The premiere of new contemporary dance work, SAND presents the interdisciplinary collaboration of Sunshine Coast based choreographer and dance artist Courtney Scheu, international visual artist Itamar Freed and collaborators. 

This work exists between reality and a dream-like state, skirting the edges of surrealism and consciousness as a doorway to discover more about our relationship to landscape. The artists craft a world that elicits both nostalgia and the sense of alien, the unknown. 

From mesmerising and delicate to explosive and surprising, SAND is a timely, dynamic new work that communicates through the interdisciplinary relationship between dance and visual art. 

SAND is one of the selected Homegrown projects to appear in the 2022 Horizon Festival program. Now in its third year Homegrown is well and truly embedded in the program. Our commitment to investing in the growth of local artists and creating presentation opportunities is key to the core values of the festival.  


  • Co-creators: Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed  
  • Dancers/collaborators: Josie Weise, Fiona Jopp and Soleil Harvey  
  • Previous collaborators: Katina Olsen, Isabella Hood
  • Original sound and music: Harel Tsemah

Find out more about Courtney and Itamar.

Images credit: Itamar Freed


‘Homegrown’ is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

How to get there


Frank X Studio / Warana / Kabi Kabi Country


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Loud noises, smoke and lighting effects.