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Summer of Dance

Things to do, Exhibitions Immigration Museum , Melbourne Until Saturday February 29 2020
A dimly lit dance floor of people are dancing.
Photograph: Ardian Lumi

Time Out says

Shimmy on down to the Immigration Museum for a season of events to get you grooving

When there’s nothing left to do but dance, boogie on over to the Immigration Museum where a season of dance-inspired events are transforming its galleries and courtyard for the summer. You’ll discover diverse participatory dance experiences, parties, residencies and performances for dancers of all persuasions.

Amongst the exhibition program, Amrita Hepi’s residency in the Long Room kicks off with Dance Reel (until 29 February), a large-scale projection of moving images of contemporary dance projected across 19th-century walls and columns. 

On Friday, February 14, you can feel the love with Latin Valentine, a night of dancing, music and much more inspired by the Mexican tradition El Día del Amor y la Amistad (the Day of Love and Friendship). Cuba's king of dance Eric Turro Martinez will open up the dancefloor, local legends Mariachi Los Romanticos will serenade the crowd with mariachi love song dedications, and your taste will be in love too with Latin-inspired cocktails and street food. 

Make the most of the extra night of summer on Saturday, February 29 with a courtyard party featuring genre-hopping artists celebrating those who’ve made the leap. Leaps and Beats is an astrological dance-meets-rave-meets-ritual experience led by local dance luminaries Deep Soulful Sweats ,with a participatory dance experience complemented by DJs, choreographers, dancers and you – BYO moves. 

There’s more to be discovered including collaborations with Midsumma Festival that will be queering up this already fabulous dance-a-thon. 

Details

Venue name: Immigration Museum
Address: Old Customs House
400 Flinders St
Melbourne
3000
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders St; Southern Cross
Price: Various

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