eMotion was a series of free online dance workshops and real-world performance opportunities for young people based in the Western Corridor of Melbourne and Ballarat. Anyone could join in the fun and follow the playlist on YouTube to learn all the dance routines!

Over 100 young people participated in eMotion  and seized the opportunity to take part in a dance conversation like no other. This project was all about sharing dance cultures from different neighbourhoods and cultural backgrounds across the West. Participants mastered choreography created by eMotion dance facilitators  Demilition B-Girl, Cat Sweeney and John Gray.

The final flash mob style performances were staged as a takeover of Hamer Hall foyer on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2012 as the whole as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall Opening Celebrations. This group of young people claimed this public space in a way that demonstrated their talents and desire to create culture and show it in a cultural flagship venue.

eMotion is part of working partnership between Barkly Arts Centre (a division of Western Region Health Centre) and Arts Centre Melbourne.

eMotion project wins award!

See more about the journey in our project archive