By Bring A Plate

Dance Leads to Chaos is the exploration of what it means and could mean to have dance restricted, limited, or taken away from our lives.

This creative development will engage the community in a series of free and open to the public workshops exploring connecting themes of isolation, restriction, expression and identity. The work gathers inspiration from the COVID-19 dance restrictions of movement in public spaces, venues and entertainment areas. Reflecting on the good, the bad and all of the boogie in between. The Bring A Plate team will then gather for a week of intensive creative development to tease-out, tie-in and learn from all the stories and experiences received.


Collaborately created, produced, written and directed by the below:

Jacq Driscoll
Erika Goldsmith
Zoe Bauer
Jordan Poitras
Kalpana Prasad
Miranda Kelly
plus additional Bring A Plate team

To be part of this incredible project, register for one of the three workshops, and join Bring A Plate for a dance class like no other. 

Please note workshops are limited to 20 participants per session so registration is essential. Attendance of the second larger workshop with the artists is encouraged but not compulsory.

All attendees of the 18, 20 and 23 January workshops will be invited back to a final workshop for the creative development with the artists on Saturday 29 January.

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, as of 17 December all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Find out more.


Tues 18 Jan
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Studio, Metro Arts, West Village


Thur 20 Jan
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Studio, Metro Arts, West Village


Sun 23 Jan (Auslan Interpreted)
3:00pm – 5:00pm 
The Studio, Metro Arts, West Village


Sat 29 Jan
3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Common, Metro Arts, West Village


Suitable for all ages

Image by Jax Oliver


Bring A Plate

Bring A Plate (BAP) Inclusive Dance Company are a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to changing the perception of who can dance, where to dance and how to dance in Australia.

Since 2017 they have been running weekly community dance classes in South East Queensland and regularly perform and run workshops at events and festivals. Equipped with an incredible team of multi-skilled facilitators with backgrounds in dance, music, theatre, community development, social work, youth work, exercise physiology, sustainability education and creative therapy – you never quite know what you will get out of a BAP class or a performance. But, do you need to bring an actual plate? No! The term ‘bring a plate’ is Australian slang that means to bring some food along to a gathering to share with everyone. This is what we are all about! Everyone brings something different to the dance-floor and everyone has something to share!


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information.