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Wayfinder - Dance North


An exhilarating explosion of heart

Wayfinder is a gathering of heart. Physical exuberance, sonic resonance, and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music, and visual art.
Directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page, Dancenorth Australia joins forces with three-time Grammy nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin to create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility. An undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score, immersing audiences in a new sonic dimension. Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes for this sublime new performance, featuring lighting design by Niklas Pajanti.
Speaking to our sensorial nature, Wayfinder reminds us of a state of being that transcends the words that have come to define us. Navigating bigger and more ancient reference points, Wayfinder recognises connection as the central axis of the universe. By the stars, the waves, and the sun, we find our way.
A summoning of collective awe and wonder, Wayfinder is a tonic for the times.

Cast and Creatives:
Concept, Direction and Choreography:
Amber Haines and Kyle Page
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
Composition: Hiatus Kaiyote
Sound Art and Design: Byron J. Scullin
Sound Sculpture Design,Construction, and
Robert Larsen and Nicholas Rou
Visual Design: Hiromi Tango
Design Associate: Chloe Greaves
Design Assistant: Jeanette Hutchinson
Polyrhythm Consultant: Naomi Jean
Performers/Choreographers: Marlo Benjamin, Sabine Crompton-Ward, Tiana Lung,
Damian Meredith, Darci O’Rourke, Tara Jade Samaya, Felix Sampson, Michael Smith


Wayfinder was commissioned by Brisbane Festival and North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA). This project was made possible by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council through their Strategic Partnerships Program, and gratefully acknowledges the Wayfinder Giving Circle, who has supported the making of this work.

Image Credits: Amber Haines



03 August 2024



1hr + Q&A







Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Araluen Member




Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.


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Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies on all purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.

Event Information

Strobe, smoke and Haze
Strickt lockout - latecomers not admitted