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The Rivoli

A celebration of social life before social media, when to meet was to talk, laugh and move to music together.

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The Rivoli

Date: 13 Jan 2020

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace on Church St, Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall.

The Rivoli was demolished in 1973 to make way for a tax office building, now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

Dance Makers Collective brings those stories to life in a tribute to the rituals of social dance and the human drive toward belonging and togetherness. Staged in the Heritage-listed Granville Town Hall, The Rivoli invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

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