It’s proven that throughout history and in every good fairytale that good things come in threes.
Past, present and future; good, better, best; the Hanson Brothers (or Destiny’s Child, take your pick), and a Moose, Shark and a Piranha.
Yes, that’s more than three examples, but you get the idea.
It’s been a massive three years since the three of us decided to start working together under the banner of Everybody NOW. The next three years too, has the making of living up to the rule of three; inherently funnier, more satisfying and more effective.
One can only hope. More on that soon.
So traditionally February is the time when you might receive a stream of friendly emails from any self-respecting independent arts company, with the previous years wrap up and info on what’s ahead, because January…. well, who are you anyway?! and Marketing Coordinator... are you on a tropical island with January?
In the spirit of celebrating the passing of January and the power of three this February e-news is dedicated to our favorite (behind the scenes) moments over the last three years and three fun facts about what’s on the horizon.
We've Moved with
24,192 people in over 60 communities across 5 states
Our shows have featured...
Horses, Pineapples and Angry Rock Climbers!
(P.S We LOVE you Nati Climbers!)
We've created work...
in lounge rooms, around the kitchen table, in tropical backyards.
As well as in parks, community halls, arts centres, schools, aged care facilities, on big festival stages, on small festival stages, on the beach, under the hills hoist and in garages.
Our company mascot grew up...
Providing valuable rehearsal notes, checking safety and eating riders.
This is Birdie. She's Kate's and Kristian's daughter and it wouldn't be an Everybody NOW show without Birdie on the floor. How good are art babies and incredibly supportive families.
And, There's this three piece suit worth celebrating!
We've Moved, Been Moved, and Moved Together
Gosh, there is so much more; but you can check out the shows and glorious communities on our website.
Lastly, there’s one final triennial celebration to herald.
We're happy to share that we have received three years organisational funding from the City of Gold Coast to keep our HQ right here on the beautiful GC. This is the place where we create new work, dream up big ideas and launch projects with our treasured community collaborators.
Here’s a article from We Are Gold Coast with details of the announcement.
Three Fun Facts on what's coming up
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING
This shiny, glitter studded, mega mix of the ultimate dance moves, is toe tapping its way across the country this year with shows specially designed for kids and families as well as our night time invitation to embrace the romance, feel the rhythm and dance!
Recently announced performances include:
Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival
You Should Be Dancing MINIS
(with a tropical twist!)
April 27th – 28th
10am & 10.40am
Darebin Arts Speakeasy
You Should Be Dancing MINIS
21 – 22 September 10am
You Should Be Dancing
20 – 22 September 8pm
YES, WE DANCE: THE SOUND TRACK
Back in April 2018 we did this little ol’ show for Bleach* Festival and Commonwealth Games Commission called Yes, We Dance. The music was all new original compositions based on each of our everyday dancing stars. We loved it so much the band got back into the studio and recorded the album!
We got a bunch of CDs printed and if you want one we’d love to post you one. However, as it turns out people don’t have CD players anymore so we’ve uploaded all 11 anthems on Soundcloud.
Push the couches to the sides of the room, take to the streets, fist pump, step clap, spin, cha cha and glide. This music is for dancing and it’s for you. TURN IT UP!
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Thank you to the musicians
Luke McDonald - composition and writing, guitar, vocals, piano, keys, percussion, sampling, production, synths.
Tim Morrissey - composition and writing, guitar, keys, percussion, sampling, synths, production
Scott Bromiley - Bass
James Wright - Drums
Enjoy the tunes, let’s stay in touch and if you need any more inspiration on how to have inherently funnier, more satisfying and effective year here’s a link to wonderful things that come in threes!
Thanks always to our collaborating communities, artists and partners.
Kate, Ian and Bec