A 3000-year-old classical Indian musical tradition meets western contemporary dance, 100 years young. How can they possibly talk to one another? Under whose rules and etiquette, and, why?

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Hats off! Captivating from start to finish  
— Dance Hub
An amazing conversation between two fundamentally contrasting art forms. 
— Indus Age


Dance - Australian Arts in Asia Award 2012 - Winner

NSW Premier’s Export Scholarship Award 2013 - Winner

Small Organisations - Australian Arts in Asia Award - Finalist

Community Engagement - Australian Arts in Asia Award - Finalist



An Indian musician and a contemporary dancer meet on stage where a friendship ensues. Communication goes into a spin when virtuosity and tricks take over and the audience is lured into a bid for east vs. west, music vs. dance and winning at any cost over playing by the rules. Game On is a light-hearted banter and quick repartee in an unadorned interplay between two finely skilled artists.



In contemporary Australia, we are faced with a shifting identity, where very different cultures intersect and multiculturalism is celebrated in dailypolitical rhetoric. This intimate conversation between one dancer and one musician questions how we can communicate, what is the deeper listening needed to embrace others in our lives.



2011 The Studio, Sydney Opera House. Presenter Annalouise Paul Dance Theatre




Choreographer, Concept, Direction | Annalouise Paul

Tabla Composition | Bobby Singh

Lighting Design | Stephen Hawker

Music Dramaturg | Peter Kennard

Cast | Bobby Singh, Miranda Wheen

Producer | Arts Radar

Duration | 40 minutes


Supported by Arts NSW, INAPAC

India Tour supported by Arts NSW, AusIndia Council DFAT

Choreographic material is made in collaboration with the artists.

Photography | Shane Rozario  Videography | Tristan Baker


Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful instrument, [tabla] I have never seen this before’ 
— Audience  |  Sydney Opera House
The understanding of human culture, the fusion kept the audience spell bound. As an audience I felt connected to Australian dance and the Indian music.
— Audience  |  Bangalore, India