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ArtLife and One Night in Footscray: Dance Captains


Join ArtLife’s Dance Captains, Sarah Ellis and Esther Tuddenham, at One Night in Footscray as they lead audiences in a celebration of the art of dance to upbeat pop music.

One Night in Footscray is a celebration of performance, exhibitions and installations in the heart of Footscray.

Dance Captains is inclusive and infectious, encouraging even the shyest of performers to dance like no-one’s watching. The evening’s soundtrack will feature hits by 90s pop icons such as Britney Spears and P!nk, as well as 80s bangers by Pat Benatar and Olivia Newton-John. The event will follow a similar format to a flash mob — join in at any point! Performers Tuddenham and Ellis feel very passionately about dance and its ability to engage. So let go of your inhibitions and insecurities, and surrender your soles to the music!

WHEN: Friday 23 November, 5pm – 11pm
VENUE: Maddern Square, 2 Chambers St, Footscray
COST: Free

Meet the Dance Captains:

Sarah Ellis is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in the forms of dance, performance and visual arts. Sarah’s practice is steeped in pop culture and comedy, often taking inspiration from Tv shows such as, Glee and Friends; describing her dance practice as magical. Sarah’s dance work has been presented with ArtLife, Emotion 21, and Testing Grounds. Sarah is a member of Artlife at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Esther Tuddenham is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in forms of dance, photography, poetry and visual arts. Esther describes her practice as vibrant; she likes to ‘see life as a glass half full’. Esther is inspired through the music of pop and rock ‘n’ roll – in particular from the 80’s and 90’s. Esther toured through China and Hong Kong with sound art ensemble, The Amplified Elephants on the Shhh tour in 2017. Esther has been involved in several other collaborations with presented with Jolt and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Esther is a member of Artlife at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Presented as part of One Night in Footscray. 

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1- Sarah Ellis and Esther Tuddenham. Image by Jessica Ibacache. 

Date & Times

Start: Friday, 23 November 2018 5:00 pm

End: Friday, 23 November 2018 11:00 pm



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