ON VIEW: Panoramic Suite

Freespace The Box


Cross-cultural dance film installation premieres in Asia


Sydney-based choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist Sue Healey presents this cross-disciplinary exploration of Hong Kong, Japanese and Australian dancers – ranging in age from 28 to 106. Come stroll through Freespace to view films from Healey’s multi-year international ON VIEW series about how the dancing body is influenced by the culture in which it finds itself.

ON VIEW: Panoramic Suite features near-life-size thread sculptures by Australian portrait sculpture artist Jane Théau, plus live performances by Hong Kong dance artist Mui Cheuk-yin at selected times.

Awards and accolades of “ON VIEW” series:

  • Outstanding Visual Design, Hong Kong Dance Awards 2018
  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film, Australian Dance Awards 2014 and 2018
  • Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance, Australian Dance Awards 2016

Artistic Team:
Filmmaker and Choreographer: Sue Healey
Director of Photography: Judd Overton
Cinematographers: Maurice Lai (Hong Kong) and Kei Fushiki (Japan)
Composers: Darrin Verhagen and Justin Ashworth
Dramaturg: Shona Erskine
Set Designer: Masahiro Norimine (Japan), Sue Healey (Australia)
Lighting Designer: Karen Norris (Australia), Lee Chi-wai (Hong Kong)
Portrait Sculpture Artist: Jane Théau
Special Appearance: Mui Cheuk-yin

Co-commissioned and presented by Freespace

Co-commissioned with:

Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre (Japan)


Co-produced by:

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 (Japan)


Performance Space (Australia)


In collaboration with:

Kinosaki International Arts Center


Supported by:

Australia Council for the Arts


Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program


Australia-Japan Foundation


City of Sydney



“Exceptional. 5 Stars.”

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Dancers in a brilliant exhibition of themselves...elegant and enigmatic, sensuous and surprising...”

Deborah Jones, The Australian

“Sue Healey’s On View: Live Portraits is without doubt one of the finest, most gorgeously honed film/dance works this scribe has ever seen...a luminous, poetic and exquisitely detailed portrait of the moving body.”

Dance Informa