Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance
21 – 29 February, 2020
Various locations including Queens St Mall, Anzac Square, Bunyapa Park, New Farm Bowls Club, and Rumpus Room Shed
Australia’s premier festival of contemporary dance takes over Brisbane for its fourth year with a citywide immersive showcase of art, creativity and storytelling; inviting people to discover, participate and connect.
Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance will share its thought- provoking and innovative cultural showcase to the people of Brisbane as they take over iconic landscapes spanning workshops, talks, social gatherings and performances. In 2020, Supercell is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Brisbane City Council.
Festival Director Kate Usher said 2020’s theme ‘People and Planet’ focuses on the choices we make and our impact on the world around us, with the works encouraging audiences to reflect on what they value and where they place their intentions for humanity’s future.
“Supercell is at the forefront of Australia’s contemporary dance scene and this year we are changing the format and taking the festival outdoors, Ms Usher said. “Brisbane’s weather and landscapes are ripe to embrace live and interactive performance and we want to trial this mode of festival to reach new audiences and share the rich and exquisite art form wider to the general public.”
“We have programmed works that put the spotlight on our humanity, reflect on the built and natural environments around us and explore what kind of future we want for our planet, these works will have audiences considering what is our legacy and what are humanities greatest achievements.”