Imagine the pressure of sound transforming a body into vibrations. Imagine materials so dynamic they appear as flesh. Towards Transparency destabilizes our grip on reality, merging bodies, material and sound in ways that affect, confuse and move. From creator Chloe Chignell, Towards Transparency is a choreography of matter, questioning what a body can be. It asks the audience to experience the multiplicity and dynamism of the body, offering new sites of empathy, as the body remains in flux, a dynamic morphism.
26 September – 3 October 2015
Tues–Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6.30pm (no show Monday)
The Warehouse at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival
Giveaway: Follow Arts House and Towards Transparency on Twitter and retweet this tweet to be in the running for a double pass to Towards Transparency, premiering at Melbourne Fringe.
A private talk in a private Brunswick home, from Mish Grigor of hilarious/serious performance collective, post (Oedipus Schmoedipus, Who’s the Best?). Mish Grigor’s 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.
Wed 9 – Sat 12 September, 7.30pm
Address provided upon purchase of tickets.
The Talk is part of Field Theory’s Site is Set season.
Giveaway: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘THE TALK’ in the subject line, and include your name, address and mobile number, for a chance to win a double pass to the Friday 11 September performance.
Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, A Walk in the Woods is a hilarious and touching comedy following celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson (played by Redford) and his old friend Katz (Nolte) as they hike the Appalachian Trail – over 2,100 miles through some of the most spectacular and rugged wilderness in America. As the two men set off into the wilderness, they encounter an assortment of eccentric characters, wild animals and perilous weather, in an epic journey that will test the limits of their friendship.
In cinemas September 3
Watch the trailer now
Giveaway: We have five double passes to give away – to enter, email email@example.com with your name, phone number and mailing address, and include ‘A WALK IN THE WOODS’ in the subject line.
It’s the evolution to La Revolución. Finucane & Smith’s Glory Box returns to commence its second decade, with a Franken-spectacular of erotically charged, monstrous and electrifying acts that shoves a fork into the toaster of cabaret, circus, burlesque and performance art. A beloved Melbourne institution since 2004 with acclaimed incarnations on every continent of the planet (except perhaps Antarctica) – Glory Box bursts forth anew.
With her eyes on Paradise, Moira Finucane has conjured a massive black bird to take you to heaven and hell. Demon dancers Holly Durant and Lily Paskas are bringing twinfreak-Bollywood-gyrations, sideshow siren Azaria Universe is swinging naked on a silver thread, singer Clare St Clare is slinking South of the Border, and special guests include beautiful Countertenor Diva Mama Alto, and circus’s most surreal aerial strongwoman, Rockie Stone.
Rock ’n’ roll, nudity and wild abandon!
20 August – 13 September, 2015
Thurs – Sat 7pm, Fri and Sat 9:30pm, Sun 5:30pm
Melba Spiegeltent: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood
Giveaway: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with GLORY BOX in the subject line, to go in the draw to win an opening night double pass – 7pm, Thursday 20 August.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man is a wry, playful comedy about a brilliant philosophy professor in crisis. In the depths of an emotional low, Abe (Phoenix) takes a job at a picturesque Rhode Island College. Despite attracting the attention of a fellow professor (Posey) and a bright student (Stone), nothing can lift Abe’s spirits, until pure chance intervenes and a misguided moral endeavour gives his life new purpose.
In cinemas 20 August.
Giveaway: Email email@example.com with IRRATIONAL MAN in the subject line, to go into the draw to win one of five double passes.
Inspired by a 12-year struggle to adopt a Nepalese child, Fire Underground, by internationally renowned New York choreographer Donna Uchizono, explores the emotional space that opens up while waiting, interminably, for an uncertain outcome. Fire Underground is about creating space for an audience to feel the impact of the absence that arises when longing endures, making it an unsettling work which may leave its mark.
14–15 August, 8pm
Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse (wheelchair accessible)
Giveaway: To be in the running for a double pass to Fire Underground on 14 August at 8pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org with FIRE UNDERGROUND in the subject line.
This weekend’s Supersense – Festival of the Ecstatic will close with a world premiere by John Cale, one of the icons of 20th-century rock music. Commissioned for Supersense, Signal to Noise sees Cale collaborate with Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Michigan electronic innovator, Laurel Halo.
Sun 9 August, 6.30pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Giveaway: To win a double pass to Signal to Noise, email email@example.com with ‘Supersense/Arts House’ in the subject line. Competition closes 5pm, Wed 5 August.