Every month, get your groove on at a series of free sunset events hosted on the lawn at HOTA. Good vibes, fine tunes and the chance to dance.
From swing to salsa, Bollywood to booty beats to ballroom – each month will bring a new flavour with a complementing live band or DJ.
Gather your friends, kick off your shoes, learn the rhythms of the day, then dance the evening away under the stars. For friends and families, left feet and professionals.
NAIDOC CULTURAL CELEBRATION – SAT 14 JULY
Celebrate the diversity of NAIDOC week at a special Dancing on the Green.
Join us at this family friendly dance, music and cultural event. Arrive early to check out the markets, meet local artists and hear the stories behind their work before the live music and dancing begin.
After casting a spell on all with her debut EP, ‘Rosie’, Thelma Plum put down her guitar and took giant strides in a brave new musical direction. With Triple J Unearthed, NIMA and DEADLY wins under her belt, the constantly animated Thelma relocated from Brisbane to Melbourne to Sydney, absorbing the sounds of the city, developing her craft to expand beyond the 6 strings.
Emotion and allure are at the heart of Leah Flanagan’s songwriting. The Sydney-based singer/songwriter uses space in an enchanting way – the listener has the sense they can settle amongst the lyrics and become part of the music. And when you settle you get carried away. It’s Leah’s voice that holds you, makes you feel, never in your face, instead making you an offer you can’t refuse.
The Spirit of Churaki – Acoustic Set
Hot off the back of the recent acclaimed performances at HOTA and Bleach* Festival 2018, local members from The Spirit of Churaki, perform a special live and intimate, acoustic set featuring crowd favourites from the show. Fingal musicians Kyle, Josh, Jarulah, and Kaleb Slabb who have ancestral ties crossing Gudjingburra, Bundjalung and Yugambeh nations, together with Colin Usher, Sam Pankhurst and Leah Flanagan will have you rocking along to this powerful and evocative saltwater music.
In acknowledgment of NAIDOC’s ‘because of her’ theme, Leah Flanagan will perform her special arrangement of a poem called ‘Churaki’ written by local Aboriginal community elder Aunty Joyce Summers. From this beautiful ballad to rocking surf tunes,laid back oceanic beats and the ancient sounds of Aboriginal language, this performance honours a rich lineage of saltwater people, a spirit of generosity and a deep connection to country through music and song.