Klub Korporate

20 Jan | Event

Karen from Finance & Brunswick Mechanics Institute (VIC)

Think 9-5 meets Mad Max. Think Working Girl meets Tank Girl.

At this stage in the game, Karen From Finance has been struggling with the mid financial year BAS statements and they’re starting to tip her over the edge. Her computer’s frozen, her pen has leaked ink into her breast pocket, and the overtime hours are ticking on. This corporate queen needs to let her hair down, and this time after-work drinks just won’t cut it.

This Midsumma Festival, join Karen From Finance and a giant hoard of her best and closest business colleagues as they take over the entire Brunswick Mechanics Institute with a post-apocalyptic office-based occupational dance party. Flip the filing cabinet on it’s head – swipe the documents right off your desk – this is what your HR rep’s worst night mares are made of. Think 9-5 meets Mad Max. Think Working Girl meets Tank Girl.

With Korporate installations, one on one performances, flash mobs, multiple rooms and multiple dooms, Klub Korporate is the CEO of disorderly behaviour – and anything goes. Make sure you don’t miss the memo – unbutton that blazer, snap your pencils, take the batteries out of your calculator and dive into this work break-up with all the furore you have to stick it to the man!

Dates

Sat 20 Jan

Times

8.30pm – 1.30am

Price

Pre Sale: $19
Door Sales: $23

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Bent Bollywood

25 - 27 Jan, 31 Jan - 3 Feb | Event

Raina Peterson (VIC)

A moving invocation of diaspora, gender, transgression and filth. 

Bent Bollywood is a queer dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance, the camp theatrics of Bollywood and everything that is weird and wonderful about queer performance art. Witness the treacherous imagination of the diaspora, the postcolonial rage of the subaltern,  and the exuberant lust of the queers who would have written a much better Kama Sutra if only they’d been asked.

The magnificent classical Indian dancer and queer performance artist Raina Peterson will be joined by their pet twink, an otherwise irrelevant pretty boy who’s primary function in life is as an object d’art. Get bent with these Bollywood babes in their moving invocation of diaspora, gender, transgression and filth.

Content Warning: Nudity, sexual content, power play

Dates

25 – 27 Jan, 31 Jan – 3 Feb

Times

7.30pm

Price

$30 full
$22 concession
$20 group 6+

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#midsumma2018

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#BentBollywood
#midsumma2018

Au Cause Célèbre

25 - 27 Jan, 31 Jan - 3 Feb | Event

Ms CeCe Rockefeller (VIC)

Fresh from a premiere season at Melbourne Fringe, emergent cabaret queen Ms CeCe Rockefeller brings her sophomore work of oversaturated, tragically romantic melodrama to Midsumma with a high-gloss finish.

Recounting a first love that unfolds in the wake of her sister’s disappearance, Au Cause Célèbre discovers a young Cecilia with stars in her eyes, carried off on a whirlwind romance destined for disgrace, heartbreak and devastation.

An episode lifted from a truly fantastical autobiography, Ms Rockefeller’s original text is woven through an eclectic pop repertoire – including songs from Solange, ANOHNI and Carly Rae Jepsen – with arrangements for keys and cello by award-winning composer Shanon D Whitelock in collaboration with featured instrumentalist Claire Abougelis.

With a voice that has been described as “a glorious fusion of Kate Bush and James Blake,” Ms CeCe Rockefeller captures the profound vulnerability of being in love – and losing it! – furnishing a space for sincerity and sentimentality on the contemporary drag scene.

Embodying the prim elegance and practiced restraint of 1950’s social and sexual repression, CeCe drifts from room to room… a lofty, alcoholic Julie Andrews, rummaging through artefacts of her bygone glory days‘ – Jack Beeby, AussieTheatre

 

Dates

25 – 27 Jan, 31 Jan – 3 Feb

Times

9pm

Price

Full $28
Concession $22
Group 4+ $22

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Neutral Mask Workshop

6, 13, 20 and 27 February | Event

Alex Pinder and Nadine Dimitrievitch (VIC)

The Neutral Mask is an essential tool in an actor’s training. It enables you to develop a sense of ‘stage presence’ and discover your talents as a performer. The Neutral Mask frees the actor of inhibitions and encourages them to enjoy the pleasure of performing.

This workshop will be led by Alex Pinder and Nadine Dimitrievitch. Both are graduates of the prestigious physical theatre school Jacques Lecoq, but trained thirty years apart. Alex and Nadine bring their own unique perspectives to their craft. Together they are continually experimenting and developing mask training to provide a profound workshop experience for their students.

Over four sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to explore a state of openness, and in doing so discover the freedom to be creative, imaginative and receptive. This training is beneficial for actors, dancers, circus artist or anyone interested in entering the performing arts profession.

Dates

6, 13, 20, 27 Feb

Times

6.30pm – 10pm

Price

from $230

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Contemporary Performance Workshop

6, 13, 20 and 27 February | Event

Paula Van Beek (VIC)

Unleash your creative potential with these two exciting performance workshop and short course opportunities in the heart of Melbourne’s most creative suburb.

Contemporary Performance:

Workshop – Intro to Devising
Short course – Methods for Making

Workshop – Contemporary Performance: Intro to Devising
Tuesday 6th February 2018 | 6:30pm – 9pm
$30

Love theatre and want to make your own work? Come learn about devising – the creative process that lets you get your own ideas on stage! This one-off workshop is perfect for sampling what contemporary performance is all about.

Short course – Contemporary Performance: Methods for Making
Tuesday 13, Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 February 2018
6:30pm – 9pm  |  $95 concession / $160 full

Got lots of great creative material but not quite sure how to craft it into an amazing performance? Come explore some methods for making your own creative process come to life. Working solo and in small groups have fun with writing, movement and performance tasks that open up ideas about how to construct unique and innovative outcomes. Over three sessions apply concepts of content and form to help shape your own original performance work. Drawing widely from design-thinking, improvisation and process-focused art methods find a way of making that suits you.

Dates

6, 13, 20 and 27 February

Times

6:30pm – 9pm

Price

from $30

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#contemporaryperformanceworkshop

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