BOLD Festival celebrates the legacy and impact of professional and community dance across all cultures – a platform for the work of older and still-practicing artists as a way to explore healthy ageing, the health impacts of creativity and the cross-generational exchange of ideas and practice.

Across five days, BOLD brings together a dance artists from a wide range of areas, cultures and countries, and through talks, performances, films and revivals of historic works, we explore their legacies, experiences and careers evolving with age.

Interdisciplinarity is explored through connections between movement, science, multiculturalism, history and art, with an emphasis on Australian indigenous dance heritage.

Our present lies in our past – BOLD celebrates the changes that come with age.

The event aligns with the Enlighten Festival and is hosted by 4 national institutions; National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), National Library of Australia (NLA), National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Gallery of Australia (NGA) along with the support of QL2 Dance. For 2019 we have two new partners also - Mackellar Ridge Winery and Dickson Tradies.

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