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dance leads to chaos 

Dance Leads to Chaos is the exploration of what it means and could mean to have dance restricted, limited, or taken away from our lives. The work gathers inspiration from the COVID-19 dance restrictions of movement in public spaces, venues and entertainment areas. This creative development will engage the community in a series of free and open to the public workshops exploring connecting themes of isolation, restriction, expression and identity. Reflecting on the good, the bad and all of the boogie in between. The Bring A Plate team will then gather for a week of intensive creative development as part of Metro Arts Creative Development Program to tease-out, tie-in and learn from all the stories and experiences received.

There are 2 ways you can be part of this incredible project: 

1. Participate in one of our free community workshops AND/OR

2. Share your experience with us via our anonymous survey


Choose one of the following worksop dates to attend. 

  • Option 1 - Tuesday 19th April, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Metro Arts Studio

  • Option 2 -  Sunday 26th June, 3:30pm to 5:30pm - Meet at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101

  • Option 3 - Tuesday 16th August, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Metro Arts Studio - CANCELLED

  • Option 4 - Sunday 9th October, 3:30pm to 5:30pm - Metro Arts Studio - Auslan Interpreted Session


All attendees of the above workshops are invited to come back for a session with the artists on Sunday 6th November at GOMA at 4pm.  


​The themes gathered from this survey will be used to inform the themes explored in the open community workshops which will then culminate in a local ‘Work In Progress’ performance at Metro Arts Brisbane. They will also be gathered for research to better understand and explore the significance of dance in Australian society and culture. Furthermore, how freedom of movement (dance) in public spaces is important by exploring the consequences and feelings around restricted movement. This research will add to the body of research that has explored historical restrictions of dance in different contexts. By publishing this research, it will be impactful to policy makers when responding to public health emergencies. Specifically for decision making in wellbeing initiatives outside of “sport.” In the unthinkable event of future pandemics policy makers will have an evaluation of the importance of dance.

To thank you for your time we will send you a FREE Bring a Plate Dance class voucher. If you would prefer to provide your survey answers via the phone then please send us a message or give us a call and we can call you back to take your responses.  The contact number for a call back is +61 424 093 392


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