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.
Led by Co-Artistic Directors Ian Pidd, Kate (McDonald) Baggerson and Bec Reid, along with a cohort of talented collaborators, Everybody NOW! are a collective of performance makers and producers who create participatory performance experiences that are celebratory and playful, propelled by passion and curiosity.
The company is 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.
Since formation in 2015, Everybody NOW! has established itself as a leader in contemporary community engagement and performance, awarding the company a dynamic, national reputation for an inclusive and joyful brand of participation and access to the arts.
Everybody NOW has attracted commissions from Australia’s Major Festivals including Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Festival 2018 for the International Commonwealth Games Arts and Culture Program and Bleach* Festival.
They have reached over 35,000 people as audiences and participants in 70 communities across five states of Australia, between the ages of 3 – 99 years young.
Everybody NOW! is a purpose driven organisation with a vision To Move Communities.
Everybody NOW is about, real stories and real people. Everybody. NOW!
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