Out of the lounge room, onto the dance floor

From Darwin to Melbourne, dance lovers from all walks of life unite for Big Dance.

Big Dance 2018, NAISDA Developing Artists. Photo credit: Jamie James.

On Sunday 29 April, the world celebrates International Dance Day. This year the occasion will be marked in Australia by simultaneous events held across Australia, from Darwin to Melbourne and Castlemaine to Canberra, as part of the latest iteration of Big Dance.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts