Get Your Dancing Shoes On, This Festival Of Contemporary Dance Is Returning To Brisbane

Feeling a little uninspired and searching for something to expand your creative horizons? Immerse yourself in something a little different later this week at Supercell: Australia’s festival of contemporary dance, returning for its fourth year.

Unlike your average modern-day festival, this experience will open your hearts and minds to the art of physical expression – demonstrated through thought provoking and innovative cultural showcases. And guess what? It’s absolutely free, so you have no excuse but to dance on down!

Running from February 21–29, the festival will showcase art, creativity and storytelling at its finest. It will also feature incredible physical and creative art from major home-grown and international dance companies including Gogi Dance Collective, Australian Dance Party, Källblad Byström, Bring a Plate and The Farm. Joining these dance companies will also be interstate artists and other brilliant emerging talent.

For those who prefer something a little more hands-on, there will also be workshops, talks and social gatherings on offer, as the festival takes over Brisbane and invites you to discover, participate and connect with the city’s rich, cultural core.

Festival director Kate Usher.

Festival director Kate Usher said this year’s theme, ‘People and Planet’, focuses on our choices and the impact we have on the world.

“We have programmed works that put the spotlight on our humanity, reflect on the built and natural environments around us and explore what kind of future we want for our planet,” Ms Usher said.

“These works will have audiences considering what is our legacy and what are humanities greatest achievements.

“More than 15,000 people have attended a Supercell performance, event or workshop over the past four years, and we look forward to welcoming many more in 2020.”

You’ll get to experience a visual representation of this theme performed in ways that will inspire you to think, reflect and take action in today’s society. So bring an open mind and room for thought, because this festival is sure to awaken your inner creative.

For more information including a list of the venues, sites and to view the program, visit the Supercell website.


What: Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance
When: February 21–29
Where: Across Brisbane
Cost: Free

Brisbane is playing host to a range of festivals this year. You can also check out the Brisbane Comedy Festival which is also starting on February 21!