[EVENTS/DANCE ~ SA]
Rhino Room, Mon 25 Feb.
In the basement of the Rhino Room, led by the friendly people of No Lights No Lycra Adelaide, participants are free to dance or move however they wished for an hour – in the dark. As the name suggests, there are no lights allowed – including mobile phones or smart watches. NLNL is a judgement-free zone, after a few minutes of self-consciousness, I realised that no one was judging me – they couldn’t even see me! I could do all my best ‘80s dance moves, totally out of time with the music!
The ticket prices cover overheads but everyone leading sessions is a volunteer. Any remaining income is donated to a charity, which is chosen periodically by the participants.
Normally NLNL Adelaide operates out of a gym in Stepney, but there were some teething problems with the Fringe venue. There were no fans or air-conditioning, and on a 37 degree day, some cool air would have been very welcome. Additionally, the venue isn’t accessible for people with physical disabilities, although I’m assured their usual premises are accessible.
Many of the tracks played were unfamiliar to me, but the playlists from each session are available on the NLNL Adelaide Facebook page.
No Lights No Lycra is not your typical Fringe night out – it’s not a performance, it’s a full-body experience!
No Lights No Lycra Adelaide Fringe continues at Rhino Room from 7pm until Mon 11 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
Click HERE to hear the Spotify Playlist of last night’s performance.