Fall! Falter!! Dance!!!

I have often wondered about the desire to perform. What keeps bringing me back to the stage? Is it the applause from the audience? The lure of the bright spotlight? The brief and torrid moment of connection with an audience reminiscent of a one night stand?

Fall! Falter!! Dance!!! is a humorous, poignant and sincere reflection on a contemporary dancer’s life, in which recognition is limited and the reward is small. Through this solo, self-devised performance work, I ask myself the fundamental question: ‘why perform?’. This work is the last chapter of my HERE NOW Trilogy.

​(duration: 30 minutes)

​Created and Performed by Ryuichi Fujimura

​Video art: Laura Turner

Design Consultation: Tobhiyah Stone Feller

​Dramaturg: Carlos Gomes

Mentor: Kate Champion

Performance History

11-13 August 2022 @ Parramatta Riverside Theatres (World Premiere)

"Fall! Falter!! Dance!!!" has been developed with the support of Abbotsford Convent, Ausdance NSW, CAAP, FORM Dance Project, Performance Space, The Sydney Fringe and Temperance Hall.”

The world premiere season of “Fall! Falter!! Dance!!! is supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding advisory body, and the NSW government through Create NSW.


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Performance Space's Live Dreams
​image by Heidrun Lohr

Performance Space's Live Dreams
image by Heidrun Lohr

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Performance Space's Live Dreams​image by Heidrun Lohr