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The Rivoli - Dance Makers Collective

Geelong Arts Centre

153 Pakington Street
Geelong West, Victoria 3218

1300 251 200

The Rivoli - Dance Makers Collective | Geelong Arts Centre

A celebration of social life before social media, when to meet was to talk, laugh and move to music together.

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace in Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall. Demolished in 1973, now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

This dance work began by imagining what such a venue would look like if it existed today.

Hear the voices of people who danced at The Rivoli, as well as the voices of those who dance now, in this town. Dance has a way of bringing people and communities together like nothing else can. But in reflecting and strengthening certain communities, it’s also worth considering how these spaces can exclude others.

In some ways, these spaces for social dance reflect the aims of DMC itself – to gather, share ideas, and support each other creatively, socially, and artistically. To dance together.

Featuring some of Australia's best dancers and a stellar live band, be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

Part of Our Season 2022, proudly supported by Major Artistic Partner, Deakin University, and Innovation Partner, Costa Asset Management.