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30 July – 1 August 2021

Joel Bray is going to teach us all HOW TO LOVE CONTEMPORARY DANCE. And better still, he'll do it over  a free drink and with a house band (Jess Green/Pheno). So you never have to say, 'I liked it, but… I didn’t know what the f#!k it was about'.

This is Joel. Joel is a very serious, very important performance artist. Joel makes very important “works” about issues that you should definitely care about. Please, please come and see Joel’s very important show. No-one needs that. I liked it, but… I didn’t know what the f#!k it was about goes where few “experimental contemporary immersive performance” works dare to tread…out of the theatre and into the bar to see what passes the “pub test”. Your ticket comes with a free drink and some yarns about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff Joel's ever had to see on and off of a stage. Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how stuff even gets made, and why we should care. Who the f#!k is Joel Bray? An artist living on Kulin country (Melbourne), Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri man who trained at NAISDA and WAAPA before pursuing a career in Europe and Israel with Jean-Claude Gallotta, Company CeDeCe , Kolben Dance, Machol Shalem Dance House, Yoram Karmi’s FRESCO Dance Company, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor and Roy Assaf. He returned to Australia to work with CHUNKY MOVE. Joel’s choreographic practice includes making dance, dance-theatre and works for young audiences. Joel’s practice springs from his Wiradjuri cultural heritage. His works are intimate encounters in unorthodox spaces, in which audience-members are invited in as co-storytellers to explore the experiences of fair-skinned Aboriginal people, and the experiences of contemporary gay men in an increasingly digital and isolated world. His body becomes the intersection site of those songlines- Indigenous heritage, skin-colour and queer sexuality. Who the f#!k are Jess Green & Pheno? Jess (AKA Pheno) is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and composer who has entranced audiences both nationally and internationally. Comfortable across Jazz, Rock, New Music and experimental genres, she has performed and recorded for theatre, dance and television as well as visual art collaborations. Live, she has worked with artists such as Katie Noonan, The Catholics, Nick Wales, Alyx Dennison, Clare Bowditch, Renee Geyer and Georgia Mooney. Jess has released four studio albums, under various stage names, and teaches at ANU as well as tours for Music Viva in Schools.

Show details:

Synopsis

30 July – 1 August 2021

Joel Bray is going to teach us all HOW TO LOVE CONTEMPORARY DANCE. And better still, he’ll do it over  a free drink and with a house band (Jess Green/Pheno).
So you never have to say, ‘I liked it, but… I didn’t know what the f#!k it was about’.

This is Joel. Joel is a very serious, very important performance artist. Joel makes very important “works” about issues that you should definitely care about. Please, please come and see Joel’s very important show.

No-one needs that. I liked it, but… I didn’t know what the f#!k it was about goes where few “experimental contemporary immersive performance” works dare to tread…out of the theatre and into the bar to see what passes the “pub test”.

Your ticket comes with a free drink and some yarns about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff Joel’s ever had to see on and off of a stage.
Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how stuff even gets made, and why we should care.


Who the f#!k is Joel Bray?
An artist living on Kulin country (Melbourne), Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri man who trained at NAISDA and WAAPA before pursuing a career in Europe and Israel with Jean-Claude Gallotta, Company CeDeCe , Kolben Dance, Machol Shalem Dance House, Yoram Karmi’s FRESCO Dance Company, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor and Roy Assaf. He returned to Australia to work with CHUNKY MOVE. Joel’s choreographic practice includes making dance, dance-theatre and works for young audiences.

Joel’s practice springs from his Wiradjuri cultural heritage. His works are intimate encounters in unorthodox spaces, in which audience-members are invited in as co-storytellers to explore the experiences of fair-skinned Aboriginal people, and the experiences of contemporary gay men in an increasingly digital and isolated world. His body becomes the intersection site of those songlines- Indigenous heritage, skin-colour and queer sexuality.

Who the f#!k are Jess Green & Pheno?
Jess (AKA Pheno) is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and composer who has entranced audiences both nationally and internationally. Comfortable across Jazz, Rock, New Music and experimental genres, she has performed and recorded for theatre, dance and television as well as visual art collaborations. Live, she has worked with artists such as Katie Noonan, The Catholics, Nick Wales, Alyx Dennison, Clare Bowditch, Renee Geyer and Georgia Mooney. Jess has released four studio albums, under various stage names, and teaches at ANU as well as tours for Music Viva in Schools.

Dates

Friday 30 July, 6pm & 8.30pm

Saturday 31 July, 6pm & 8.30pm

Sunday 1 August, 2pm & 6pm

Additional Information

Seating
At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

Please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Joel Bray Dance and Canberra Theatre Centre

CATEGORY:
Special Event/ Dance

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval.

WARNING:
This performance may contain strong language, simulated smoking, smoke/haze effects, and nudity.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children under 15.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
ACCESS INFORMATION

This work is supported by the following organisations:

 

 

 


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