Mass Dance Action - Friday 22nd May - Nationally

This is a national call to action in response to Minister Brandis' plan to take $104.8 million from the Australia Council and transfer it to a proposed National Centre for Excellence in the Arts. Organisers are calling on artists, artsworkers and art-lovers all over to join together in a mass dance action across Australia on Friday 22 May at 1:30pm EST.

Friday 22 May at 1:30pm EST
Sydney (1.30pm): Hyde Park, at Archibald Fountain
Melbourne (1.30pm): Forecourt ACCA, Sturt Street
Adelaide: (1pm) Parliament House
Brisbane (1.30pm): King Georges Square
Hobart (1.30pm): Elizabeth Street Mall
Perth: (11am) Perth Cultural Centre, outside PICA
Canberra (1.30pm): location TBC
Darwin (1pm): location TBC

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The dance we'll do is The Fondue Set's Hoofer Dance. This work opened a season at Performance Space in 2008 and went on to Sydney Festival First Night in Martin Place in 2009. Please learn the first 1 minute 7 seconds of this dance.

Come as you are, from the studio, rehearsal room, theatre, classroom, home, office etc. Even if you don't want to dance, come and watch - to show solidarity for the arts. And bring a friend! And tweet it #FreeTheArts

You may also want to sign the MEAA petition here.

Footage from #FreetheArts Sydney Action on Friday 22 May in Hyde Park featuring The Fondue Set's Hoofer Dance.