28TH JUNE - 1ST JULY, 2023

BÁRBAROS a thrilling new Australian dance theatre work from one of Australia’s leading independent dance companies ‘Limosani Projekts’ that explores the rivalry between human instincts and the restraints of society.


Award-winning choreographer Lina Limosani, renowned Adelaide visual artist Thom Buchanan and sound designer Sean Williams have joined forces to weave dance, sound and visual art/design explorations into a highly visceral and poetic stage production that maps a creative voyage through the ambiguous and inescapable relationship between civilisation and barbarism. 


Producer and Director Lina Limosani continues to push boundaries in BÁRBAROS. A rich expression of power relations runs through the work, evoking grief and shame, brutality and kindness, struggle and triumph, hubris and decay. Through dynamic physical performances by Anton, Jana Castillo and Rowan Rossi, a haunting original score, and a powerful stage design, audiences will be guided through a beautifully twisted narrative that unpacks how the barbaric lurks in the hearts of the civilised.









'What Lurks on the Edge' is an ambitious contemporary dance and magic collaboration between South Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Melbourne Magician & Producer Elio Simonetti. It is a highly visual, audacious contemporary dance work that draws upon Charles Perrault’s 17th-century horror-folktale Blue Beard. Utilizing dance, stage magic, object theatre, and kinetic costuming, this stage production is a retelling of the original story that privileges women. It is a reimagining of myth and archetype through the heroine’s journey. 


In  August 2022 'What Lurks on the Edge' undertook an ititial development with funding support secured from the Government of South Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.


'What Lurks on the Edge' is working towards a presentation season in 2025.





Produced by: Lina Limosani @ Limosani Projekts

Concept: Lina Limosani,                          & 

Director & Choreographer: Lina Limosani

Visual Artist: Thom Buchanan

Set Design: Thom Buchanan & 

Costume Design: Renate Henschke

Sound Composers: Sean Williams & James Oborn

Sound Editing: James Oborn & Lina Limosani

Live Audio Engineer: James Oborn 


Performers: Anton, Jana Castillo, Rowan Rossi

Lighting Designer: 

Production/ Stage Manager: Ninian Donald


Choreographer: Lina Limosani

Magician / Conjurer: Elio Simonetti

Performer: Cody Lavery

Performer: Zoe Gay

Performer: Lily Alcock

Performer: Sarah McCrorie

Costume Designer: Davis Browne

Dramaturg: Al Seed








Photo Credit Alexander Waite Mitchell  / 

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Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Limosani Projekts in association with Brink Productions.

‘Aching, confronting, and deeply moving, BÁRBAROS is unforgettable.’         The Barefoot Review

 A highly visual, audacious contemporary dance work that draws upon Charles Perrault’s 17th-century horror-folktale Blue Beard.