Participate in Workshops
Festival 2018 has a range of free events and workshops to participate in for all ages with no experience required!
Take part in these at the Gold Coast:
- masterclasses with adrenaline-fuelled urban circus 360 ALLSTARS
- try your hand at workshops learning Mallakhamb, a mix of wrestling, gymnastics and aerial yoga with the Mallakhmabindia artists from India
- give the Soweto Skeleton Movers Pantsula dance style from the 50s a go with their workshops
- dance through the streets of the Gold Coast with Silent Disco from Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Southport
- take your feet onto the sand with the kids and participate in The Owl and The Pussycat workshops
- bring the children to the sand circle in Kurrawa Park to learn Aboriginal dances in Sand Song
- for children with an imaginative mind, take them to The Children's Republic workshops across the coast
- help Lines in the Sand: re(making contact) prepare for their performance by taking part in a workshops
- for adults who love fitness, be challenged and participate in Fitter, Faster, Better.
Put your dancing shoes on and come join in a dance!
You are invited to join a new large scale public dance project, Yes We Dance, that will premiere at Festival 2018, part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Produced by Bleach* Festival, up to 100 locals are needed to help create the newest dance sensations, which say to the world, "we are, the everyday people of the Gold Coast and Yes, We Dance!"
Gold Coast locals of all ages, backgrounds and dancing interests are welcome to sign up to the project.
• Come along to two public workshops.
• Attend a rehearsal on Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 April.
• Dance Dance Dance on one night or four as part of the show!
Workshop times and locations:
• Saturday 17 March – 10am -11.30am, Tugun Process Hall, 433 Golden Four Drive, Tugun
• Sunday 18 March 1pm – 2.30pm, Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street, Southport
• Saturday 24 March 5pm – 6pm, HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
• Sunday 25 March 1pm – 2.30pm, Burleigh RSL Hall, 8, 6th Avenue, Burleigh Heads
• 6pm, Thursday 12 April – Sunday 15 April. Festival 2018 Roundabout Stage, Victoria Avenue and Surf Parade, Broadbeach
No formal dance experience is required and the workshops are suitable for all ages and physicality.
Once you learn some signature style moves created by everyday dance heroes, then you can join everyone again for a massive dance party at the Roundabout Stage at Surf Parade in Broadbeach for the Festival.
Speak your truth to power at Festival 2018
Truth to Power Café: say what you’ve always wanted to say, and be who you’ve always wanted to be…
Truth to Power Café is your chance to express your true self, and respond to this question before a live audience: Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?
Whether it’s to your boss, your mother, father, sports trainer, lover, landlord, politician, carer or simply your best friend, it’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.
We welcome brave and courageous participants of all ages, experiences, beliefs and backgrounds in this cathartic, thrilling international performance event.
Registrations for volunteering with Festival 2018 on the Gold Coast has closed.