What do you do when wild weather hits, Brisbanites? Watch the radar to see just when and where it'll strike? Stay glued to your couch? Come up with a new festival of contemporary dance? The latter was Kate Usher and Glyn Roberts's answer in 2017, and after a successful first year, their venture is returning for 2018.
Yes, things are about to get stormy on the stage instead of in the sky again (although, given that it's summer, the latter is still likely to happen as well). From February 10 to 18, SUPERCELL: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane will take over the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse for a repeat bout of frenetic footsteps.
Celebrating Queensland's place in the dance world, the festival brings together local and international artists, performances, workshops and conversations. Highlights include the blend of dance and comedy that is Prying Eye's The Inquisition of the Big Bad Wolf, choreography for a tired body in Everything Remains, a convergence of local and Singaporean talents, another three-day workshop with Gold Coast outfit The Farm, and an exploration of Indigenous identity in [Mis]Conceive, plus more to be announced.
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