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" exquisite display of contemporary dance married with top-class choreography" - Dance Train Magazine

Immerse yourself in the spellbinding world of Mechorstra, a groundbreaking contemporary dance performance choreographed by Artistic Directors Scott Pokorny and Tim Barnes in collaboration with the dancers. This innovative and visually striking production is set to be a highlight of the 2024 MidSumma Festival.

Mechorstra is an exploration of the intricate relationship between movement and music. Dancers skillfully emulate an orchestra striving for perfection yet they descend into chaos. This audacious performance pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance, blending elements of ballet, circus and physical theatre to create a unique and unforgettable cultural experience.

Beyond its stunning choreography and artistic execution, Mechorstra holds a deeper resonance. The performance is also crafted around the personal queer stories of Scimm Dance Company's queer-identifying performers. It delves into themes of identity, love, relationships and the stigmas faced both within and outside the LGBTQIA+ community. Each dance sequence is a narrative, celebrating the diversity and richness of queer experiences.

Mechorstra is more than a contemporary dance performance; it's an emotive journey, a celebration of individuality and a bold statement against societal norms. Join us for this extraordinary display of artistry and expression, and discover a performance that resonates with the hearts and minds of all who witness it.


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"A show sure to be remembered, thunderous applause is heard long after the performers’ well-deserved final bows"
" exquisite display of contemporary dance married with top-class choreography. The dancers at Scimm. Dance Company are the real deal"
"Scimm. Dance Company reaches into exacting and technical precision. Mechorstra exudes an athletic and vivacious energy, a deep love of the artform and its possibilities"

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English No Barrier
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 8-11 Feb | Thu-Sat 8pm | Sun 7:30pm


FULL $42.50
CONC $37.50
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


The MC Showroom - The Showroom

L1/50 Clifton St, Prahran

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Sandringham line to Prahran


6 to stop 31 (Chapel St/High St) | tram 78 to stop 46 (Chatham St/Chapel St)

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Ages 15+


Strobe lights, Smoke/haze, Loud or sudden noises

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