Council supports dance festival to say “no” to violence against women

07/02/2018

Georges River Council is proudly supporting the One Billion Rising Open Air Dance Festival on Friday 9 February at Kogarah Town Square.
 
Hosted by Kogarah Community Services, the event is part of an annual international creative dance protest to say "no" to violence against women.
 
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said the festival is a dynamic and positive movement to end violence towards women. 
 
“One billion women and girls globally will experience violence in their lifetime. This festival harnesses the creative energy of our community to reject violence in all its forms,” he said.
 
“This is an issue that affects our community and Council recognises its role in raising awareness across all cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and ages in the Georges River area.”
 
“Council recently established an annual Georges River White Ribbon Walk and support for One Billion Rising complements the message behind this walk.”
 
“A Flash Mob performance of the official choreography for the One Billion Rising song, Break the Chain, will close the event. I invite you to join Council’s mascot, Georgie the Dragon, to participate in the routine.”
 
The festival starts at 4.00pm and features local entertainers performing three hours of amazing dances from around the world, including swing, Zumba, bachata, kung-fu, samba and Bollywood.
 
The Flash Mob choreography can be learned online prior to the day.
 
Details
Location: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah
Time: 4.00pm-7.00pm
Choreography instructions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJQvJNfn0kc.
More information: www.kogarahcommunity.org.au