Dance – Katrina Lazaroff’s Involuntary – 1-5 May at Space – Preview

Katrina Lazaroff’s InvoluntaryVirtual loss of mind flexed in captivating Involuntary work

With no signs of the advanced technology glut slowing down, emerging South Australian dance theatre and education company, One Point 618 encourages audiences to laugh at the ‘automatic’ and ‘unconscious’ characteristics of 21st Century behaviour in world premiere production, Involuntary at the Space Theatre from 1 to 5 May.

Involuntary challenges the intense pressure to conform to the evolution of the modern world. While there are lots of pluses with technology at our fingertips, Involuntary investigates the flipside of evolution’s accelerated pace and the coercion that clouds our decision making. Watch this company of stunning dancers as they interpret the impact, the emotion and the inherent comedy of technological change.

Directed and choreographed by Katrina Lazaroff, Involuntary looks at how society is preoccupied by the pressures of life, consumerism and regulation. The work aims to stimulate audiences to question their values by proposing light-hearted and confronting views of our engagement with reality.

Involuntary boasts a formidable ensemble of exceptional arts professionals including seasoned dancers Tim Rodgers, Ninian Donald, Veronica Shum and Jessica Statton, video and lighting by Nic Mollison, sound design by Sascha Budimski and a collaborative set design effort from Nic Mollison, Richard Seidel and Katrina Lazaroff.

South Australia’s One Point 618, founded by Katrina Lazaroff, fosters creativity and artistic excellence in dance and education. Working within the genres of contemporary dance, theatre, popular dance styles, music, design and technology, the company delivers innovative and accessible performances for all ages. The company previously presented the stunning dance work Pomona Road at Adelaide Festival Centre, which received critical acclaim.

Director and Choreographer Katrina Lazaroff says: “Automatic, without conscious control, against one’s will, reactive – these all come to mind when I think Involuntary. Through humour and irony the work will look at how we are all prone to being persuaded to make choices we do not believe in or understand. We are all becoming so busy by the pressures of life, we often avoid questioning the implications of our social behaviour.”

Involuntary was developed through Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program, which supports the development and presentation of the very best contemporary performance by independent artists.
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier says:

“Involuntary is yet another example of Katrina’s exceptional abilities to bring together dynamic performers in exciting choreography, married with the effective execution of set, lighting and sound to delve into topical matters,”
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone as talented as Katrina remain an integral part of SA’s dance and education community. Her commitment to consistently delivering high qualities of innovative, contemporary and relevant works, resonates with audiences on many levels,” he says.

In addition to the performances, Adelaide Festival Centre’s GreenRoom youth arts membership program in partnership with centrED presents a Dance Masterclass with Director and Choreographer Katrina Lazaroff on Wednesday 2 May, 1-3pm, Space Theatre. To register call 8216 8594 or email

What: Katrina Lazaroff’s Involuntary
Venue: Space Theatre
When: 1 & 2 May 7pm, 3 & 4 May 12pm & 8pm, 5 May 8pm, 2 May includes post-show Q&A
Cost: Adult $35, Concession $26, Student $25, GreenRoom $20, Groups 6+ $30, Season Subscription Adult $30, Season Subscription Concession $23 Suitable: 14+ years
Bookings: BASS 131 246 or


Kryztoff has a double pass to giveaway to next Tuesday night’s (1st May) performance at 7pm. To enter, just let us at the name of the director of Involuntary by midnight tonight (Friday).

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