Get QLD Dancing

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Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Get QLD Dancing

A 2 day convergence to explore inclusivity, access and participation in dance

20th & 21st September 2019, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

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Over two days we are bringing together dance practitioners and community specialists to move and talk about how we can get more Queenslanders dancing. The convergence will cover 5 focus areas to discuss inclusivity, access and participation; LGBTIQAP+, OLDER PEOPLE & INTERGENERATIONAL, CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse), SENSORY & MOBILITY. Dance practitioners are invited to explore how to make their practice more accessible to diverse communities and how to develop their practice for specific populations. Other practitioners will have the opportunity to build their knowledge of the social and health benefits of participation in dance and how they can incorporate dance into their practice.

It is important to acknowledge the complexity of people's lived experiences and recognise that these focus areas are broad, overlap considerably and may apply to individuals in different ways and at different times across their life.



LGBTIQAP+ - This focus area considers people who identify with a wide range of terms including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) and more.

OLDER PEOPLE & INTERGENERATIONALITY – This focus area considers people of a chronological age of 65 and upwards as well as the concept of Intergenerationality and interaction between people of different generations.

CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) – This focus area considers people from culturally and linguistically diverse background and communities from which English is not the main language and/or cultural norms and values differ.

SENSORY – This focus area considers people with sensory disabilities or impairments that affect one or more of a person’s senses: touch, hearing, sight, taste, smell, or spatial awareness. This can include a range of neurodiversity such as Autism and ADHD, as well as mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and PTSD.

MOBILITY – This focus area considers people with total or partial loss of bodily function, such as wheelchair users, people with physical disabilities or injuries, and other illnesses that affect mobility such as chronic fatigue and arthritis.

These sessions will be co-facilitated by dance practitioners and community partner representatives to generate meaningful discussion and experiential learning around each focus area. Overall this convergence will work to foster partnerships, develop a shared language and inform dance participation strategy moving forward. Knowledge built from ‘Get QLD Dancing’ will feed into a dedicated issue of Ausdance Qld’s publication IN/FORM and the creation of a database for dance participation opportunities.

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Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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