Brisbane dances to a new tune

A new dance festival in February 2017 will provide a new stage for contemporary dance in Queensland and tough competition for the southern states.

Gold Coast company The Farm’s The Last Blast, commissioned by Bleach* Festival. Photo by Darcy Grant.

Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane aims to unite Queensland’s diverse dance sector with a program of local, national and international artists in February 2017.

‘Queensland has a really interesting array of contemporary dance companies, which are spread across regional centres as well as Brisbane,’ said festival co-founder Glyn Roberts.

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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