The collective’s core creative artists are Kate McDonald, Ian Pidd and Bec Reid.
They have worked together for many years wearing many artistic hats but formed the ultimate trifecta for the creation of The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, commissioned by Bleach* Festival, March 2015 and now touring nationally. They loved working together so much and their new collaborators on the Gold Coast, that Everybody NOW! was formed.
Everybody NOW! is project-based collective dedicated to the creation of high quality, community engaged, participation based, performance and art experiences created on and from the Gold Coast, Australia.
The vision for this collective is one that is flexible and responsive, evolving as new and exciting collaborations presents themselves. They are currently creating a series of large –scale dance projects; The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, You Should Be Dancing, The Grande Progressive.
Everybody NOW! led by Ian Pidd, Kate (McDonald) Baggerson and Bec Reid along with a cohort of talented collaborators, are a collective of performance makers and producers who create participatory and large-scale experiences that are celebratory and playful, propelled by passion and curiosity.
They are project-based collective dedicated to the creation of high quality, community engaged and participation based performances that are created on and from the Gold Coast, Australia, that reach out to collaborators nationally and internationally.
The collective was formed in 2015 after the commissioning of The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair which has since gone on to showcase at APAM and tour the country. In the last three years the group have been commissioned by major festival’s nationally including Bleach* Festival, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival and Festival 2018 for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, to create a trilogy of large-scale public dance projects; The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, You Should Be Dancing and Yes! We Dance.
The group have become known for their inclusive and joyful brand of socially engaged dance and theatre projects. In fact since 2015 they have danced with over 22,000 people between the ages of 3 – 83 (in fact older) across Australia.
Everybody NOW is about, real stories and real people. Everybody. NOW!
Ian Pidd is a Melbourne based freelance director of theatre and festivals.
Kate is a Gold Coast based producer of festivals, community cultural development projects and multi-art events.
City of Gold Coast
HOTA, Home of The Arts
Woodford Folk Festival
City of Darebin
City of Boroondara
Red Ridge Interior
The Moves Festival
City of Whittlesea
All The Queens Men
Sex on Toast
Alicia Min Harvie
Charles Thomas Ball