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Local youth come together to dance in the rainbow

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Amy Daniel and Rhys Williams who are both part of the Dancing in the Rainbow production.

Bundaberg’s LGBTQIA+ youth community will deliver a colourful and real performance for the Dancing in the Rainbow production featuring “singing, dancing, drag queens and more”.

The production, which aims to give the LGBTQIA+ community a voice and share their stories with the community, will be held on Saturday 9 October with two sessions at 6 pm and 9 pm, both running for one hour.

The show is made up of all-local talent with current and former residents of the region participating.

The stories, ideas and themes of the production have been driven by youth and their allies from the Bundaberg community, with workshops held in July to brainstorm production ideas.

Production crew member Amy Daniel said she became involved in the production to help support the LGBTQIA+ community.

“I wanted to get involved because I am always wanting the Bundaberg community to show more support,” Amy said.

“People should come along as it is going to be a great night full of singing, dancing, drag queens and more.”

Rhys Williams said the production would take the audience through the journey that the LGBTQIA+ community faced daily, with both the highs and the lows depicted.

“The production is a variety theatre performance and has got singing, dancing, drag queens, DJ’s as well as monologues – so much fun is happening,” Rhys said.

“While the show is full of rainbows, colour and happiness, you also get to see and understand the world from the perspective of the people in our community and what they have been through which is all very real.

“We are looking forward to a really fun night.”

Tickets are available for the 6 pm session here and the 9 pm session here.

Dancing in the Rainbow is proudly supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional
Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Event details:
Where: Riverfeast, 1A Scotland Street
When: Saturday 9 October
Time: 6pm or 9pm
Cost: $10