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Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane 2020

Brisbane's annual contemporary dance festival is back — and this year, it's free.
By Sarah Ward
February 21, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
February 21, 2020
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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 three outings, their venture is returning for a fourth time in 202p.

Yes, things are getting stormy on the stage instead of in the sky again (although, given the time of year and the weather of late, the latter is still likely to happen as well). From Friday, February 21–Saturday, February 29, Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane is taking over a number of Brisbane locations — such as  the Queens Street Mall, Anzac Square, Bunyapa Park, New Farm Bowls Club and Rumpus Room Shed — 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 Mine!, a piece that uses dance, Lego and Tonka trucks to respond to Australia's reliance upon coal; City Horses, a participatory piece that encourages audiences to join in and, well, dance through the city like horses; and The People's Dance Party, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Mine! - Australian Dance Party

And, in a new initiative for 2020, Supercell is completely free to attend.

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