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The BOLD Festival

Across four days, the BOLD Festival brings together a dance artists from a wide range of areas, cultures and countries. Explore their legacies, experiences and careers evolving with age through talks, performances, films and revivals of historic works. Our present lies in our past – BOLD celebrates the changes that come with age.

BOLD Festival honours the legacy and impact of professional and community dance – a platform for the work of older and still-practicing artists as a way to explore healthy ageing, the health impacts of creativity and the cross-generational exchange of ideas and practice.

Interdisciplinarity is explored through connections between movement, science, multiculturalism, history and art, with an emphasis on Australian indigenous dance heritage.

The event aligns with the Enlighten Festival and is hosted by 4 national institutions; National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), National Library of Australia (NLA), National Portrait Gallery (NPG), National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Ausdance ACT, QL2 Dance and Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.

Dates and times:

From 8 March 2017 to 12 March 2017

Sun 12th:11.00 to 19.00
Sat 11th:11.00 to 19.00
Fri 10th:11.00 to 19.00
Thu 9th:11.00 to 19.00
Wed 8th:11.00 to 19.00
Sun 12th:11.00 to 15.30
Sat 11th:11.00 to 15.30
Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:0498 988 252


National Library of Australia
Parkes Place East
Parkes  ACT  2600


Adult:$35.00Single session, one day, and festival passes. Early bird prices available