Jan 8 - 26, 2020
Australian performer posed in a movement with arms angled upwards and legs pointed straight, surrounded by a backdrop of red blood cells for Blood on the Dance Floor part of the High Performance Rodeo. Tickets on sale now for January 24 to 26 performances
Presented by One Yellow Rabbit and DJD

Blood On The Dance Floor

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.


From Melbourne, Australia comes Blood on the Dance Floor, which explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us. A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.

Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.

January 25 performance is part of our Talkback with the artists series.  Stick around after the performance for an intimate conversation with the cast and crew.


Cast & Crew

Writer and Performer Jacob Boehme

Director Isaac Drandic

Choreographer Mariaa Randall

Sound Designer James Henry

Projection Designer Keith Deverell

Costume Designer Kelsey Henderson

Movement Coach Rinske Ginsberg

Dramaturg Chris Mead

Tour Consultant Fenn Gordon for Tandem

Producer ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Production Manager John 'Scooter' Byrne 

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