Past Event

2—24 Sep

Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Government present

Dance Halls

Dance Halls

Watch your community shine!

Dance Halls celebrates the beauty of our community under twinkling lights, velvet drapes…and disco fever! It's a whole-of community performance like no other.

Lead by the unstoppable creators of world famous variety, Finucane & Smith who have played to 600,000 fans in 18 countries, combining entertainment with community driven practice.

Global talent. Irresistible music. Festoons and fan-dancing. Torch songs and hot moves.

Come along and watch, or get involved 🕺

  1. Be in a performance — details here.
  2. Come to a creative workshop — details here.
  3. Attend a free performance to watch your community shine - register below.

By Finucane and Smith


Price

Free - Register below. No bookings required for Forest Lake Community Festival.

Where

Various locations across Brisbane.

Important Info

No bookings required for Forest Lake Community Festival.
Join us for BBQ and kids activities at 4pm before the Stafford Hall performance.

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Finucane & Smith's Dance Halls 2022 across Australia is supported by the Queensland Government.

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Other ways to get involved 💃

Attend a workshop

Learn how to bust a move, walk a tightrope or make music.

Be a performer

Workshoppers are invited to join in (or wing it if you're a seasoned pro).


#Artists

Finucane & Smith

Finucane & Smith

Volcanic live artist, magic realist and creator Moira Finucane together with award-winning playwright Patrick White and director Jackie Smith, continue to set critics raving and keep festival audiences, around the world, in raptures.

Neridah Waters

Neridah Waters

Known for her work with Lala Parlour and The Escapists, Neridah's choreographed large-scale projects for Queensland Music Festival and QPAC. Recently, she directed the Flipside Circus show at HOTA's Scoop Festival.

Yenenesh Nigusse

Yenenesh Nigusse

Yenenesh Nigusse, is well known as a passionate exponent of dance – not just African styles, but also Latin, hip-hop, and contemporary genres.

Jessie Lloyd

Jessie Lloyd

Jessie Lloyd is a Songkeeper. An Australia Aboriginal singer, social historian and cultural practitioner of Indigenous song and founder of her award-winning Mission Songs Project.

Yani Mills

Yani Mills

Yani  joy is lifelong singer/performer/musician since 1988, who has sung everything ranging from Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Bluegrass, World music styles such as Sanskrit Kirtan and musical theatre and outdoor theatrical roving acts, and has travelled t...

Sophiaan Subhan

Sophiaan Subhan

An academic in the discourses around language, culture and identity, Sophiaan’s works focus on the experiences of the marginalised and minoritised. On the side, Sophiaan is the uber glamorous, multi-award winning pro-feminist PoC disco-queen, Chinta Woo.

Ehud Joseph

Ehud Joseph

Ehud has made a name for himself by working across a wide range of fashion sectors in London, Paris and New Zealand. He is a lecturer at TAFE Queensland and is also carrying out a PhD at QUT fashion department.


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Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.