Yes We Dance
Feel the rhythm, be the movement and lose yourself in the moment!
Ten everyday Gold Coasters, each with extraordinary ways of expressing themselves through dance, are matched with two choreographers and an ensemble of hundreds of community dancers. Together they will create ten of the newest dance sensations which say to the world, “We are the everyday people of the Gold Coast and yes, we dance!”
Yes, We Dance! is a genuine shout out to what it means to truly be free in your body, totally immersed in the movement and the moment.
Created by Gold Coast company Everybody NOW! and produced by Bleach* Festival, Yes, We Dance! is a joyous participatory performance experience. Lose yourself in this humorous, revealing, uplifting and ecstatic dancing party as your neighbour, bricklayer, barista and local school teacher become dancing greats. You’ll find yourself hollering with delight and pride, ‘These are my people and this is our dance!’
Yes We Dance Premiered in April 2018 at The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
CO-COMMISSIONED BY BLEACH* FESTIVAL, FESTIVAL 2018 AND CITY OF GOLD COAST. PRODUCED BY BLEACH* FESTIVAL ENJOY THIS BEHIND THE SCENES CLIP BELOW
Creative Producer: Kate McDonald | Director + Emcee: Ian Pidd | Choreographer + Lead Dancer: Bec Reid | Choreographer + Lead Dancer: Luke Smiles | Musical Direction, Composition and Live Band: Luke McDonald, Tim Morrissey, Scott Bromiley and James Wright | Ensemble Dancers: Alicia Min-Harvey, Ashleigh White, Travers Ross | Art Direction: Michelle Xen | Lighting Designer
Dan Black | Photography: Claudio Kirac | Production Manager: Chris Paget.
Thank you to all the fantastic community participants at the heart of this project.
Enjoy listening to the Yes We Dance album. Click on the icon below to hear all 11 original tracks full of dancing anthems that traverses styles from hammering electronic dance music to belting ballads, to the sweet sounds of some of our dancing stars themselves.