The Dancing Architects began in 2014 from a recognition of the parallels between architecture and contemporary dance around the creative use of space and movement.

Each year the group has supported Melbourne’s local dance industry through Melbourne International Arts Festival. The Architects have been Presenting Partner of various dance works, and have facilitated opportunities for Melbourne dancers—through masterclasses and workshops—to collaborate with and leverage the talent from the international dancers brought to Melbourne by the Festival.

Its membership is comprised of some of the best architects in Australia, internationally renowned designers of many of Australia’s landmark buildings.

In 2019, the Dancing Architects have enabled the Festival to present Token Armies and Colossus.

The Dancing Architects are:

RHODIUM $5,000+

Ian & Gill McDougall
Bird de la Coeur Architects
Fender Katsalidis

Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Carey Lyon & Jo Crosby
John Wardle Architects
Roger Wood
Ruth Wilson—Architectus

PLATINUM $3,500+

Eli Giannini & Chris Jones
Make Architecture

GOLD $1,500+

BKK Architects
Clare Cousins Architects
Maggie Edmond & the late Peter Corrigan
Kennedy Nolan
LAB Architecture Studio

IMAGE | Colossus