DANscienCE and BOLD Festivals are the innovation of Liz Lea, Past-Director Canberra Dance Theatre.

The inaugural DANscienCE Festival in National Science Week, August 2013, was held in conjunction with Chris Kennedy and CSIRO Discovery, Canberra, Australia. It was a week of showcasing an extraordinary array of dance' interface with science:

The 2nd DANscienCE Festival was held in 2015 in conjunction with Creative Industries, Qld University of Technology (QUT) through Professor Gene Moyle, Head of Dance. Topics included: