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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

Where

Various locations across Brisbane.
Dates in September
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#Dance Halls

Friday
2 Sep
Opening Night
Fri 2 Sep
Opening Night
Sherwood Uniting Church Hall, 1 Thallon St, Sherwood
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Sunday
4 Sep
Sun 4 Sep
Ahepa Hall, 128 Boundary St, West End
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Thursday
8 Sep
Thu 8 Sep
Old Inala Hall, Cnr Rosemary St and Abelia St
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Saturday
10 Sep
Sat 10 Sep
Forest Lake Community Festival, Amphitheatre
Wednesday
14 Sep
Wed 14 Sep
SunPAC, 470 Mc Cullough St, Sunnybank
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Friday
16 Sep
Fri 16 Sep
YMCA Cannon Hill Community Centre, 18 Lang St, Cannon Hill
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Thursday
22 Sep
Thu 22 Sep
Communify Queensland Spring Hill Hall, 10 Love Street, Spring Hill
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Saturday
24 Sep
Sat 24 Sep
Stafford Community Place, 33 Teevan St, Stafford
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#Stretch those legs

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

Neridah's work is so much more than leotards and leg warmers, it gives members of the public the platform for creating, dancing and connecting.

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 is a 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.

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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