Dancing in the Dark

When 22 Nov, 2019 8:00pm — 9:00pm Where Canberra Dance Theatre, Kingsley Street, Canberra Website http://www.facebook.com/nolightsnolycranorthcanberra/
HAT IS NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA (NLNL)?
NLNL is a chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. We turn the lights off and the music on so that you can move to the beat however you want, without the judgement of others or yourself. NLNL is about whatever it does for you: joy, mental health, exercise, self-expression, fun with friends and/or family, or your special alone time away from friends and family. NLNL may assist in relieving depression, anxiety, chronic pain, social isolation, stress, boredom and general feelings of "meh".

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT?
Anything and everything that makes you want to dance! From 1950s to last week's charts: rock, pop, dance, afrobeat, bollywood, world, hip-hop, rap, soul, Motown, R&B, funk. You will know a lot of the songs and you can sing along and clap like a dag - the music's loud enough you won't be heard. And you'll discover lots of songs that are outside your normal listening habits but are great to dance to.

HOW DARK IS IT?
You don't bang into people. You don't trip over people. We have a sweet spot between a judgement-free space, and safety.

IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE CREEPY. IS IT CREEPY?
Nope. NLNL is a creep-free zone. There is plenty of space to have your own dance space. It is important to us that NLNL is safe, physically and psychologically, for everyone. If at any time you don't feel safe, let us know.

SO WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever is comfy to get hot and sweaty dancing in. Most people wear exercise gear.

WHO GOES TO THIS THING?
There's a mix of ages, genders, bodies, backgrounds. We have five-year-olds and people over 70 and everything in between. If you want to be there, then you belong! Many people go on their own. You can come early and socialise or you can avoid social contact completely. It's whatever you want it to be. Some bring their kids, some bring their grandparents, some bring their friends, some just bring their water bottle.

You probably have plenty more questions. You can find the answers to all of them in our FAQs.
For more information about this event, call 0427229275 or visit http://www.facebook.com/nolightsnolycranorthcanberra/

How to get there

1 Kingsley St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia