Everybody NOW! led by Ian Pidd, Kate McDonald and Bec Reid along with a cohort of talented collaborators, are a collective of performance makers and producers who create participatory and large-scale experiences that are celebratory and playful, propelled by passion and curiosity.
They are project-based collective 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.
The collective was formed in 2015 after the commissioning of The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair which has since gone on to showcase at APAM and tour the country. In the last three years the group have been commissioned by major festival’s nationally including Bleach* Festival, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival and Festival 2018 for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, to create a trilogy of large-scale public dance projects; The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, You Should Be Dancing and Yes! We Dance.
The group have become known for their inclusive and joyful brand of socially engaged dance and theatre projects. In fact since 2015 they have danced with over 22,000 people between the ages of 3 – 83 (in fact older) across Australia.
Everybody NOW is about, real stories and real people. Everybody. NOW!