Jupiter Orbiting

Joshua Pether | 22 - 25 May

Presented by PICA


Body politics + sci-fi

Independent creator and performer of Kalkadoon heritage, Joshua Pether, takes us on a sci-fi adventure that opens up a new world filled with surreal and fantastical realities – questioning perceptions of what is real and what is not.

In his second solo work, Pether combines movement, sound and video to negotiate the hazy boundaries between fantasy and reality, myth and truth. Charting experiences of isolation and distance, this physical and ritualistic performance negotiates personal identity and body politics. A simultaneously immersive and visceral experience for performer and audience alike, Jupiter Orbiting explores perceptions of trauma, mental health, empathy and self-transformation.

Commissioned by Next Wave Festival and PICA, this is the WA premiere of Jupiter Orbiting, following tours to New York at Performance Space and Brisbane at SuperCell Contemporary Dance Festival.


Creative Team

Created and performed by Joshua Pether
Music Daniel Jenatsch
Videography Neil Berrick
Producer Cameron Lansdown-Goodman
Dramaturgs Shona Erskine (1st development) & Humphrey Bower (2nd development)
Dancer Romey Cresswell (1st development)


  • Date & Time
    22 – 25 May

  • Location
    PICA Performance Space

  • Duration
    50 minutes
    (no interval)

  • Tickets

    Standard    $32
    Member/Donor    $26
    Concession/Groups 6+    $22
    Students    $15

    Tickets on sale here

  • Warning

    Contains references to trauma, and includes nudity, sustained loud noise.

    Recommended ages 12+

  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible