Their Body and Other Tales Creative Development

Sat 13 - Fri 26 Apr | Artist Development

Lydia Connolly-Hiatt (VIC)

A first development for ‘Their Body and Other Tales’, a durational performance by Talia Rothstein and Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, in collaboration with Emma Riches, Nasim Patel, Rachael Wisby, Megan Payne, Jess Gall and Geoffrey Watson.

Dates

Sat 13 – Fri 26 Apr

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Possession Creative Development

Mon 15 - Fri 26 Apr | Artist Development

Marcus Whale (NSW)

Marcus Whale, with designer Matt Adey, embarks on a second-stage development towards the creation of an opera for one performer titled “Possession”.
Marcus Whale – performer
Matt Adey – designer

Dates

Mon 15 – Fri 26 Apr

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Cool Room

30 April | Event

Discwoman (VIC)

Dance music and politics have always been intertwined. From the roots of disco as a form of music played in queer, black spaces of refuge from an outside world; to the afrofuturist visions of techno birthed in Detroit; dance music has often been protest music, with club spaces creating a temporary zone of relative safety.

Discwoman are at the forefront of contemporary conversations around inclusivity and representation in dance music. Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Christine McCharen-Tran, and Emma Burgess-Olson (UMFANG) have blazed a trail for women and genderqueer artists in the field. Their work unites trans and cis women and queer folks’ voices, across lines of race and class, to form a truly intersectional movement creating material change in the industry.

On Tuesday 30th April at Brunswick Mechanics Institute, across two panel discussions, we are privileged to host an evening of discourse with all three Discwoman founders present and participating, along with Discwoman artist Yulan Grant (SHYBOI).

This event is a strictly limited capacity with no additional tickets for sale once the General Allocation is exhausted. Local panelists to be announced.

We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and their Elders past, present, and emerging.

The Brunswick Mechanics Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue. For any accessibility concerns, please DM the Cool Room page.

Dates

Tue 30 Apr

Times

6pm

Price

$15.00

An allocation of free tickets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are available – please DM the Cool Room page and we will organise a free.

 

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Not Now, Not Ever

10-11 May | Event

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (VIC)

‘Not Now, Not Ever’ is a techno-arachnid fantasy – a sing-and-dance-a-long to Julia Gillard’s ‘Misogyny
Speech’ and a meditation on what it means to bring a girl into the twenty-first century. In a world that is
warming, sinking, outlawing crop diversity and running short of fresh water, it asks: can Spider-Woman
fight evil, weave her way to justice, feed her children, finish the ironing and still be prime minister?
Written and Performed by Lara Stevens
Directed and Designed by Meredith Rogers
Dramaturgy and Design by Kaylene Tan
Sound Design by Hugh Crosthwaite and Lara Stevens
Featuring Zari Stella Stevens, Raffaello Reuben Stevens and Eddie Paterson
Computational design by J. Rosenbaum
Lighting Design and Sound Op by Julian Adams

Dates

Fri 10 – Sat 11 May

Times

6:30pm Fri & Sat
3:00pm Sat

Price

$35

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