Throughout the night, the ballroom dance floor fills with couples slow dancing, elders doing the nut bush with their carers, groups of friends throwing their hands in the air. I thought to myself: is there anything better in this world than watching old queers grab ass on a dance floor? I can’t think of anything. – Junkee Australia on Coming Back Out Ball
Through online dance clubs held during COVID in the lead up to the Brisbane Festival, LGBTIQ+ elders have come together to acknowledge their resilience and create a safe, social space.
During the Festival, we warmly invite all to a live edition of LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club featuring local artists and co-hosted by Brisbane choreographer Brian Lucas and All The Queens Men.
Proudly acknowledging the resilience of older LGBTIQ+ people who have lived through it all, it’s also a safe space for those just discovering themselves later in life. Join us for this afternoon of cultural significance where rainbow allies can sit alongside LGBTIQ+ elders to eat, drink, dance, reminisce and dream together into the future.
Creator and Producer: Tristan Meecham
Brisbane Creative Team: Brian Lucas, Leah Shelton, Chinta Woo Allcock, Nathan Stoneham, Lenine Bourke
Brisbane Festival Producer: Min Collie-Holmes
Event Host: Bec Reid
Online Host: Tristan Meecham and Chris Wilson