Amongst the Many


Presented as part of an evening of site-specific performance, Amongst the Many is an audio-guided work for a group, exploring the audience as a “site” and the nature and dynamics of group situations and the encounters contained within. The audience are guided around the grounds of Fremantle Arts Centre between the other works presented, and in the process, they themselves become part of the performance.

Other presenters in the season included Sarah Chaffey and Linton Aberle, Emma Fishwick, Emma Harrison and Kynan Hughes

Performance History

Nov 2015 In Short – In Situ, curated by Unkempt Dance, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

Amongst the Many (In Short In-Situ 2015) from Serena on Vimeo.


When We First Met


WHEN WE FIRST MET is a one-on-one audioguided mobile performance, exploring human interaction and the significance of shared moments between strangers in the city. The audio walk, with original text written by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton, leads the audience member through both everyday and unusual spaces, and encouraging them to view and examine them in a new way. During the course of the performance a fragmented narrative weaves its way through the guide, setting up a relationship between the audience member and a single performer, and framing the audience member as one of the central characters in this duet that weaves through the city.

This one-on-one audio guided promenade performance reframes the streets as a set: you, a pair of headphones, the city as terrain and the story that unravels.

Created by: Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton (AIVDT)

Performance History

11 June 2015 24th Process - Space Art Festival, Balchik (BG)

22-26 June 2015 Water Tower Art Fest, Sofia (BG)

16 March 2016 Noted Festival, Canberra (AU)

15-17 April 2016 YouAreHere Festival, Canberra (AU)

24-27 May 2016 Festival Alternativnog Kazaliznog Izričaja, Zagreb (HR)

When We First Met by Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre from Serena on Vimeo.


The Dual Existence of Time

In May 2014, Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre made their international debut at Springhouse in Dresden, Germany. Selected as one of 20 international artists, AIVDT were resident in a working office building in the Neustadt district, living and working in the building alongside their regular business tenents. As a result of this residency, they presented The Dual Existence of Time , a promenade performance throughout the building as part of the public festival from May 23-25. More information about the festival can be found at


Life in Miniature


"There was a strange sense that we could be anywhere, at any time..."

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre invites you to come in, sit back, eat a biscuit and join us on the ride as Life in Miniature takes you up close to the lives of two unknown travellers. Playful, exciting and strangely beautiful, this is a show about two people, one small space and time on the road.

Performance History

March 2013 Adelaide Fringe (SA)

August 2012 MoveMe Festival/City of Perth Winter Arts Season, Perth (WA)

June 2012 reimagined for Nomadic Village (UK)

Jan-Feb 2012 Fringe World, Perth (WA, premiere);


WINNER 2013 Adelaide Fringe Best Dance Award

Nominee 2013 West Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

Nominee 2012 Fringe World Martin Sims Award for Most Outstanding New WA Production

Nominee 2012 Fringe World Award for Emerging Artist

Nominee 2012 Fringe World Spirit of the Fringe Award

Nominee 2012 Fringe World Best Dance Award

Critical reception

"...completely absorbing" (Perth Now, Feb 2012)

"'you had to be there' resonates with full force" (Artshub, Feb 2012)

"Contemplating a trip in the caravan? It comes highly recommended" (The West Australian, Feb 2012)

"...they performed with considerable athleticism and panache" (Artshub, Aug 2012)

"Good things come in small packages" (The Advertiser, Feb 2013)

"a really intoxicating... and quirky performance" (Festival Freak, Mar 2013)

Funding Partners

The Department of Culture and the Arts, Ars Musica Australis, Pozible, ChrissieParrottArts



AIVDT are back! As is their new friend, Stanley, who makes an appearance as an amazing Hat-stand in their new work Two, which will be premiered at the STRUT Dance Season of Short Cuts.

AIVDT, through improvisation, explore what it is to be a performer, present in the moment. What characters do we take on? How do we present ourselves, and what does it take to make a dance piece 'work'. No rules, no boundaries. Just, two.

Short cuts runs from Thursday 13th October-Sunday 16th October in STudio 3 at King ST Arts Centre.

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More information at

Short Cuts- Where Creativity begins.


AIVDT returns to Fairbridge Festival in 2011 for the third year. Come down on April 30th to the Fairbridge Village, 5km north of Pinjarra and join AIVDT director Serena Chalker in a special 1 hour workshop designed to get you moving creatively. The body is a wonderful thing, an instrument for expression and exploration. In this workshop you will be uncovering some of the many possibilities of movement, and how following your instincts can lead you to do things you never knew you body could do before!

Workshop Information:

Price: Included in the cost of entry to the festival

Date: April 30th

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Hoopla Stage (Formerly the dance stage), Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra.

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UNEXPECTED-microclimates World Premiere

Book for at to reserve your place for the UNEXPECTED-microclimates world premiere season from December 10th-12th

The laneways of Perth come alive as the talented dancers of AIVDT weave their magic, through Wolf Lane. You are invited to discover for yourself what is hidden away, cocooned from the wide, busy streets.

Mentored by some of Perth's most talented artists, Serena Chalker, Quindell Orton, Jessica Lewis and Alison Plevey star in this site-specific dance work. Music by Tristen Parr.

Places are limited, so get in quick!


December 10th-12th

Promenade performance 7:30pm

Departs from King St Arts Centre Foyer

Munster Ln, Perth

Bookings at

Download the flyer here