Cybernetic: Junior Company 2018 tickets on sale!


Cybernetic features 20 local young movers aged 9-14 who have been working with choreographers Joshua Lowe and Hannah Vermeulen since October this year. The work explores the evolution of the human body and how this now continues with the advancement of technology. Cybernetic includes contemporary choreography created by the cast, alongside new technology such as a NAO robot, makeymakey circuitry, and lasers. We invite you to come and see the fantastic work they have created.

Thursday November 29th at 6pm & 7pm
Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah


Josh appointed Artistic Director of Yellow Wheel


DRILL Artistic Director Joshua has this week been announced at the new Artistic Director of Melbourne’s pre-professional contemporary dance company, Yellow Wheel!

Yellow Wheel was founded in 2012 by Adam Wheeler. In August this year Adam relocated to Launceston to take up the position of Artistic Director of Tasdance. 

Joshua already has a long history with Yellow Wheel, working as the Company Manager since 2012. In his new role as Artistic Director he will be supported by Yellow Wheel’s Associate Director, Kyall Shanks.

Yellow Wheel provides training and performance opportunities for highly-skilled young and emerging dancers and recent tertiary graduates, and is strongly connected to the dance industry in Melbourne.

Having just received organisational funding from Arts Tasmania, Joshua remains committed to his role with DRILL and the exciting program planned for 2019 and beyond. Working at the helm of both companies will allow Joshua to facilitate new opportunities for connection and collaboration between Tasmania and Victoria. A partnership between the two companies will support young Tasmanians seeking further training interstate, opening up new pathways and networks.

For more information on Yellow Wheel, visit 

Junior Dancers fill the MAC!

On Tuesday we held the call out for Junior Company, following on from a month-long workshop series in 18 primary schools (with 1,302 students) around Hobart. It was so amazing to see such a big group of new faces filling the Moonah Arts Centre, ready to dance. Junior Company will be rehearsing throughout October and November - keep an eye out for opportunities to see them perform!

Book a dance workshop for your school!


DRILL offers flexible contemporary dance workshops for all students from Years 1 to 12, providing experienced and engaging staff to get your students moving in a fun and creative way. 

Primary School Workshops teach students about safe dance practice and warming up, stretching, anatomy, and how to develop movement from a theme or idea. Workshops also include fun choreography for your students to learn and perform.

Secondary School Workshops can be tailored to your curriculum needs, and usually introduce students to contemporary technique and choreography, as well as providing tasks that enable them to generate their own movement. Workshops can also be taught in improvisation technique, and duo work.

If you have a larger project in mind, we also have choreographers available to work with your students on developing choreography for longer pieces or performances, as well as deeper engagement through residencies. Don't forget each year in Term 2 we offer Dance Nexus, a five-week program for schools.

Our standard workshop fee is $60 per hour, with a negotiated travel fee for schools outside the Greater Hobart area. For longer projects, we are happy to negotiate the fee.

To get your students moving, contact DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe on 0408 660 748 or to book in your workshop!

Presenting the 2018 Senior Company ... in film!

Presenting the 2018 Senior Company! This year we have been working over 5 months on the creative development for our 2019 major season, NEON. As a way to wrap up, we thought we’d bring some of the material together into a dance film.

This project has been made possible with the assistance of Arts Tasmania through the Minister for the Arts, Ogilvie High School, and the Macquarie Point Development Corporation.


Join Junior Company 2018!

DRILL's next dance program for young people, Junior Company, is here and we're looking for dancers aged 10 to 14 to become a part of our 2018 company!

Junior Company is a contemporary dance program for young people aged 10 to 14. Running for eight weeks over October and November 2018, participants will meet twice a week at the Moonah Arts Centre to work with choreographer Joshua Lowe.

Junior Company is a non-competitive, collaborative dance experience that values the young dancers’ input, and encourages them to engage with a theme and respond with their own choreography.

There is no audition process for this project – interested participants MUST register before September 3rd and then attend the call out day:

Date:    Tuesday September 4th  
Time:   4:00pm to 5:30pm
Venue: Moonah Arts Centre (23-27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009)

For more information and to register, click here.

Senior Company Intensive with Jaala!

The Senior Company have been working with Josh and Ange since April on the creative development of our next major season, NEON. This week we are are joined by Jaala, who is working with the dancers everyday to develop ideas and material for her piece. This is Jaala's first time working with a youth dance company, but she is no stranger to DRILL. Jaala was a company member herself when she performed in REBELLION in 2013, and since then has studied full-time at The Space in Melbourne and has been working as an independent dance artist.

Discocize with Healthy Hobart Goes Dark!

Healthy Tasmania and DRILL have teamed up to present Discocize, as a part of Healthy Hobart Goes Dark! Bring along your dance shoes and glow sticks, these high energy sessions with DRILL  will be held in a darkened room with a fusion of dance and toning moves with high/low impact options for all fitness levels and families. Check out details and the full schedule of events here!

The Elizabeth Barnard Scholarship

Beth Barnard has been a long-time supporter of DRILL, and you will probably have seen her manning the front of house desk and nearly all of our performances. This year Beth wanted to offer something extra and so together we created the Elizabeth Barnard Scholarship, which pays the annual fee for one of our Senior Company members. We are very pleased to announce the recipient of this scholarship for 2018 is Mae Ganambarr, pictured here with Beth! Thank you Beth for your generosity, we really appreciate it!

Dance Nexus 2018

2018 was the fourth year DRILL has offered its combined schools dance program, Dance Nexus, to schools. This year, Josh worked with 100 students from Moonah Primary , Kempton Primary, Windermere Primary, Campania District and Montrose Bay High Schools. Over five weeks, each school created their own piece that linked in to what students were learning in their science curriculum, including themes such as extinction, flight, natural disasters and the solar system. 

Everyone came together on June 8th for the combined performance day at Montrose Bay High School, including Simploid the Robot from the Peter Underwood Centre. Check out some photos below and keep and eye out for the performance video, coming soon!

Photos by Izaak Bishop