Dads – Dance Makers Collective
17 July, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
TICKETS: $35 adult, $30 ArtsMR member, $20 youth, $98 family (2 adults + 2 youth)