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references and sources - dj website - associated with Substance magazine

web server which hosts dance related sites eg Substance magazine, Premium, ezine

Art Politic Enclyclopedia - music of Australia

The Stems, Yothu Yindi, Men At Work, INXS, Midnight Oil, AC/DC, Dead Can Dance, The Go-Betweens[?], Paul Kelly and Kylie Minogue all found wide audiences at home and abroad. While most Australian bands from the 80s remained cult acts outside of Australia, some, including INXS and AC/DC, found wide success for years, while others, like Men at Work, became one-hit wonders throughout most of the world.
Throughout the developed world, indie rock of various kinds became more popular during the 1990s, especially grunge music. Notable Australian independent acts included the Falling Joys[?] from Canberra; Regurgitator[?], Powderfinger[?] and Custard[?] from Brisbane; RatCat[?] and The Clouds[?] from Sydney; and Silverchair[?] from Newcastle.

ABC Online - Sounds like Techno
Sounds like Techno doco - interviews - text & audio
mostly Sydney & Melbourne related

background info - 4ZZZ Radio Times magazine has some back issues of 4ZZZ's Radio Times magazine

March 1987 issue, 16 pages
Australia Post publication # QBG2207
- mentions closure of venues Love Inn & the Fringe

UQ library search - rave culture

search for existing brisbane dance party community history projects on UQ Library

Beneath The Mirror Ball / [Videorecording].

call number : HV5822.M38 B46 2001
Description 1 videocassette (VHS)(45 min.): sd.,col.; 1/2 in.
Series 4 Corners.
Summary Explores contemporary Australian youth dance culture, focussing on its socio-political aspects, the different genres of electronic music involved and the role and dangers of the recreational drug Ecstasy.

Queer kinaesthesia - Sydney


Title Queer kinaesthesia: on the dance floor at gay and lesbian dance parties Sydney, 1994-1998
Author Bollen, Jonathan James
Institution University of Western Sydney
Date 1999

Abstract What is happening on the dance floor at the gay and lesbian dance parties? What are lesbians and gay men doing when they dance? This thesis presents a project in performance research that takes as its locus on investigation the dance parties that have been produced annually by gay and lesbian organisations in Sydney since the early 1980s. In particular, it focuses on the largest of these dance parties, Mardi Gras Party and Sleaze Ball, during a period of research from 1994 to 1998. Harnessing these resources, the thesis aims at investigating how dance parties sustain an ongoing salience for gay men and lesbians in Sydney. On the basis of ethnographic research, performance documentation, and movement analysis, the investigation pursues an analytical trajectory across the making of dance parties within a subcultural scene, to the doing of dance parties as performance events, and then onto the dance floor as a site for performative practice. Responding to a persistent debate about straights at the parties, the anlayses register the salience of dancing as an etiquette of doing dance party as it is done, as a queer kinaesthesia sustained on the dance floor, and as an occasional community danced into existence. The thesis attests to the pertinence of analysing movement. It analyses the mobility of practice, rather than its textual residue; the kinaesthesia of performative identities, rather than their morphological contours; and the choregraphy of community, rather than its substantive contents. Recognising that queer theory too has an interest in movement, in proliferating metaphors for the mobility of queer identifications and desires, the thesis argues in conclusion that such metaphors represent imaginative flights of fancy to the extent that they fail to grasp the corporeality of queer kinaesthesia.

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