Darwin's going to be dancing
Darwin Festival opens next month, with a diverse program of dance.
Darwin’s Tracks Dance will present Man Made, a work that follows the journey from boyhood to manhood. Featuring male dancers aged 16 to 70, Man Made combines hip hop and contemporary dance to explore the social pressures, attributes and challenges that make a man.
Man Made plays Frog Hollow Park, 11-13 and 16-20 August.
B*boys Erak Mith (Phnom Phen) and Aaron Lim (Darwin) will battle it out in Between Tiny Cities, a work that blends contemporary dance and breakdance. Choreographed by Nick Power (Cypher), Between Tiny Cities is an intimate dance conversation bringing two very different worlds together.
Between Tiny Cities plays the CDU Theatre 23-26 August.
Sydney Dance Company will a double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s passionate and precise Frame of Mind and Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest, an animalistic dance work showcaseing the power of dancers, both en masse and as individuals.
Sydney Dance Company performs at the Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre, 26 August.
For those who want to participate, “You Should Be Dancing Darwin” and “Dance Like Queen B Flashmob Workshop” will give you the chance to get on down.
“You Should Be Dancing Darwin” is an exhilarating non-stop party experience where you can salsa, can-can, and twerk til’ you drop! You Should Be Dancing Darwin is your invitation to glam up and party with the city’s dancing legends and diverse community groups. “You Should be Dancing Darwin” takes place 11-13 August on the Sunset Stage in Festival Park.
Melbourne-based Bey Dance brings the Beyoncé dance love to Darwin Festival with a Dance Like Queen B Flashmob Workshop. Join Queen B devotees at the Adina Vibe Hotel for an inclusive and bootylicious dance class where you’ll learn some iconic Beyoncé moves before trying them out flashmob style in Festival Park.
Dance Like Queen B Flashmob workshop takes place Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 August.
Pictured top: Between Tiny Cities. Photo: Thoeun Veassna.