A wonderful highlight of my working year was the opportunity to support community participation this joint project with QPAC and the Royal Ballet. Honoured to make a cameo appearance as a dancer and snippet of a longer interview.
We All Dance! Queensland community groups are busy exploring the transformative powers of dance, in a special collaboration with London’s Royal Ballet and local teaching artists.
Discover more about the We All Dance project at http://atqp.ac/2szl58x
We All Dance culminates in a FREE performance, at QPAC Sun 2 July, 4:30pm – 5:30pm.
Cairns community groups will perform as part of the ticketed Royal Ballet Gala performance, Wed 12 July, from 5pm.
I knew David Page only by his reputation with the Bangarra Dance Theatre. By the time the funeral finished I felt I was mourning a friend.
We laughed, wept, sang and clapped his spirit home as those who were close to him shared generously of their love of a most remarkable man.
I was honoured to be among family and friends today from the First Peoples of this land and those I have met through the arts community.
I am inspired by David’s living of his identity as a gay man and I hope I can honour his legacy in my queer community.
Dance into the Dreaming David.
Clancestry, a Celebration of Country is an annual week-long festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world’s First Nations Peoples, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The festival draws on rich spiritual culture and provides a space to learn about, and connect with, clan groups across the country and the globe. In presenting performances, workshops, free events and conversations, the festival celebrates a diverse and stimulating mix of the traditional and contemporary.
Since the inaugural festival in 2013, Clancestry has become one of QPAC’s signature annual events, recognised for its collaboration and interactions between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, artists, industry and the public.