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


  • Tuesday 18th January 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

  • Thursday 20th January 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Sunday 23rd January 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Auslan interpreted session

All attendees of the 18, 20 and 23 January workshops will be invited back to a final workshop for the creative development with the artists from 3:00pm -5:00pm on Saturday 29 January.

*Please note workshops are limited to 20 participants per session so registration is essential.  Attendance of the second larger workshop with the artists is encouraged but not compulsory. 


​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.

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

IMPORTANT: The survey is yet to open.  Please check back shortly.  Alternatively leave your email here and we will send you the link once it is open. 

Thanks for your interest!


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