First DancePresented in Season 1 2019
Presented by Arts House and the Wheeler Centre as part of Dance Massive
Mon 18 Mar, 6.30pm
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Do you remember your first dance? From baby steps and blue-light discos to bridal waltzes and professional debuts, First Dance takes you back to that exhilarating, nerve-wracking or fun moment that you may not even recall.
Do you move like a panther? Or more like a projectile? Or would you say your style is more like a low north-easterly pressure system? However we dance, it can be a huge part of our life and say a lot about us. Maybe it’s the revelatory possibilities of dance that make it such a thrilling, liberating – and even risky – activity. Whether your first dance led to a lifelong love affair with movement or kept you off the dancefloor for good, you’re invited to an event celebrating the role that dance plays in life.
Through storytelling, music and movement, dancers and writers come together to vividly conjure all the elation, freedom and catastrophe of their first tentative dance-steps – and yours.
Storytellers and performers: Adolfo Aranjuez, Ash Flanders, Danny Katz, Brodie Lancaster, wāni Le Frère, S.J Norman, Raina Peterson, Niharika Senapati
Image by – Jessica Devereux