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 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
Allirah Fisher
plus additional Bring A Plate team


To be part of this incredible project you can either complete the below survey, or register for one of the free community workshops.

Join Bring A Plate for a dance class like no other! 

All attendees of these workshops are invited to come back for a final group session with the artists on Sunday 6th November at GOMA at 4pm.

The themes gathered from this survey will be used to inform the themes explored in the open community workshops which will then culminate in a local ‘Work In Progress’ performance at Metro Arts Brisbane. They will also be gathered for research to better understand and explore the significance of dance in Australian society and culture. Furthermore, how freedom of movement (dance) in public spaces is important by exploring the consequences and feelings around restricted movement. This research will add to the body of research that has explored historical restrictions of dance in different contexts. By publishing this research, it will be impactful to policymakers when responding to public health emergencies. Specifically for decision making in wellbeing initiatives outside of “sport.” 

​To thank you for your time, Bring A Plate will send you a FREE Bring a Plate Dance class voucher. If you would prefer to provide your survey answers via the phone then please see their website for further details.


Workshop 1
Tues, 19 Apr    6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End

Workshop 2 
Sun, 26 Jun    3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: The Common, West Village, West End (outdoor location)

Workshop 3  (Auslan Interpreted)
Tues, 16 Aug    6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End

Workshop 4
Sun, 9 Oct    3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End 

Workshop 5 *
Sun, 6 Nov    4pm
Location: GOMA, South Brisbane


* Please note that Workshop 5 will not be open to new participants. Participants from previous workshops are welcome to return for this final group workshop.


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. 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.