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Date posted: 08 August 2018
‘Awesome’ images from 11 Million Reasons to Dance head for Australia
Inspired by Strictly Ballroom - Sean Goldthorpe, 11 Million Reasons to Dance, People Dancing

The cross-continental tour of our 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition, featuring the universal appeal of images captured by Sean Goldthorpe, will break new ground when it lands in Tasmania, in late August.

It’s hoped a wider presence across Australia will be developed once a selected number of images from the exhibition are put on show at the Moonah Arts Centre (MAC), Glenorchy, just north of Hobart, in Tasmania (24 Aug – 14 Sept).

The 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography will feature as part of the MOVES Festival, a celebration of dance in all its forms and diversity.

“Featuring Deaf, sight-impaired and dancers living with a disability with such awesome creativity, always challenging our perceptions, we’re very excited to present 11 Million Reasons to Dance as part of the Moonah MOVES Festival, with its vision that everybody can dance,” said Rebecca Holmes of MAC.

With the support of the British Council, the People Dancing commissioned exhibition has already toured the UK, Europe and Asia, reimagining iconic dance scenes from film. Venues have stretched from Croatia to Hong Kong, Seoul to Singapore, for example.


Image (top) shows Moonah Arts Centre (MAC), Glenorchy, Tasmania; photo by Adam Gibson.

Image (right) shows 11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by Strictly Ballroom; photo by Sean Goldthorpe, commissioned by People Dancing.