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9 – 12 Nov

An electric new dance work by two rising choreographers May Greenberg and Zee Zunnur.

Fremantle’s historic World War Two submarine slipway, HMAS Ovens submarine and maritime history are the beginnings for an electric contemporary dance work by choreographers May Greenberg and Zee Zunnur which will transform the C Shed at Fremantle Port.

Fog, light and silhouette will intertwine and morph in a special new commission for the Fremantle Biennale. Bringing together 8 dancers, CEASE/FIRE explodes with a chorus of machine-like movements and mechanical rhythms, contrasted with scenes of altered reality, shell shock and the absurdity of violence.

Exploring themes of defence, return, allies and signalling, CEASE/FIRE will juxtapose the experiences of machine and human, the irrelevance of war, and our longing to be reunited with the sea.

Choreographers: May Greenberg & Zee Zunnur
Composer: Felicity Groom
Costume Design: Rhiana Katz
Dramaturgy: Geordie Crawley
Dancers: Sam Coren, Campbell Gateley, Georgia Van Gils, Storm Helmore, Nadia Priolo, Macon Riley, Aisha Samat, Zachary Wilson.

Date and Time

C Shed, Fremantle
9 – 12 Nov
Thurs – Sun


General $45 + bf
Concession $30 + bf
BLAKTIX $25 + bf

Audio-Described & Assistive Listening Performance
Fri 10 Nov

  • May Greenberg

    May Greenberg is a Jerusalem born, Perth based independent dancer. After graduating WAAPA, May performed “Decadance” choreographed by Ohad Naharin at the 2016 MoveMe festival. May performed with Brooke Leeder and Dancers in the 2019 Fremantle Biennale with “RADAR” and the 2021 Perth Festival with award winning “Structural Dependency”. May has since worked with various artists and companies including, Mitch Harvey Company, Robert Tinning, CO:3 Australia, Natalie Allen, STRUT Dance and Broad Encounters. Choreographically, May has been commissioned to create for three iterations of SITU8 with works including “How To Digest an Apple” (2018) “Escapism” (2020) and “Disclaimer” (2021), and choreographed “Uncountable” alongside Zee Zunnur for the 2021 Fremantle Biennale. CO:3 supported May in a development of a solo as part of ‘IN HOUSE’ 2021, and commissioned her to choreograph the opening fashion show for Karrinyup Shopping centre’s launch. May performed “The Ninth Wave” by The Farm in collaboration with CO:3 as part of the 2022 Perth Festival, and has recently returned from Shanghai where she performed in Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More”.

  • Zee Zunnur

    Zee Zunnur, WA-based Singaporean born artist is a Malay movement artist who currently dances with Hofesh Shechter Company (UK). She started dance training at a young age in traditional Malay Dance with Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts Ltd. With her strong roots in Malay culture and folk art, she sheds light on the existence, richness in wisdom and strength of Southeast Asia, re-writing the stories of her ancestors to honour them as she threads through her artistic realms. Zee is also an inter-arts collaborator and vows to serve the community. Being part of the pioneer batch at School of the Arts Singapore and danced with T.H.E. (Second) Dance Company, her love for contemporary dance brought her to London and graduated with a BA(Hons) from London Contemporary Dance School with a scholarship from the National Arts Council (Singapore) and Leverhulme Trust (UK). Whilst in the UK, she has worked with choreographers and companies such as Victor Quijada

    (RUBBERBANDance), Dane Hurst and Joseph Toonga (Just Us Dance Theatre). Other than touring internationally as a performer and teacher with Hofesh Shechter Company, she has also been invited as a guest artist and choreographer with T.H.E. Dance Company, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ignition Dance Festival, Esplanade da:ns Festival Singapore, Singapore Biennale and more. In Australia, she has worked with PPY in Sydney Dance Company, STRUT Dance, Co3 Australia, Marrugeku, Mitch Harvey Company, James Vu Anh Pham, Brooke Leeder, Rachel Ogle, WAAPA, Fremantle Biennale and Perth Festival.

  • with Felicity Groom &

    Felicity Groom is a producer, composer and musician from Western Australia. Felicity uses a range of instruments to bring works to life including the saw, chromaharp, guitar, voice, piano and Ableton. As well as composing for specific projects, Felicity has released three acclaimed albums and one in a collaborative project called Rokwell & Groom. Her accolades include album of the week on Triple J for ‘Gossamer’, a four and a half star review in Rolling Stone for album ‘Hungry Sky’ and an international synching deal with French jewellery brand Cartier for ‘Oh Jesus’ which was composed for playwright Nathaniel Moncrieff’s ‘Tinkertown’, performed at the Blue Room Theatre in 2012. The most recent performances of works include the collaboration with choreographer May Greenburg for TURA New Music and Strut Dance’s takeover of the State Theatre Of WA;  Situ-8 for a “soft and piercing” (Pickup, J. 2020. Arts Hub) piece called ‘Escapism’. This song caught the attention of Melbourne based label Blossom Rot Records who will release it on a compilation on June 18th. Felicity’s compositions are on display via QR codes in the City Of Vincent’s Lightbox Laneway. This exhibition is an audio visual collaboration between herself and local visual artist May Bluebell. Felicity is currently in development with choreographer Laura Boynes in a work called ‘Equations Of A Falling body’ and choreographer Daisy Sanders work ‘A Resting Mess’ as well as co-producing a work with renown east coast producer Anna Lafferty.

  • Rhiana Katz

    Rhiana Katz (She/Her) is a Boorloo dancer, choreographer, and costume designer. She graduated with Honours in Contemporary Dance from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2018. She has performed nationally and internationally across Europe and Australia, including works by Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Richard Cilli, and Parkin Projects. Rhiana has made costumes for a number of independent artists including Parkin Projects, Monkey Brain, Fonder Physical Theatre, and James Vu Anh Pham. In 2021 Rhiana began working for Whitman Clothing, where she is a trainee seamstress. She sews clothing for local and national designers, with a focus on bridal wear.

  • C Shed, Fremantle
  • Information

    Duration: 60 minutes


    Event Information: This event is held indoors and undercover, but the building is not equipped with air-conditioning or insulation, so please dress appropriately to the weather.


    Latecomers: This performance is subject to lockouts and latecomers will not be admitted.


    Triggers: This work includes content around war, violence and includes the sounds of sirens. The performance also contains some strobe lighting and fog machines will be in use.


    Facilities: Accessible portable toilets will be located outside the entrance of the C Shed.

  • Getting There

    Public Transport:
    The C Shed is located in the Victoria Quay, Fremantle Port precinct, a very short walk from the Fremantle Train Station, which is the final destination for the Fremantle Train line, as well as several bus routes.


    Wilson Parking
    Ferry Parking


    Food & drink:
    Food and beverages will not be available at this event. There are several great hospitality options nearby. Visit our Plan Your Visit section for our favourite cafes, restaurants and bars.

  • Access

    This event area is wheelchair accessible. The event flooring is concrete with some uneven flooring which will be marked. Accessible portable toilets will be located near the entrance of the C Shed. The nearest ACROD parking can be found at Wilson Parking and Ferry Parking.

  • Image credit

    Photos: Olivia Senior.