“a truly beautiful and thought provoking performance” Councillor Steve Toms
Performance dates: Feb 13th – 18th at flowstate, South Bank Parklands – and it’s FREE!!
The BLOKES Project includes a new dance work (performed on a shipping container, researched with family & community elders in their truck yards, sheds & vehicles) investigating the embodied myths, truths and stereotypes of how to be Australian. And where this inherited cultural narrative serves us and where it hurts us, as individuals and as a community.
In an age of toxic masculinity, how can we turn the critical lens on ourselves to build a new narrative of how to be a BLOKE?
The creative team:
- Co-creators – Joshua Thomson and Matt Cornell
- Sound designer and composer – Tristen Parr
- Projectionist – Claire Robertson
- Performers – Joshua Thomson and Matt Cornell
- Producer – Tammy Ryan
First 3/4 of the show performed at Frankston 2016 – lock-off documentary footage
we also had an online showing in 2016 while in the research room at Critical Path – link
and made a video installation called 4×4 Duet
and bonus video below talking about the project at the BOLD festival 2017:
bayside news – link
peninsular radio – link
ABC radio interview:
Just finished this super valuable residency @the_fac Thanks to all who interrupted rehearsals as they walked by to ask "what the hell are you blokes doing?" and then came along to the showing late at night in the cold! And to @tammyryan and her team for supporting us and the vision! And to narellelewis at @performinglines for lining it up! #blokesproject