Colour image of Sarah and Dan standing in the lefthand foreground together against grey-white background of hanging artworks, lamps and soft cloth.


Murmuration is Australia’s pioneering integrated performance company based in Western Sydney. Working with a collective of interdisciplinary professional artists with and without disability, we collaborate with each artist’s unique perspective, physicality and lived experiences, to create engaging and thought-provoking arts and entertainment.

Our company is made up of core staff, contracted artists, teaching artists and guest practitioners. The projects undertaken support both emerging and established artists across multiple art forms including dance, theatre, music, visual arts, scenography, production design, digital media, and screen.

Our annual program is made up of creative development and the presentation of original works, inclusive arts workshops and community events.

We take a three-stream approach to our work.

All streams provide intersections between creation, participation, observation, and conversation.

Making – supports professional arts practice, through the research, development, and presentation of contemporary arts, performance, and film.

Performing – the presentation and touring of original works made by our company in partnership with independent artists, venues or programmers.

Learning – our creative learning program is open to all people to participate in the performing arts through inclusive creative workshops, outreach, and public events.

Murmuration is committed to diversity and aims to create an environment that values and utilises the contribution of its people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

History – Murmuration has an outstanding track record in the professionalisation of the arts and disability sector at state, national and international levels.

Partnerships + Supporters

Murmuration is working in partnership with The Arts Centre Cootamundra during 2017 – 2019.

Murmuration is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Murmuration has attracted funds from undisclosed donors and Program Sponsor Ability Links and is an Associate Company of Ausdance NSW.

Murmuration is a registered company trading as Murmuration Arts and Entertainment Pty LTD ACN 620 000 017

Image credit: [left to right] Sarah-Vyne Vassallo (Artistic Director) and Dan Daw (Associate Director) at the ‘Days Like These’ pre-show sensory installation, showcasing 9 Limited Edition images from Rose-Lynn Fisher’s ‘Typography of Tears’ collection, presented at The Arts Centre Cootamundra 2017. Photo by Gisella Vollmer.


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