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Stephanie Lake on life in the Heart of North Fitzroy

It has been a huge year Fitzroy North local, Stephanie Lake. The internationally renowned choreographer has premiered work at both Dance Massive and The Melbourne Festival, as well as touring new work to Singapore.

But she and her partner, design guru Robin Fox, aren't finished yet, capping the year with Aorta, a work that begins inside the body, and gets to the very heart of things.

Hi Stephanie, tell us about North Fitzroy, where is good for coffee?
You can stroll about 100 metres in any direction from our house and come across good coffee -- it's a bit ridiculous. I'm usually more of a brewed chai tea kind of person but in the lead up to shows I allow for a brief coffee addiction. We used to frequent Julio around the corner in Miller Street but it's just changed hands and the music playlist isn't my bag, so we may have to go further afield in the winter, but for now we can sit outside!

What about food?
At home in our oasis of a backyard; Malaymas for laksa; Moroccan Soup Bar for that sensational baked chick pea dish -- but be prepared for disappointment when there isn't a table. Take containers.

And if we need a place to drown our sorrows?
Robin and I are both teetotalers so we're not up to speed on bars but our first date was at Longplay enjoying a fresh mint tea -- so I'll pick that.

What do you most miss about Melbourne when you're on tour?
Bike rides with the family along the Merri Creek and brunch at home on a Saturday morning.

What can we expect from Aorta?
Brilliant dancing and a killer soundtrack.

Aorta details

Address
111 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Telephone 03 9645 5188

Price $20.00 to $30.00

Date 22 Nov 2013-30 Nov 2013

Open Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm; Sun 5pm

Director: Stephanie Lake

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