After 3 years absence, we came back in 2022. Precipice’22 was the 25th time in 27 years that the event has been staged in some form and this year we welcomed Antony Hateley to the team as lighting designer. Many thanks to Mark Gordon for his inauguration of Precipice 27 years ago and his continued participation until 2019.
The event is supported by QL2 Dance without whom it would not be possible, thanks QL2 & Gorman House.
Also integral to the event for the last decade is Soundout Festival Canberra with whom we enjoy a night of collaboration as well as assistance with the promotion of our public performances.

Precipice is a 3 day event at Gorman House, Braddon that brings together experienced improvisers with a diverse range of practices and styles from all around Australia.   It has been running for over twenty years in Canberra and provides a wonderful opportunity to work with peers and perform for each other over the course of three days – to watch, discuss, collaborate, investigate, and practise improvising.

There is a workshop each morning, “in-house” performance events in the afternoon, and evening performances open to the public. An expert lighting operator improvises in the bio box and makes the performances look great.  Precipice is an opportunity for performance improvisers to show their work in a fully equipped performance space and under theatre lights.

It is staged late winter/early spring each year.

Photos by Anna White — Precipice’22 public performances.
Catherine Magill & Tony Osborne
Ineke de Graaf & Dianne Reid