Join Melbourne Festival for a very special experience that reveals the extraordinary rhythm of the everyday, in the Pop-Up Project, a playful new initiative set to infiltrate the city on Saturday 16 October.

For those who have always wanted to take part in the Melbourne Festival, this year individuals and groups are invited to get involved and help create an exciting and surprising event, the Pop-Up Project.

Melbourne Festival is looking for participants from all over Melbourne to make this special, one-off event come to life through choreographed interludes in different locations across the city.

Join the Pop-Up Project Squad to participate in an immersive performance experience with one step at a time like this and choreographer Stephanie Lake. Take part in a series of workshops in the lead-up to this year’s Festival to create delightful collisions and unexpected happenings in the secret spaces of our city.

Created in 2001 Melbourne based one step at a time like this (formerly bettybooke), is an ensemble of performers, directors, writers and musicians who train, create and perform together. The group produces audience and theatre works pre-occupied with place and the role of the audience. The connective and often intimate nature of their work reflects the company's interest in engaging audience members in the activity to evoke rich personalised experiences.

Dancer and choreographer, Stephanie Lake graduated from the Victorian College of Arts in 2000. In her final year she joined Phillip Adam’s BalletLab in the creation of the internationally acclaimed work Amplification and won the Green Room Award for Best Emerging Dancer. She has received several commissions from companies Chunky Move, Stompin, Nat Cursio’s Live Clips as well as for her own work Love is the Cause. She has been selected on numerous occasions as Dancer to Watch in Dance Australia’s Critic’s Choice Awards, and in recent years has regularly lectured and choreographed at VCA.

For further information on the Pop-Up Project and to register as an individual or a group, visit

A collaboration between one step at a time like this, Stephanie Lake and you

Venue: Various sites around the city
Date: Sat 16 Oct
Tickets: FREE
Register at to join the Pop Up Project Squad

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