Show off all of your moves at Metro Arts’ Mad Dance Festival
While we may cut shapes at house parties and have the occasional boogie whilst bar hopping, most of us are in no way professional-level dancers (sorry in-denial amateurs). If you want to see some of the pros step up to the plate with their ace freestyle moves, then groove on over to Mad Dance Festival. This celebration of Queensland’s street-dance scene will see some of the best local b-boys, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights congregate for one big dance party.
From May 6–8, Mad Dance Festival is serving Step Up realness with three days of awe-inspiring performances, double-bill showings, artist talks and even a free community dance class at Metro Arts. Kicking off the freestyling festivities will be Elements Collective, which is bringing the body-bending work M.I.N.D.E.D. back to Brisbane as the festival’s headline act. From there event-goers will get two for the price of one when it comes to entertainment, with double-bill performances from some of Brisbane’s most talented dance collectives. For just $20, you can double dip with internationally acclaimed acts Pink Matter and GoldenCoastline or Amy Zhang and Anti Fischer.
Those who want to pick up a few new moves to show off at the clubs can join free community dance class Shake Down, where dynamo dancer Sheru Bharadwaja will be leading easy-to-follow choreography in the alfresco setting of The Commons at West Village. Once you’ve worked your body, fill your noggin at Street Dance: Histories and Futures, where you can learn more about Brisbane’s burgeoning street-dance scene with help from Mad Dance House’s Meg Cooper and artists Leah Clark, Wanida Serce, Clarence Kent, Amy Zhang and Anti Fischer.
Don’t miss some of the best dancing talent Brisbane has to offer at the inaugural Mad Dance Festival. To book your tickets, pop, lock and drop over here – go on, shake a leg!
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Metro Arts.