Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021

Poetical Inhabitants


Poetical Inhabitants

Poetical Inhabitants is an innovative dance-theatre work that invites you to consider what makes a house a home. Is it the people living there? Or the echoes of those who have lived there before you, seeped into the walls and never forgotten? 

In an exciting collision of dance and architecture, the skeleton of a house is placed within a rainforest under the night sky and within, dancers reveal the story of a couple, their relationship and the memories embedded within their house. 

Choreographer Melissa Lanham (LJ Projects) collaborates with architect Samantha Taylor (Project Fort Awesome) to construct a dwelling within a dwelling, inviting reflection on your perception of ‘home’ and the stories held within.  


Choreographer: Melissa Lanham 
Architect/Designer: Samantha Taylor 
Lighting Designer: Travis MacFarlane 
Costume Design: Melanie Jeffers 
Dancers: Mia Hollingsworth and Zaimon Vilmanis 
Contributing Dancers: Courtney Scheu, Erin O-Rourke 


This Homegrown project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Supported by Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation’s Gifted Program.

How to get there


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible