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MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2022

MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2022

Image Credit: Nadiah NfuZion (featured artist) Janna Imperial (Photographer)
Video Credit: Sharin Yofitasari

Mad Dance Festival is back!

After the success of the 2021 festival, Metro Arts and Mad Dance House are joining forces once again to present the second iteration of the Mad Dance Festival; a celebration of Queensland’s diverse street dance scene.

The festival is an opportunity to showcase the world-class street dance artists right here in Brisbane and across Australia. B-boys, B-girls, poppers and lockers, and hip-hop heavy-weights are taking over Metro Arts for an unmissable 2-week line-up of performances, creative developments, battles, workshops, artist talks and activations.

MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2022

8 – 18 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Metro Arts and Mad Dance House present Mad Dance Festival; a celebration of Queensland’s street dance scene.

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BETWIXT

8 – 11 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Inspirational, energetic and thought provoking, Betwixt by Pink Matter highlights the stories of five top street dancers.

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MAD DANCE FESTIVAL BATTLES

11 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Get ready to show off your epic dance skills as some of the best street dance talents go head-to-head in an afternoon of freeform dance.

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DISTINCT

10 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Walk like a beauty queen, krump like a pro: street dance and storytelling merge in this unique one-woman show.

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THIRTEEN YEARS

11 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Young women bravely share their stories of the journey through the schooling system, revealing unspoken truths.

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DAILY DANCE AT DUSK

13 – 17 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Let loose and groove! For one week only Bring A Plate Inclusive Dance Company will hold daily classes at dusk to help you shake off the day, and lift your mood.

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RHYTHMOLOGY

15 – 17 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
A wildly entertaining night of brown showmanship putting urbanised cultures and their creatives at the forefront.

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THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL

17 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
An exploration of the different personalities within all of us and how we use them to survive, thrive, and have some fun.

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ALEXANDER VOGUE NIGHT

18 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
Meanjin’s trailblazing House of Alexander brings ballroom and voguing to Brisbane, celebrating all bodies and gender identities.

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THE SAD CLOWN

18 JUN | MAD DANCE FESTIVAL
When you wear a different mask for everyone you meet, life is a performance that never ends.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

    


 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DEVILS IVY

DEVILS IVY

DEVIL’S IVY

Curated by Sarah Thomson

Presented by Metro Arts

Devil’s Ivy interrogates plants as material in domestic and urban environments.

Within the social context of the pandemic, which created an increased collective focus on the home and garden as an expression of identity, this exhibition looks at our desire to feel kinship with the natural world.

Artists in the exhibition address how plants are owned, displayed, cultivated, and related to by contemporary culture. They examine our personal relationships with plants and how these pursuits serve aesthetic and symbolic functions beyond their ecological value. This includes the use of plants as artistic material, their objectification and commercialisation, their use as an experiential encounter with ‘nature’, and their cultivation as a form of cultural resilience.

 

Please note: Unfortunately due to water damage from the recent weather event, Gallery One is closed. Gallery Two will be open until May 27, and we encourage you to see some of this great exhibition before it closes.

Please note: Unfortunately due to water damage from the recent weather event, Gallery One is closed.

Gallery Two will be open until May 27, and we encourage you to see some of this great exhibition before it closes. 

DATES

Sat 7 May – Fri 27 May

Opening event: Saturday 7 May, 4-6pm

VENUE

Gallery One, Gallery Two, and Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End

Featured artists: Jordan Azcune, Christopher Bassi, Merinda Davies, Jo Grant, Sophie Penkethman-Young, and Kai Wasikowski.

Image Credit: Installation view, Woolworths Orchid, Sophie Penkethman-Young, 2019. Airspace Projects Sydney. Photo by Zan Wimberley. 

THE ARTISTS

Jordan Azcune is a contemporary artist who explores spiritual representations in patterns of abstraction. Azcune uses beeswax and pigment to create multi-layered and non-rectangular works that draw from specific interests in Sogetsu Ikebana and Christian Imagery. In the studio, Azcune continues to investigate the process of casting beeswax and the transformation of the material in reaction to temperature and liquids. These signature works of his practice have been exhibited across Australia in exhibitions and prizes. He has completed residencies in Miami (USA), Gold Coast (AUS) and has recently been awarded the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship to conduct research across India. Azcune is represented by N.Smith Gallery, Sydney

Christopher Bassi is an artist of Meriam, Yupungathi and British descent. Working with archetypal models of representational painting, his work engages with the medium as sociological and historical text and as a means to address issues surrounding cultural identity, alternative genealogies, and colonial legacies in Australia and the South Pacific. Through critical re-imagining, his paintings become a space for a type of speculative storytelling that considers questions of history and place and the entangling of personal and collective experience. Bassi graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. He has participated in numerous exhibitions across Queensland, Australia, and was recently a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Prize 2021, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. His work is held in a number of institutional collections in Australia including: The Museum of Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Moreton Bay Regional Galleries, and Griffith University Art Museum.

Merinda Davies is an artist using performance, installation, sound and conversation to ask how we might reorient ourselves towards deeper care and intimacy. Her work is inspired by the environment, human and more-than-human social and ecological structures and the possibilities available to us in future imaginings. She grew up in Bundjalung Country, Northern NSW, and is currently living and creating on the land of the Yugambeh language group, in SE QLD. Merinda has most recently exhibited at galleries and festivals; The Walls Artspace, Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, HOTA Underground Festival, Outer Space and Placemakers* GC. She is currently working on
living, growing project ‘Conversations with the Forest’ with the City of Gold Coast and Situate Art in Festivals.

Jo Grant completed a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT in 1993 and holds a Master of Visual Art from Griffith University, Queensland (2004). Her practice as an artist began with photography and her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and institutions across Australia. Her photographic work is represented in collections such as State Library Victoria, Griffith University and Art Bank. She is represented by M.33 in Melbourne and in 2012 published a photographic monograph titled, All Prize Winners Paraded. In the last few years she has transitioned to other mediums, working project to project, juggling an artistic practice and her role at Regional Arts Victoria as the Manager of the South West region. Jo lives on the Victorian coast in the small town of Port Fairy. 

Sophie Penkethman-Young is an artist and digital producer living on unceded Gadigal Land. Sophie is interested in if experiences can be translated digitally, how humanness could be described and uploaded to the cloud? Sophie currently works as a Producer in Digital Programming for the Sydney Opera House. She has Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University, with Honours from the University of Sydney. She recently completed a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney focusing on digital museum culture and internet-based practice. Sophie held the 2019-2020 board position of Digital Manager of Runway Journal. Sophie is a curator and digital producer on Collective: Trace, Ghost and Frenzy where she collaborated with fourteen artists to create time specific digital exhibitions for PAcT, Firstdraft, Art Month and Outerspace ARI. Sophie has had solo exhibitions at Airspace Projects (2019), Sydney, Seventh Gallery (2019), Melbourne and Verge Gallery (2021), Sydney.

Kai Wasikowski is an Australian multi-disciplinary artist. As a child of photographers/environmentalists, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of growing up with a reverence for the natural environment, while living adjacent to ecological degradation and rapid technological development. With Australian settler and Polish heritage, Wasikowski uses image-making to better understand his own positionality in relation to the impacts of colonialism and late-capitalism, and the inseparability of environmental justice from their ongoing effects. Wasikowski’s projects have engaged with western traditions of landscape/nature photography, with a particular interest in the instrumentality of the camera—how it and various optical technologies prescribe ways of seeing whilst simultaneously constructing an unseen. Employing visual devices of trompe-l’oei, various imaging technologies and 3D techniques, Wasikowski is interested in revealing the camera, his hand, and the spectators own presence in the act of viewing.

GALLERY HOURS

Sat 7 May  4pm-7pm
Sunday and Monday  CLOSED
Tue 10 May  8:30am – 5pm
Wed 11 May  8:30am – 5pm
Thu 12 May  8:30am – 5pm
Fri 13 May  8:30am – 5pm
Sat 14 May  9am – 5pm 
Sunday and Monday  CLOSED
Tue 17 May  8:30am – 5pm
Wed 18  8:30am – 9pm  
Thu 19 May  8:30am – 9pm 
Fri 20 May  8:30am – 9pm 
Sat 21 May 9am – 9pm
Sunday and Monday  CLOSED
Tue 24 May  8:30am – 5pm 
Wed 25 May  8:30am – 9pm 
Thu 26 May  8:30am – 9pm  
Fri 27 May  8:30am – 9pm 
 

 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

WHERE WE MEET

WHERE WE MEET

WHERE WE MEET

By Dr Eve Klein and Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche

Presented by Metro Arts 

Razor-sharp beats combine with otherworldly vocal soundscapes in a live performance about the universal longing for connection.

A year ago, Kitch and Eve were strangers; one is a Samoan High Talking Chief, the other a second generation Maltese Australian. Now they are on a journey together, navigating twin stories of diaspora, love, faith, and searching.

Part memoir, part musical-manifesto, Where We Meet blends live looping, opera, electronica, beat boxing, Samoan language, and hip-hop music into a musical experience like no other. With genre-defying performances, cultural practice, and intimate true-stories, Eve Klein and Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche shine a light on the universal power of cultural connection.

What legacy has been left for you?

And what legacy are you leaving?

 

Praise for Eve’s work Vocal Womb:

“…A profoundly intimate and surprising experience.” – Arts Hub

“At the core, there’s an intriguing tension between the cool, clinical nature of what’s effectively a medical procedure, and the passion and artistry of Klein’s singing.” – Timeout Melbourne

 

Praise for Kitch Wesche:

“From the moment that he opened our interview with a traditional blessing until we said goodbye. I got goosebumps… With everything that has happened to our industry this year, it was a pleasant change to talk about the healing power of music.” – Real Music

DATES

Tue 31 May – Sat 4 Jun

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $45 + booking fee
Preview Tue 31 May / $38 + booking fee
Concession
$38 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $38 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

70 min

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains mild coarse language, haze effects, and loud noises. Audiences are further advised that this show contains audio and video footage of people who have passed away.

Image by Ravi Glasser-Vora.

THE ARTISTS

Dr Eve Klein
Eve Klein is a composer, vocalist, and music technologist known for creating ground-breaking immersive music experiences for mass audiences. She draws together classical music, electronica, and interactive performance to push genre boundaries and invite audiences to discuss real-world social issues. Importantly, she creates artwork collaborating with community groups, festivals, researchers, and NGOs to achieve community transformation goals. Recent projects she has created explored gendered and racial violence, climate change, disaster recovery, and refugee rights.

Kitch Wesche
Taitu’uga KITCH Wesche, a Samoan High talking Chief (Village of Sapunaoa Falealili Aiga Manusamoa) is a strong cultural creative songwriter, musician, actor and performer. Over the past seventeen years, KITCH has performed in the music, arts and entertainment industry, across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Canada as a live beatbox, performer or MC. Strong in Samoan language, KITCH weaves cultural stories, neuroscience, mythological story telling utilising a fresh fusion of electronic dance music (EDM) hip hop, beatbox loop machine and traditional instruments.

Aleea Monsour
Aleea is a Lebanese Australian artist and community theatre practitioner from Brisbane, Queensland. She is passionate about the power of theatre and the arts as an agent for change and being able to engage with people from all walks of life. She is personally inspired to engage with the stories of communities, and in particular those whose stories have been marginalised, in theatre and art. Her credits include co-creating and directing The Time is Now (La Boite 2021), co-directing The Neighbourhood (La Boite 2020), collaborating on Culture of Death (Metro Arts 2018), and directing, producing, and editing Remembering Palestine (Brisbane and Bankstown Art Centre 2017).

Milly Walker
Milly is a Meanjin/Brisbane based independent producer, director, and stage manager. As a company co-director, Milly has produced, directed, and written for her independent theatre company Chance Collective since 2017. In 2021, Milly was an associate producer for Metro Arts as part of the Ian Potter Emerging Producer Xchange program, and stage managed a range of independent productions. In 2022, Milly was an assistant stage manager for A Midnight Visit (Brisbane tour) and is now working with Counterpilot as an associate producer.

Dr Eve Klein  Co-Creator and Performer
Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche  Co-Creator and Performer
Aleea Monsour  Director and Dramaturg
Milly Walker  Creative Producer
Nevin Howell  Video Designer
Olivia Watkins Assistant Video Designer
Steven May  Lighting Designer
Kevin O’brien  Set and Costume Designer
Kian Dillion  Stage Manager
Tone Pacer Sound Engineering

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

BETWIXT

BETWIXT

HEADLINING MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2022

BETWIXT

By Pink Matter

Presented by Metro Arts and Mad Dance House

Inspirational, energetic and thought provoking, Betwixt by Pink Matter highlights the stories of five top street dancers.

From intricate choreography to Freestyle, Vogue and Krump, Betwixt brings street dance into a new realm of theatre by collaborating movement with Spoken Word. 

Take a glimpse into the journeys of artists Wanida, Huda, Joshua, Amy and Jazi as they delve into everything from exploring their relationships to identity, upbringing and sense of self. 

 

Stick around after the performance on Friday 10 June for a free artist talk! Chat with the dancers about their experiences and more. Registration is required, click here to save your spot.

DATES

Wed 8 – Sat 11 Jun

Fri 10 Jun  |  Artist Talk  FREE

TIMES

7:30pm | Performance

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $30 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $30 per ticket + booking fee
Preview $30 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 60 minutes. No interval. 

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+. Contains some coarse language. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. 

ARTIST TALK

8:45pm, Fri 10 Jun

Get a behind the scenes look at this year’s headline show!
Join Sammie D in conversation with the cast of Betwixt to discuss how the team developed the work.

IMAGE CREDIT Ellamay Fitzgerald 

THE ARTISTS

WANIDA SERCE
Wanida is a creative director, choreographer and performance artist. In 2017 she founded Pink Matter, a company aimed at creating opportunities, highlighting powerful women in the community and creating conversation around the intersectionality of diversity in Australian media. Some of the projects Wanida has been involved with are: Performing in the ‘Commonwealth Games’ and the ‘Special Olympics’ as well as featuring in campaigns for Vice, Absolut Vodka, Fox Sports & Universal Store. Wanida is a proud woman of colour that is successfully working in multiple fields of street/commercial dance. Often judging events, teaching workshops and producing work, she’s highly active in the dance community with 3 sold out independent productions under her belt. She continues to strive to inspire, mentor and be a pillar of representation.

AMY ZHANG
Amy is a movement artist and choreographer who specialises in street dance. Working across physical and digital spaces, her practice explores the intersections of cultural nuance and storytelling through experimental street-style and contemporary frameworks. Amy has turned the heads of iconic brands like Nike, Cartier and Calvin Klein and recently developed an AI dance app in collaboration with Google. Credits aside, Amy loves dance for its holistic benefits, she has co-written and facilitated programs for at-risk youth, dementia sufferers, refugee girls and the everyday person. Through this work Amy has partnered with organisations like Headspace and Participate Australia.

JOSHUA TALIANI
Joshua Taliani is a 27 year old Aboriginal/Italian man who hails the Bidjara and Kullali people of central west Queensland. As an established choreographer and dancer, he has trained under many different artists in multiple genres in performing arts, from classical to Street Dance. Joshua’s performance experience consists of representing Australia in the World Hip-Hop Championships multiple times as well as various other competitions in the US with dance company, Academy Of Brothers. He has also appeared on Australia’s Got Talent with his dance crew which placed in the top three leading to big stage performance opportunities and music videos with well-known Australian artists. Joshua is now focusing on building upon the queer dance scene specifically within the queer POC in the wider Brisbane community being the Father of the leading Vogue house in Brisbane – ‘House of Alexander. Through the art of the ballroom scene, vogueing and raising awareness of this platform for queer people of colour, Joshua sets to inspire and mentor people of his community to feel worthy in themselves as well as create spaces and art work as well as functions/events to merge a stronger growth within our queer POC community from first nations to all round.

HUDA FADLELMAWLWA
Huda Fadlelmawla (also known as Huda The Goddess) is nationally recognised poet who won the QLD state poetry champ title in both 2020 & 2021. She is also the current Australian poetry slam champ. Huda is also the owner of ‘The Vault Qld’ which is an association aimed at providing cultural competency workshops for schools and business to help provide a cultural safe space for African Australians. Huda is educator, an artist and writer. She is also part of the dance community. A member of the bang universe a krump family and also a part of the freestyle scene. She is currently working on her first book and putting together productions to showcase poetry and its application with other art forms. As proud black woman her goal is to educate people on how her racial identity impacts her art and daily interactions.

JAZI OTHMAN
Jazi is a self-taught dancer who found his passion for the arts later in his life around the age of 20 years old. He is a household name in the QLD freestyle scene and is an integral member of the infamous Golden Coastline and also BANG fam. Starting with freestyle/hip hop and krump, eventually exploring other areas in dance, he has taken out numerous competitions in the past few years. Jazi has also been teaching dance consistently around QLD and has performed in numerous video projects and live shows. His most memorable work was headlining Commonwealth Games Festival (SuperSonicShapeShiftersofAWE), also performing multiple times at Splendour in the Grass with the same company, OneWay Theatre Company (Elements Collective), and was featured in last years Mad Dance Festival in Golden  Coastline’s Peach Papaya. Teaching weekly, hosting sessions on the Gold Coast, and emceeing a number of battles, Jazi loves to share his knowledge through regular classes and interactions, continuing to help contribute to the growth of the community between Gold Coast and Brisbane.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

    


 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

By Shane Anthony and Ensemble

Presented by Chopt Logic and Metro Arts

A voice for the voiceless – verbatim text blends with physical theatre in this ode to human resilience.

In 2019, the NSW Parliament reopened the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010 to delve into the state’s history of violence and persecution against LGBTQI Australians.

In this landmark production, Shane Anthony and his ensemble draw on the words of the victims’ family members, witnesses, historians, police officers, journalists and researchers, to create a searing and unapologetic look at how cultural prejudice and bias have contributed to violence against gay and transgender people in Australia.

 

Join us after the Matinee performance on Saturday 16th July for a Panel Discussion and Community Event. This panel will include LGBTQI+ community leaders and organisations to discuss themes and topics of the show.

 

 

★★★★  “A powerful production that howls for justice for the victims of LGBTQIA hate crimes.” Time Out
 
★★★★ “Utterly riveting theatre… Heartfelt, cerebral, entertaining, shocking and, one would hope, a shifter of society’s tectonic plates” Stage Noise 

If you are looking to make a school booking, please click the button below to fill out the form. We will get back to you with confirmation details as quickly as possible.

DATES

Wed 13 – Sat 16 Jul

TIMES

7:30pm | Wed 13 – Sat 16 Jul

2pm | Sat 16 matinee performance, with community event to follow

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $45 + booking fee
Concession/Preview $38 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $38 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 70 minutes. No interval. 

AGES + WARNINGS

Contains coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. 

Images by Jasmin Simmons.

THE ARTISTS

Director / Co-Producer 
Shane Anthony is a multi-award nominated and winning director, dramaturg and movement coach, working throughout Australia and internationally. Select directing credits include Ulster American by David Ireland, Our Blood Runs in the Street by Chopt Logic and the ensemble, Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch (nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards), The Whale for Redline Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre, Songs for the Fallen for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane International Arts Festival, Altar Boyz, Calendar Girls and Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boite Theatre, 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill for NIDA, Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages (Australian National Tour), Motortown by Simon Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated for four Matilda Awards). Movement direction includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, Angels in American for The New Theatre, Small Mercies for La Boite Theatre, movement consultant on the feature film, Sleeping Beauty, and as show director for CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA. He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. In 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to study filmmaking in NYC and in 2015 was the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Fellowship to return to NYC with Songs for the Fallen.


Co-Producer 

Alison Bennett is a performer and director with an interest in highly physical and visual performance making. As well as working as a freelance performer, she is the Artistic Director of Hurrah Hurrah, a company that creates collaborative theatre with a focus physical approaches to creation. With Hurrah Hurrah she has directed TRADE (Bakehouse Theatre Adelaide/The Old 505 Theatre Sydney) The Seagull (in collaboration with The Rock’s Pop Up Project) and Eugene Ionesco’s Frenzy for Two (9 month residency at Sydney’s Woolahra Council). Hurrah Hurrah’s newest creation, Roomba Nation previewed in Sydney in 2018. As an actor and performer, Alison has most recently been seen in Join the Dots (Sydney Festival/Sydney Opera House & Ota City Museum Japan) Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures), TROUPE (by Dream Time Films, commissioned by the Bestival Music Festival UK w), DIG (France) as well as This is Not Mills and Boon (Glorious Thing Theatre Co), Roadkill Confidential (Lies,Lies & Propaganda), Macondo’s Clothesline (NIDA Independent) & The Magic Hat (Drop Bear Theatre). She is also a performer with the Leftovers Collective and performs regularly at festivals and events.


Director / Co-Producer
Shane Anthony
Co-Producer Alison Bennett – Co-Producer
Set And Costume Designer Veronique Benett
Composer Damien Lane
Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Production / Stage Manager & Lighting Designer Richard Whitehouse
Cast Timothy Walker, Cassie Hamilton, David Helman, Eddie Orton, Ross Walker, Andrew Fraser

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our Blood Runs in the Street was developed with the assistance of Metro Arts and NIDA Open Pilot Program with creative development residencies in 2019. The company acknowledge ACON, City of Sydney, Red Line Productions, Sydney Actors School and Star Casino for their generous support in the development of this production and thanks Pride Foundation Australia for their support of this tour.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information.