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In 2021, Metro Arts presented the following performances as part of our Artistic Program. 

COLLISION

14 – 18 JUL | PERFORMANCE
This cross-pollination of contemporary circus and street dance, teams together two Brisbane powerhouses, Casus Circus and Mad Dance House.

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LESBIAN LOVE STORIES

23 JUL | CABARET
Lesbian Love Stories is a concert-style cabaret performed by three local lesbians and one rockin’ pianist, featuring anonymous true tales of love from across the globe.

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THE PEOPLE’S DANCE PARTY

30 JUL | DANCE PARTY
Celebrating diverse bodies, identities and movement. Featuring pop-up performances – come watch, listen, learn and if you’re feeling it get up and dance!

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RESTRUNG FESTIVAL 2021

14 – 16 OCT | MUSIC + ART
The much-loved Restrung Festival returns in 2021, bringing audiences a banquet of boundary-pushing, strings-driven music and art.

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KILLING MUSIC BY TOPOLOGY

14 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
In this moment of pure catharsis, Topology offers a collective release to wipe the slate clean and prompt a renewed energy and sense of optimism.

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HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY

14 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
This sonic landscape that draws on Bidjara Elder Auntie Delmae’s childhood in and around Emerald, mixed with evocative, shimmering musical improvisations.

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VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

14 – 16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
In addition to genre-bending performances, immerse yourself in visual installations created by Pat Hoffie, Leah Barclay and more.

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DOTS+LOOPS

15 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Join Dots+Loops Directors Kieran Welch, Connor D’Netto and Flora Wong as they share some of their favourite contemporary works for strings and electronics.

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DREAMING IN THE SAND

15 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Renowned Brisbane ensemble Bentley String Quintet teams up with GANGgajang’s Robbie James to premiere his new work, Dreaming In The Sand.

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FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Metro Arts’ outdoor Factory Lane will come alive with free pop-up performances by Zac Sacrewski, Shenzo, Sallianna Seven, Tipping Point.

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PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

23 OCT | DANCE
We’re celebrating Pink Matter’s 4th birthday with a kick-ass party! Dress fresh and get ready for a wild night of performances, cyphers and battles.

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MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards. Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only.

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ÙMBRIEL

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse once described as “Like Enya on Steroids.”

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HUNKY DORY

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Alison St Ledger performs a time capsule of Bowie at his most inspired.

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1971 – THE MUSIC

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

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BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

9 – 18 DEC | PERFORMANCE
This festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

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PINK INC

20 DEC | DANCE
Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

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RISING

3 – 13 FEB | THEATRE
From five fabulous emerging female playwrights, this ambitious new work responds to the looming ecological crisis. Out of the chaos, five stories of integrity, idealism, justice, compassion and hope emerge.

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ELEKTRA/ORESTES

3 – 13 MAR / THEATRE
Ancient Greek tragedy collides with a very modern royal family in this showdown for the ages.

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CONVICTION

17 – 27 MAR / THEATRE
This caustically funny interrogation of the creative process is both deeply personal and resonantly universal.

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ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

18 – 29 MAY | THEATRE
Ten actors on stage across three eras; this is a big story told intimately. A story of family, mental health, love, strong women, supportive men and so much more in between.

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FERTILE GROUND

25 – 29 MAY | DANCE
With vivid choreography, Fertile Ground manipulates space, sound and a brutalist pile of concrete bricks in this ground-breaking participatory performance.

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