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.