Lauren feels weird about feeling lonely. Jimi feels weird he isn’t a woman. Tara feels weird she is a woman. Josh never really feels Australian enough. From two of dance and theatre’s most unflinching makers comes a daring and darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media.

Complexity of Belonging peers into the lives of nine interconnected people as they grapple with the question: how and where do I belong? Nationality, gender, sexuality and history collide and fragment on stage in this audacious theatrical expose of the daily trials of surviving in a hyper-connected, hyper-sensitive, globalised society.

It’s “boundary-pushing choreographic theatre that displays the highest level of artistry” (The Age). It’s an outsider take on Australia. It’s also an insider take on the 21st century.


Co-produced by Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillot.

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Gallery of Matt Grace show photographs.

Gut-wrenchingly relevant, says reviewer Deirdre Tarrant on RNZ Concert's Upbeat.

Full throughout with an over-powering force and incredible beauty, says Theatreview review.

Gripping, magic and awe-inspiring, says review at The Residents

Anouk van Dijk interviewed on RNZ National's Saturday Morning with Kim Hill.

Anouk van Dijk interviewed on RNZ Concert's Upbeat and in the New Zealand Herald.

For cast and creatives' biographies, click here.


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The performance on Sunday 13 March at 1.30pm will be New Zealand Sign Language Interpreted



St James Theatre

1hr 40mins (no interval)


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