NOISE is a work of epic proportions, awakening a sense of community and togetherness through our primal connection to rhythm.

Created by Kyle Page and Amber Haines, Dancenorth joins forces with the Horizon drumming band who thump out a scintillating live score in this dynamic community-driven performance.

NOISE is a gathering, a united force of percussive energy and powerful dance. Surrender to the raw energy of drums sending sound waves vibrating through the air, delivering an aural punch matched only by the power and force of Dancenorth’s award-winning Ensemble.

Join us for a free evening under the stars for this monumental celebration of sound, rhythm, and dance.

Creative Team

  • Concept, Direction and Choreography: Amber Haines and Kyle Page
  • Composition: Costa Hagiaglou
  • Composition Support: Alex Salvador, Donna-Maree Maxwell, Debie Curd
  • Additional Arrangements and Guitar Orchestrations: Felix Sampson
  • Original Lighting Designer: Jamie Schmidt
  • Costume Design: Andrew Treloar
  • Performers: Sabine Crompton-Ward, Tiana Lung, Damian Meredith, Darci O’Rourke, Felix Sampson, Michael Smith
  • Drum Captain: Chucho Bruno
  • Production/ Tour Manager: Liam Kennedy
  • Touring Technician: Yoshie Kenny

Important Information

  • Duration: 20 minutes

“Everything a community-focused performance piece should be.”

Huxley Press


NOISE was originally commissioned and presented by the North Australian Festival of Arts in 2019.

Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council through their Strategic Partnerships Program.
Image credit: Amber Haines

Visual Content Rating
50: This work is a dance piece with accompanying live score.

Language No Barrier
This is a music and dance performance with no dialogue.

Any other access requirements
We welcome all audiences to Horizon Festival and strive to make every event and performance as accessible as possible.

We are always open to discussing your individual requirements to assist wherever possible. If you’d like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact us during business hours at (07) 5475 7272 or


Wheelchair Accessibility
This venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

Level Access
This performance will take place in a public open park space, where there is level access.

Low Lighting
This performance will take place on sunset, during a time of low natural lighting.

Bathroom Access
This performance takes place in a public space, where public facilities are available. Please note that the duration of this event is estimated to be 20 minutes. The closest bathrooms are located inside the Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub garden.

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
All Festival Hub garden bathrooms are gender-neutral

There are various public carparks and plenty of street parking in and around Cotton Tree Park, where The Wonderland Spiegeltent is located. We encourage you to check the parking signs for timed carparks and bays.

Public Transport
The Wonderland Spiegeltent is centrally located in Cotton Tree and easily accessible via public transport. Visit the Translink website to plan your journey.

Loud noises


This event is presented as part of Horizon Festival 2023, the Sunshine Coast’s leading multi-arts festival. Get lost in 10 days of must-see art, music, culture events and more, from the coast to the hinterland.

How to get there


Cotton Tree Park / Maroochydore / Kabi Kabi Country