-of-a-kind cross-generational dance performance.

SICK’s debut at Midsumma Festival at Temperance Hall will move audiences through an entertaining and immersive shared visceral experience, purposely designed to shift perceptions around the capabilities of artists – and everyone – with disability.

“I have lived with autism since birth and that has helped me to understand what is real and what isn’t. I want to tell my story in my way, to simplify everything and be livelier with emotions and expressions.” – Ryan New

Wed 9 Feb, 7:30pm
Thu 10 Feb, 7:30pm (relaxed performance)
Fri 11 Feb, 7:30pm (Auslan interpreted). Post show artist Q&A 8:30pm
Sat 12 Feb, 7:30pm (audio described) Tactile tour 6:45pm

Find out more here:

Tickets: Full $30, Concession. $25
Phone: Midsumma Box Office (03) 9296 6600.
Email inquiries:
Companion Card holders qualify for a complimentary ticket for their companion. Please contact Midsumma Ticketing on 03 9296 6600 or email

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left ; Audio described event on Saturday ; Relaxed event

Event type

by Deaf and/or disabled artists

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