Victoria’s hottest dance event organisers, Underground Melbourne, announce the launch of a brand new underage dance showcase. To be held on Sunday, 16 February 2014 at the Revolt Artspace, Underground Underage will see 20 outstanding under-18 acts hit the stage. Both dancers and choreographers will strut their stuff.
Whereas most performing arts events for under-18s involve a competitive element, Underground Underage is a celebration of dance for dance’s sake. It’s about young, committed individuals showing the world what they have to offer, in terms of ability and determination.
That said, there will be opportunities for networking. A host of industry leaders will be in attendance, keeping an eye out for outstanding emerging talent. Audience members will have the chance to preview who’s who in the next generation, before they’re whisked off to join musicals, television shows and professional dance troupes.
Dance school owner Jessica Soloman expressed her excitement about the event. “What a great experience for young dancers,” she commented, “to create, perform and be inspired by other in an encouraging, fun and non-competitive environment.”
Underground Underage will kick off at 4pm. 20 acts will perform over the course of four hours, with ABC3 presenter James Elmer taking care of emcee duties. Audience members won’t be deprived of a chance to dance, with a DJ and dance floor forming part of the programme. For those who work up an appetite, there’ll be a barbecue. All ages are welcome to attend, though under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $25/30. Revolt Artspace is located at 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington, Victoria.
About Underground Melbourne
Underground Melbourne is a dance showcase for over-18s, held quarterly at Revolt Artspace. The brainchild of local dance entrepreneurs Paul Malek and Chris Curran, it is now entering its third year, the first event having been held in 2012. Many of the city’s finest performers and choreographers attend on a regular basis, making it a vital element of the Melbourne dance community.
Each incarnation features a line-up of outstanding talent, as well as popular DJs and guest vocalists. The unique club atmosphere sets Underground Melbourne apart. The next Underground Melbourne event, Underground Summer, will be held on Saturday, 15 February 2014, the evening before the launch of Underground Underage.
For more information, please visit www.undergroundmelbourne.com.