• Dance
  • Music
  • Aotearoa Premiere
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Stephanie Lake Company

Nine dancers. Nine drummers. Nine drum kits. One exhilarating, heart-pounding show.

On a striking pink set reminiscent of Busby Berkley, a team of explosive drummers sits behind a troupe of astonishing dancers, in an impressive show of percussive and physical force. It’s an irresistible embrace of music, rhythm and motion you must see – and feel – for yourself.

Sold-out across Australia and fresh from its triumphant international premiere in Germany, this whiplash of pure, combustible energy comes bottled for the Festival stage. An infectious ‘tattoo to optimism’, Manifesto slams together electrifying dancing and huge, raw sound that will leave you shaking.

Artist Talk
Ticketholders attending the show on Saturday 9 March, 2.00pm will be able to attend a post-show talk at 3.00pm

*Lowest standard public price with no restrictions
Recommended for ages 8+
Contains a loud and dynamic soundtrack, theatrical haze.

From $39.90*

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1hr no interval

Aotea Centre,
Mayoral Drive,
Auckland 1010

+64 9 309 2677


This project was assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, originally commissioned by RISING, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival and Sydney Festival.

“One of those iconic performances that you’ll always remember experiencing... an explosive, ecstatic and primal phenomenon.”

In Daily
5 Stars

“An exuberant hour of dance that left us whooping with joy.”

Arts Hub
5 Stars

“Thrilling and frenetic. Electrifying.”

Fourth Wall Media


  • Stephanie Lake
  • Robin Fox
Costume Designer
  • Paula Levis
Set Designer
  • Charles Davis
Lighting Designer
  • Bosco Shaw
Lighting Associate & Operator
  • Rachel Lee
  • Beth Raywood Cross
Production Managers
  • Lisa Osborn
  • Emily O’Brien
Sound Engineer
  • James Wilkinson
Costume Maker
  • Fiona Holley
Consultant Producer
  • Vivia Hickman
  • Rachel Coulson
  • Tra Mi Dinh
  • Marni Green
  • Samantha Hines
  • Melissa Pham
  • Harrison Ritchie-Jones
  • Robert Tinning
  • Kimball Wong
  • Jack Ziesing
  • Alijoscha Felber
  • Maria Moles
  • Tina Nguyen
  • Rama Parwata
  • Rohan Rebeiro
  • Alex Roper
  • Jennifer Tait
  • Rachel Trainor
  • Mathew Watson
Supported by
  • Creative Victoria
  • Creative Australia
  • City of Moreland
  • City of Melbourne and Creative Partnerships Australia though Plus 1
Assisted through the generous support of
  • Canny Quine Foundation
  • Humanity Foundation
  • Linda Herd
  • Chloe Munro AO
  • Barry and Deborah Conyngham
  • Michael Kantor
  • Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo
  • Anne Runhardt
  • Ziyin Gantner
  • Gillian and Ian McDougall
  • Zoe and Vafa Ferdowsian
  • James McCaughey
  • Fiona Sweet
  • Fiona and Tony Osmond
  • Jenny Kinder
  • Carole Lander
  • Anonymous


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