Head turners: National, international and celebrity choreographers carving up the conveyor belt with their moves.
Head turners: National, international and celebrity choreographers carving up the conveyor belt with their moves. Holly Cox

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CHOREOGRAPHERS at the Utopian Dream Festival were in their element and ready to entertain audiences in an action-packed event at the Coffs Harbour Airport on Sunday night.

Founder and artistic director, Travers Ross, had audiences baffled by the choice of venue and later delighted by the creative surprise.

Instead of baggage collection the conveyor belt was put to good use as a stage for busting moves.

“It was very interesting and I had people telling me they will never look at baggage claim the same again,” Mr Ross said.

“Each artist performed their own styles in a combined show and it was packed out.

“The last plane was at 8.15pm and the people getting off were clapping and cheering as we rehearsed.”

Monday night’s ‘Open Floor’ was another successful show featuring performers from Sydney as well as local talent.

Due to weather, Tuesday night’s ‘Contemporary Treats’ was postponed and will be combined with ‘Bollywood Bash and Bizarre’ tomorrow night.

The merged event will be moved to the Jetty Memorial Theatre, with food and drinks available at 7pm and the show starting at 8pm.

There are some changes to today’s schedule, too. The entire day’s events will be held at the Hoey Moey starting at 9am with yoga, followed by Aboriginal dance and a culture workshop at 11.45am, choreographers chat from 1.30pm to 3pm, massage and quiet time at 3pm, and a massive evening of live music and entertainment from 4pm. Tickets are $10 for the day.

“Everyone has been enjoying themselves and think the local area has lots of potential for becoming a cultural centre,” Mr Ross said.



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