Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2018

Event Details

ANNOUNCING…

 

Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2018

Darebin Arts is thrilled to announce our 2018 Speakeasy contemporary performance program, packed with incredible artistic experiences reflecting our diverse cultures. Our biggest program yet, in 2018 we feature 11 world premieres and 3 Melbourne premieres – critical work that investigates and celebrates our society and the world that we want to live in. Join us as we embark on our most ambitious year of this multi-award winning program, delivering world class work to the City of Darebin.

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Before Nightfall #6:

 

Avenaim, Ughetti & Schack-Arnott

 

Speak Percussion

 

WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH, 7PM
For the sixth installment of Speak’s Before Nightfall series Speak Percussion are working with legendary experimental drummer, Robbie Avenaim. Before Nightfall is a series of artistic encounters between Speak and guest artists, with each encounter occurring across the course of a single day. FREE entry. Limited capacity. Bookings essential through speak@speakpercussion.com

 

ICKYPEDIA

 

The Listies

 

Written and Performed by
Richard Higgins and Matthew Kelly
TUESDAY 3 APRIL 10AM & 1PM
Anarchic, spontaneous and astoundingly funny, Ickypedia delights audiences of all ages.
Australia’s favourite kidult comedians, The Listies, bring their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the stage! Ickypedia is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s unimportant questions: How do you take a smellfie? What are udderpants?* What is Zomba? 4yrs +

 

REPLICA

 

Stephanie Lake Company

 

in association with CultureLink Singapore
25 APRIL – SATURDAY 5 MAY
A dynamic new dance work by Stephanie Lake Company brings together a team of leading Australian artists: Robin Fox (music), Bosco Shaw (lighting) & Paula Levis (costume); and an international cast: Christina Chan (Singapore) & Aymeric Bichon (France). REPLICA is about symbiosis. Two figures enter a heart-pounding, visceral world of split-second timing and melting fluidity.

 

BABY CAKE

 

Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez & Kerensa Diball

 

Presented as part of Next Wave
WED 9 – SUN 13 MAY
Two performers, one baby. One life, one choice. Your hosts, Kerensa and Yuhui, are women of childbearing age. One is a mother. The other is not. Both are acutely aware this single decision has the power to alter the course of one’s entire life. Baby Cake slips between the autobiographical and absurd, the banal and surreal, the conversational and theatrical.

 

CRUNCH TIME

 

Counterpilot

 

Presented as part of Next Wave, Directed by Nathan Sibthorpe
THURS 3 – SATURDAY 12 MAY
Tough decisions must be made, but at the end of the day we’ve all got to eat. Crunch Time is a performative dinner party designed to model the processes of democracy. Seated around a projector-mapped dining table, participant diners vote for every ingredient used in an elaborate meal. A Next Wave x Metro Arts co-commission in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy.

 

SEER

 

House of Vnholy

 

Presented as part of Next Wave
FRI 4 –  TUESDAY 8 MAY
Death becomes you or it doesn’t…
What would you do if you had a choice between living or losing yourself to the darkness? Part two of a trilogy by experimental theatre artist  House of Vnholy, this poetic interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story Shadow – a parable navigates through time and space, and the dark depths of the theatre.

 

JUPITER ORBITING

 

Joshua Pether

 

Presented as part of Next Wave
THURS 10 – SUNDAY 13 MAY
Independent creator / performer of Kalkadoon heritage, Joshua Pether, takes us on a sci-fi adventure that opens up a new world filled with surreal and fantastical realities – questioning perceptions of what is real and what is not. A Next Wave x PICA co-commission in assoc. with Darebin Arts Speakeasy.

 

mi:wi

 

Taree Sansbury

 

Presented as part of Next Wave
WEDS 16 – SUNDAY 20 MAY
mi:wi is a new dance theatre work that will show a world where past and future are intertwined using contemporary indigenous dance technique and the cultural practice of weaving from the Ngarrindjeri people of South Australia. With one eye on the future and the other on the past, Sansbury weaves strands of timeless indigenous wisdom through the fragmented madness of our times.

 

THE TALK

 

Mish Grigor

 

WED 4 – SATURDAY 14 JULY
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.  A participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.

 

RAINBOW VOMIT

 

Dancenorth

 

FRI 13 – SATURDAY 14 JULY
Wear your very own pair of kaleidoscopic firework glasses to experience this magical, interactive dance production. Dancenorth invites you to enter into a space of tangled imagination, where light and sound collide and much more than colour erupts from the darkness. Don’t miss the visually stunning, Rainbow Vomit, a place where anything is possible.  6yrs +

 

CONTEST

 

Emilie Collyer & Prue Clark

 

WED 25 JULY – SAT 4 AUGUST
Come to play, come to win or don’t come at all.
A suburban netball team. A new player. Cass says she wants to fit in but if she won’t play by their rules why does she bother coming at all? Nothing will be left on the court once these women are done with their reckoning. A sweaty play about the petty and the profound, Contest asks how we might be with each other if we don’t have to win.

 

OIL BABIES

 

Lab Kelpie

 

WED 8 – SATURDAY 18 AUGUST
As the extinction of the human race looms, three women cycle for our lives. An exciting contemporary work blending narrative, durational exertion, science and technology, Oil Babies explores the complexities of our relationship to climate change and the female body. Written and directed by Petra Kalive and featuring an all-female cast, it repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing – perhaps forever.

 

PRIZE FIGHTER

 

a La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival Production by Future D. Fidelb
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Festival

 

TUES 8 – SAT 20 OCTOBER
Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career. Gearing up for the national title, he discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier.

 

MORAL PANIC

 

Rachel Perks and Bridget Balodis

 

WED 14 – SAT 24 NOVEMBER
Two’s company, three’s a coven. Calling on the almighty spectre of the Witch, MORAL PANIC unleashes all that is terrifying and unknowable about queerness and womanhood. This savage new work is an unsettling hallucination, an occult thriller and a very dark comedy from the award-winning team behind GROUND CONTROL and ANGRY SEXX.

 

 

 


Date

3 April - 24 November, 2018

Location

Northcote Town Hall & Darebin Arts Centre

Additional Info

THE LISTIES: Tues 3 April 10am & 1pm
REPLICA: 25 April – Saturday 5 May
BABYCAKE: Wed 9 – Sunday 13 May
CRUNCH TIME: Thurs 3 – Saturday 12 May
SEER: Fri 4 – Tuesday 8 May
JUPITER ORBITING: Thurs 10 – Sunday 13 May
mi:wi: Weds 16 – Sunday 20 May
THE TALK: Wed 4 – Saturday 14 July
RAINBOW VOMIT: Fri 13 – Saturday 14 July
CONTEST: Wed 25 July – Saturday 4 August
OIL BABIES: Wed 8 – Saturday 18 August
PRIZE FIGHTER: Tues 8 – Saturday 20 October
MORAL PANIC: Wed 14 – Saturday 24 November

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