BOLD II – a dance festival

Various venues in Canberra 13 to 17 March 2019

The second iteration of this festival and conference continues to explore and celebrate the changes that come with age. The Festival is unique in Australia and provides a platform for the work of older artists who are still working to celebrate their longevity and the positive health impacts of dance and creativity.  BOLD II also espouses a cross-generational exchange of ideas and experiences and cross-cultural connections.

BOLD Patron Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM says:

Making a career in the arts, particularly in dance, is not an easy pathway. It requires skill and discipline, both a flexible body and a flexible mind, determination and a great deal of audacity. One needs to be ‘bold’…

This Canberra festival is directed and curated by award-winning choreographer/dancer and mentor, Liz Lea, and reflects not only her professional talents but also her passion and commitment to the art form of dance, community inclusion and cross-cultural connections in the arts.

Between 13 and 17 March 2019, BOLD ll will host performances, presentations and forums focused on dance legacy. It will enable dance artists to come together to share their practices and present their performances. And it will enable the followers of dance to experience both the joy and the power of dance to entertain, provoke thought and transform.

In times of social and political upheaval world-wide, the arts stand for unity and for communication, be it verbal, non-verbal, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic or tactile. The body language of dance transcends borders and the barriers of spoken language. Now, as always, it provides a way to reach out to others.
We hope to see you at one or many of the beautiful experiences Liz Lea has designed for you in BOLD ll.

Photo: Sue Healey 

Listen to Barbie’s interview with festival Director Lia Lea.