© Vivien Gaumand
FTA Playground

Audience Warm-Up

Ali Chahrour + Amrita Hepi +
Mish Grigor

In the theatre, just before the performance, artists featured in our programme will offer a customized warm-up to sharpen your senses and get you physically ready for the show. An eye-opening experience taking you inside the worlds of three creators, right before they take the stage.

Places are limited! Please arrive 30 min early.




May 23, 5:15 p.m.

Told By My Mother
With Ali Chahrour


May 27, 6 p.m.

Catarina and the Beauty of Killing Fascists
With Romeu Costa + Carolina Passos Sousa


May 30, 6 p.m.

With Amrita Hepi + Mish Grigor

General info


© Lea Skayem

Ali Chahrour (Beirut)

Born in Beirut, Ali Chahrour studied theatre because no dance programs existed. He later learned Western dance conventions, but quickly left these behind. Instead, his reference points and sources of inspiration are the people and culture of his own country, whose forgotten stories he tells.

Full biography
© Zan Wimberley

Amrita Hepi (Melbourne + Bangkok)

Amrita Hepi is a rising star in the international contemporary dance scene. Over the past few years, she has been in widespread demand thanks to her talent, rigour, and remarkable ability to make complex choreographic and performative ideas recognisable.

Full biography
© Bryony Jackson

Mish Grigor (Naarm/Melbourne)

Mish Grigor is a maker, writer and performer working across a range of collaborative formats and is the director and co-writer of Rinse by Amrita Hepi.

Full biography