By Ty Goddard

Presented by Metro Arts and Mad Dance House

A wildly entertaining night of brown showmanship that proudly puts urbanised cultures and their creatives at the forefront.

Swinging into Brisbane with an infectious playlist and a stunning lineup, Rhythmology is an inclusive celebration of urban music and its many facets and expressions.

A celebration of the diversity of ethnic cultures, Rhythmology will explore the evolution and variation of rhythm and blues, a subculture that was birthed in African American communities and has taken root in ethnic cultures the world over.

Get ready for an immersive and dynamic showcase of drag, live music and street dance featuring local drag legends Thicc Shake Crew, dancers from Brisbane’s pioneering vogue house The House of Alexander, Music Production by Dimes, and vocal sensation Garret Lyon. Join us for an unforgettable event that proudly puts urbanised cultures and their creatives at the forefront, reclaiming space.


“… the audience are on their feet most of the night, visibly and audibly moved by the offering of each act… The room is electric with empowerment.” – Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane


Wed 15 – Fri 17 Jun




New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End


General Admission $35.00 plus booking fee
Concession $30.00 plus booking fee
Groups 6+ $30.00 plus booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 – $0.80 per ticket purchased


Approximately 60 minutes. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.


Recommended for ages 15+. Contains some coarse language, strobe lighting, haze, and sexual references.

IMAGE CREDIT Joel Devereux


Tyson Goddard
Tyson is a multifaceted artist, performer and producer and is of proud Fijian descent. He is the leader of Thicc Shake Crew and has directed, curated and performed in their numerous club nights, theatre productions and showcases. Tyson is an alumni of the Young Producers Program supported by Backbone Youth Arts.

Adam Habbouchi  Drag Performer, Dancer

Cheyanne Manila  Vocalist

Dakota Hannington  Dancer, Choreographer

Emmett Goddard  Music Producer, Musician

Garret Lyon  Vocalist, Dancer

Jeanya Rush  Dancer, Choreographer

Jeremy Gariando  Drag Performer, Dancer, Choreographer

Joseph Kirby  Drag Performer, Dancer, Choreographer

Kaiyah Topia  Dancer

London Aokouso  Dancer

Tyson Goddard  Drag Performer, Dancer, Producer / Creative Director

Zaiah Bond  Drag Performer, Dancer

Thicc Shake  Collaborators

House of Alexander  Collaborators



Anita Maaka  Hair & Make Up

Sartaj Stock  Catering, Dresser, Support

Tanika Marsh  Catering, Dresser, Support


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.













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