D Days
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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
Longines Time
April 4 to 15 2018
  • Sun 8 Apr 2018

    Tue 10 Apr 2018
  • Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Dance Theatre

Tide | The Farm (AUS)

Based on the wildly successful work from 2015, Tide sees two performers risk it all to remind us all that we are nothing without each other.

Two office workers carry on their duties in an office built on a sandbar. During low tide, they stand safely on sand, but as the tide rises, water submerges the desk and its contents. For 49 hours, without food or supplies, these two fearless performers put themselves at the mercy of both the tide and the compassion of the community.

Complete with shareholder presentations, office parties and water cooler discussions, this post-apocalyptic scene is an installation, an interactive theatre work, a dance performance and a test of endurance fuelled by two people’s unwavering belief in the human spirit.

This event takes place on a sandbar in the Currumbin Estuary. A wheelchair accessible viewing area is available at the pathway entry from Palm Beach Parklands. This event is also viewable via watercraft.

About the creator:
Based on the Gold Coast with roots in Berlin, The Farm is an international network of highly respected artists, ranging from choreographers and independent dancers to musicians and designers. The artistic direction of the company is led by Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood who have been making work together for the past fifteen years across four continents.

The Farm works out of Queensland but retains and builds on its national and international pedigree and touring record. Touring highlights include, Venice Biennale, Tanzplattform (Germany), Barbican Theatre, Europe, Canada and Australia. The Farm is driven by a desire to connect to anyone from dance and theatre virgins to aficionados and professionals. Often described as cinematic, their work is based on universal subjects and themes that matter. Finally and perhaps most importantly, The Farm create contemporary performances that transcend expectations of what dance can be and how and where it should be viewed.

Commissioned by Bleach* Festival and City of Gold Coast.

Produced by Bleach* Festival.

Sun 8 Apr 2018 — Tue 10 Apr 2018
Sun 8 Apr, 09:00am - Tue 10 Apr, 10:00am
Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach

-28.1276308, 153.4774378

945 Gold Coast Highway
Palm Beach QLD 4221

Accessibility information

Please refer to the event information on the left for event-specific wheelchair accessibility information.


At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Joshua Thomson, Core creative and performer
Gavin Webber, Core creative and performer
Ben Ely, Music Composition and performer
Kate Harman, Core creative
Grayson Millwood, Core creative
Vilma Mattila, Costume design
Mark Howett, Lighting design
Chloe Ogilvie, Lighting design associate

Claudio Kirac, Photographer

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