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Dads – Dance Makers Collective

Friday 22 July 2022, 7pm – Margaret River HEART (RE-SCHEDULED)

Dance according to the Experts

Dance Makers Collective have discovered a secret underworld of Dad dancing, and to create their new show they’ve called in the experts, their Dads.

Interviewing and dancing with their Dads revealed secret headphone and tambourine routines, African Dance lovers, 1960’s garage party dancing and so much more.

The dads won’t be busting their moves on stage in Dads, but audiences will hear the interviews recorded by their sons and daughters, and their musical preferences form the soundtrack to the show. The team have taken inspiration from their family histories, memories of dance, and their own experience of being professional dancers. It’s not all
daggy dad dance moves, although there’s a few, but a beautiful foray into the layman’s perspective on art.

DADS was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance.

Presented by Arts Margaret River with support from the Margaret River HEART.

Rather than being a light-hearted surface-skate across embarrassing dad anecdotes, DADS ventures a subtle enquiry into male frailties. It challenges stereotypes of paternity and masculinity and exposes a charming vulnerability in older men. It also uncovers seams of Sydney’s social history and multicultural character, audible in the many accents and historical expositions evident in the soundtrack texts…DADS, as Dance Makers Collective’s tribute to their fathers, manages to link contemporary and social dance via a touching exploration of the parent-offspring relationship. Tony Osbourne, RealTime

About the Company
Dance Makers Collective (DMC) has been making and presenting dance in Western Sydney since 2012, when it first formed. The individual members in DMC have a broad range of experience and expertise as performers, choreographers, producers, designers, educators, collaborators and composers. We have worked with groundbreaking companies and artists such as Shaun Parker and Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Chunky Move, Martin del Amo, Expressions Dance Company, Force Majeure, Dance North, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Branch Nebula, Ghenoa Gela, Dean Walsh, Mirramu Dance Company, Restless Dance Theatre, Marrugeku and Stalker Theatre Company.

TICKETS: $35 adult, $30 ArtsMR member, $20 youth, $98 family (2 adults + 2 youth)

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