Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT) is Perth's premiere company for dance in alternative spaces.

AIVDT is inspired by the unusual, the forgotten and the hidden spaces. With a fresh approach to dance in Perth, the company aims to bring dance out of the theatres to engage with real space, real time and real people. With a special interest in improvisation, the company has made a name for themselves, bringing you new, exciting and innovative dance, that breaks down traditional barriers between audience and performance.

"…completely absorbing" (Perth Now, Feb 2012)

Directed by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton, AIVDT aims to contribute braveness to the world and to keep breathing culture into places where you would least expect it.


In May 2014, Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre made their international debut at Springhouse in Dresden, Germany. Selected as one of 20 international artists, AIVDT were resident in a working office building in the Neustadt district, living and working in the building alongside their regular business tenents. As a result of this residency, they presented The Dual Existence of Time , a promenade performance throughout the building as part of the public festival from May 23-25. More information about the festival can be found at