Metro Arts and Mad Dance House present a Creative Development Showing of


By BKB Dance Crew

Young women bravely share their stories of the journey through the schooling system, revealing unspoken truths that continue to go unnoticed and ignored.

Thirteen Years dissects the unspoken truths haunting school halls and the women who journey through them. A tender expression of the personal as political which acknowledges the importance of hearing everyone with a story, and the power in telling it yourself.

Shedding light on the secrets hidden behind the badge of school honour, Thirteen Years highlights unspoken and taboo issues that arise in the early stages of schooling and how it affects women for the remainder of their lives. Performers lay bare their own feelings and experiences, connecting with the audience through vulnerability to create a sense of belonging.

In creating this all female production, BKB hope to empower others and pave the way for them to share their story with the world.


Sat 11 Jun




The Studios
Metro Arts, West End


General Admission $10.00 plus booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 – $0.80 per ticket purchased


Approximately 75 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.

IMAGE CREDIT Carlton Cruickshank.


Created in 2019 as a showcase piece, BKB has quickly found their feet in moving forward as their own brand to create something more. After completing Rhys Hume’s teacher mentorship program (2020, 2021), they have a regular class at Lucid Moves dance studio every week where they aim to provide something more than just choreography. The individual members of BKB have multiple years of crew and studio experience, which allows them to form productive structures for class and provide a well-rounded session in order to get the most out of their dancers/students. As a competition group, they placed first in Australia and second internationally competing at World Supremacy Battlegrounds. BKB has directed and produced multiple concept videos where they have used a multitude of different dancers and creatives in the Brisbane area. They have also created a showpiece performed at the 2021 Pinc Inc. hosted by Pink Matter as well as taught at other Brisbane based studios. Most importantly, they are passionate about female representation in this industry and are striving to make progress in the way women are perceived and used in the creative arts realm.

Briana Cavallaro  Director, Creator and Dancer

Kara Robinson  Director, Creator and Dancer

Stephanie Gibbons  Dancer

Erana Walls  Dancer

Molly Purcell  Dancer

Luisa Mothobi  Dancer


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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