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Brisbane Festival @ South Bank

South Bank Parklands will swell with the sound of music as Brisbane Festival presents a packed program of free socially distanced concerts, performances and audio installations from 4 – 26 September.

WHAT CAN I SEE?

  • Arc, a stunning work of scale by Brisbane-based Australasian Dance Collective, makes its world premiere at River Quay from 18 – 19 September.
  • Common People Dance Eisteddfod 2, is no-holds-barred dance extravaganza set to a killer ‘80s soundtrack with dance teams battling it out for eisteddfod glory in the Grand Finale at South Bank Piazza on 19 September.
  • Keep an eye out for Exercise Surprises, pop-up performances where a cast of quirky characters will randomly reward Brisbane residents for working out on one of South Bank’s walking paths and bikeways.
  • Look up and smile with South Bank Parklands one of six locations across the city hosting a giant and joyful Messengers of Brisbane installation by Florentijn Hofman, inspired by the native Gouldian finch.

WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Community dancers of all abilities are invited to shimmy to South Bank’s Flowstate precinct on Friday evenings to shake it out in Socially Distanced Dance Club, a free 20-minute mini-disco in your own 4sqm dancefloor.
  • Families can engage with Messengers of Brisbane in a series of free Finchy Fun Workshops at Flowstate during the school holidays from 19 – 26 September.

WHAT CAN I HEAR?

  • Wild Energy is a multi-channel outdoor installation by Annea Lockwood and Bob Bielecki, infusing the splendour of South Bank’s Rainforest Walk with a soundscape of inaudible vibrations from 4 – 26 September.
  • Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra entertains and delights audiences with its Classic Brisbane repertoire at Rainforest Green on 5 and 12 September.
  • Street Serenades pops up at South Bank each Saturday with performances from The Little Red Company, Briefs Factory, Oscar Theatre Company and Karl S. Williams.
  • Jazz on Sunday returns in 2020 with two free afternoon performances on 6 and 20 September at Flowstate.