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LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Spiegeltent

The Melba Spiegeltent (Kulin Nations)

About

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club provides space where individuals can be themselves without fear of discrimination, a space where the gender and sexual identity is not only accepted, but celebrated. This project empowers elders to assert their social agency, value and worth within a mainstream and ageist paradigm, encouraging social connection and a place of belonging. LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club facilitate the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of regular creative practice for this marginalised and pioneering generation.

Every month, LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club invites Rainbow elders and allies (of all ages) to this fabulous free dance event that celebrates intergenerational inclusivity!

Learn new dances, enjoy delicious catering and chat with fabulous people. Come one Come all! No dance experience needed. All are welcome. Nibbles, Tea & Coffee provided.

Presented monthly in 2019 at The Melba Spiegeltent.

Creative Team

Sara Strachan, Lachlan Alexander, Beau-Luke Colton, Dandrogyn, Gabbi Barton, Tristan Meecham, Brian Robertson, Bec Reid, Anna Pidgeon, Adelaide Reif.

Partners and Support

Dates:

2020

Sunday, 23 February 2.00pm – 4.00pm 
Sunday, 22 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 26 April 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 31 May 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 21 June 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 19 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm

2019

Sunday, 28 April 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 19 May 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 23 June 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 21 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday,18 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 22 September 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 20 October 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday, 24 November 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Presentations

2024

Play Date, Fed Square
Melbourne, Naarm (Kulin Nations)

Taylor Sheesh
Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Park Lounge 2024
Werribee (Bunurong and Wadawurrung Country)

Plus 1 Campaign
Naarm / Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Play Date, Art Play
Melbourne, Naarm (Kulin Nations)

Play Date
Melbourne, Naarm

Lady Biz
Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Collingwood
Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations) 2024

2023

Coming Back Out Salon, Sydney
Sydney Town Hall (Gadigal Land)

The Last Dance
Northcote Theatre for Fuse Festival (Kulin Nations)

Park Lounge, 2023
Kelly Park, Werribee (Bunurong and Wadawurrung Country)

The Relationship is the Project
Abbotsford Covent (Kulin Nations)

Jumpstart Wyndham
City of Wyndham (Bunurong and Wadawurrung Country)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Collingwood
Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations) 2024

Dance Club, Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre (Kaurna Country)

2022

Congress, Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral (Wiltshire Creative)

Bliss, Bleach* Festival
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast (Yugambeh Country)

Park Lounge, 2022
Kelly Park, Werribee (Bunurong and Wadawurrung Country)

The Coming Back Out Social
Victorian State Library, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Magnifica Splendido
Adelaide Cabaret Festival (Kaurna Country)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Collingwood
Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations) 2024

Dance Club, Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre (Kaurna Country)

2021

Heidi Midsumma Celebrations
Heide Museum of Modern Art (Wurundjeri Country)

Coming Back Out Tea Dance
Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Park Lounge, 2021
Kelly Park, Werribee (Bunurong and Wadawurrung)

Coming Back Out, Scotland
Glasgow & Inverness (Scotland)

Coming Back Out Brisbane
The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival (Turrbal and Jagera Country)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Collingwood
Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations) 2024

Digital Dance Club
Online around the world

Dance Club, Canberra
Ainsle Arts Centre (Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country)

Dance Club, Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre (Kaurna Country)

2020

Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined
Online throughout Victoria

Ahead of the Game, CLUBSCORE
Ainsle and Gorman Arts Centres (Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country)

Coming Back Out, Scotland
Glasgow & Inverness (Scotland)

Coming Back Out Brisbane
The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival (Turrbal and Jagera Country)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Spiegeltent
The Melba Spiegeltent (Kulin Nations)

Digital Dance Club
Online around the world

2019

The Coming Back Out Salon
Myer Mural Hall, Melbourne (Naarm)

Congress, Wyndham
City of Wyndham (Bunurong and Wadawurrung Country)

Ahead of the Game, CLUBSCORE
Ainsle and Gorman Arts Centres (Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Spiegeltent
The Melba Spiegeltent (Kulin Nations)

Toy
Queensland & Victoria

Rainbow Reviews
Arts Centre Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Dance Club, Canberra
Ainsle Arts Centre (Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country)

Dance Club, Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre (Kaurna Country)

2018

Toy
Queensland & Victoria

Congress, Darwin
Parliament House, Darwin Festival (Larrakia Country)

The Coming Back Out Ball
Melbourne Town Hall (Kulin Nations)

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club
Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Rainbow Reviews
Arts Centre Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

LGBTIQ+ Dance Club, Regional Victoria
Various Locations throughout Victoria

Fun Run, Taipei
Taipei Zhongshan Hall Plaza (Taiwan)

2017

Toy
Queensland & Victoria

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club
Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Fun Run, Melbourne
Arts Centre Melbourne, (Kulin Nations)

Fun Run, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Bleach* Festival (Yugambeh Country)

Congress, Melbourne Fringe
Northcote Town Hall, Darebin (Kulin Nations),

The Coming Back Out Ball
Melbourne Town Hall (Kulin Nations)

Coming Back Out: In Conversation
MPavilion (Kulin Nations)

Wheeler Centre Presents: Coming Back Out
Wheeler Centre (Kulin Nations) & Warrnambool Art Gallery (Dhauwurd Wurrung)

2016

Where do we start? The Panel
The Substation, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

New Moves High Tea
Melbourne Town Hall (Kulin Nations)

Portraits of LGBTIQ+ Elders
Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club
The Substation, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

2015

The Everyday Imaginarium, Adelaide
Vitalstatistix Adelaide (Kaurna Country)

Fun Run, Kuopio
Kuopio Market Square (Finland)

Fun Run, Ansan
Ansan Cultural Square, Ansan (South Korea)

2014

Game Show
Arts House, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

The Everyday Imaginarium, Melbourne
Arts House, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

Give it up for Margaret – A Festival of Arts Philanthropy
Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

The IETM Ball
Arts House Melbourne (Eastern Kulin Nations)

Going Nowhere Festival
Arts House Melbourne (Eastern Kulin Nations)

2013

Fun Run, Sydney
Hyde Park, Sydney Festival (Gadigal Land)

2012

The Lady and The Tiger
West Space Gallery, Melbourne (Kulin Nations)

2011

Fun Run, Darwin
Darwin Festival (Larrakia Country)

2010

Fun Run
City Square Melbourne, Next Wave Festival (Kulin Nations) May 2010

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