Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre

Dust on the Shortbread

Dust on the Shortbread is AIVDT's second presentation at the MoveMe Festival and this unique performance will take you into the heart of the home to peer behind the facade to explore how dementia impacts us, our lives and our loved ones.

Award-winning company Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre returns to the MoveMe Festival in 2018 with Dust on the Shortbread. Performed inside a suburban house for an intimate audience of just 15, Dust on the Shortbread offers a window into how Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease impacts our sense of identity and intimate relationships.You are invited to experience two of Australia’s most celebrated performers, together for the first time - Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, founder of Australian Dance Theatre and beloved WA actor George Shevtsov.

From the creative team that brought you Life in Miniature, this captivating new work takes you into the heart of the home to grapple with what may be a future reality for many of us.

Tender, funny and poignant, this intimate dance theatre performance peers behind a facade presented to friends and family even as the things we hold on to begin to slip through our fingers.

Company Bio

Founded in 2008 in Perth by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton AIVDT is an award-winning dance company specialising in site alternative performance.

AIVDT has presented work both independently and at festivals throughout Europe and Australia.for more information visit

Supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Season Details

September 11-15 and 18-22 @ 630pm

Secret Location at a suburban house in North Perth
Duration 70 minutes

Previous works press quotes

“…completely absorbing” (Perth Now)

“…’you had to be there’ resonates with full force” (Artshub)

“Contemplating a trip in the caravan? It comes highly recommended” (The West Australian)

“…they performed with considerable athleticism and panache” (Artshub)

“Good things come in small packages” (The Advertiser)

“…a really intoxicating – and quirky – performance” (Festival Freak)

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre

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