Melinda Hetzel, Fly by Night. Image courtesy of Nassiem Valamanesh

Melinda Hetzel, Fly by Night. Image courtesy of Nassiem Valamanesh

Melinda Hetzel

This is the premiere of a site-specific work created by Melinda Hetzel and Co. Take an enchanted journey through the winding secret passageways of Hamer Hall. Guided by a specially made mobile app, there will be a surprise around every corner as live roving performers and multimedia elements on the screen bring theexperience to life.

“FLY BY NIGHT is a new participatory work developed specifically for Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. It weaves together dance theatre, original composition and digital technology into a promenade-style, performative tour. Reflecting and contrasting the use of site and its context in the city, this work highlights the relationship between urban lifestyle and natural environment. Utalising a content positioning system and experimental indoor location detection technology, FLY BY NIGHT orients the video frame in the space; the scene emerging from the painting on our screen happens directly in front of the painting itself. Striking visuals are seamlessly ‘sewn’ together within the software, creating theatre ‘in the round’ where we, the viewer are the centre of a seemingly endless vortex of image and sound.”


Premier Thursday 23 July, 6pm to 11pm


Approx. 30 min

Tickets: This is a free, ticketed experience designed for one person at a time. Pre-book online to reserve your spot.

Online pre-bookings have all been snapped up. Walk-ups will be permitted where possible, so please fly by



Fly by Night


Arts Centre – Hamer Hall


Arts Precinct

Open House Melbourne Program