DATES: 6 – 8 July @
LOCATION: The SUBSTATION, 1 Market Street, VIC, Australia.
WEB FOR TICKETS: https://thesubstation.iwannaticket.com.au/…/banjos-boots-be…
Children all around Australia learn to bush dance every year. You did, I did, we all did. So what's the deal with a bush dance? What does it mean today? And will we still be Krumping in a hundred years' time? Take your partner by the hand as ST MARTINS throws the rule book away. Kids call the shots in this
riotous night of dance, banter and iced vovos. This is not your average bush dance, this is a contemporary reimagining through the lens of ST MARTINS' young artists.
Banjos, Boots & Beyoncé began its life after St Martins’ artists noticed just how many bush dances pop up in school social calendars – kids are still learning the dances as part of PE. During their investigations, they took a secret daggy delight in doing the do-si-do and hooking arms with strangers, but were left questioning what currency a bush dance actually holds for contemporary Australia. And will we still be Krumping in a hundred years’ time?
Award-winning director Luke Kerridge has teamed with the St Martins Ensemble - kids who participated in St Martins’ workshops in South Yarra, Northcote and St Albans, choreographer Ghenoa Gela, assistant director Dale Thorburn, designer Romanie Harper and DJ MzRizk, to create a work that reinforces the relevancy of social contact while questioning the clichés & nuances of Australian culture.
Dancefloor: A$30/C$25 + B/fee | Wallflower: $5 + B/fee BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Director: Luke Kerridge
Choreographer: Ghenoa Gela
Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw
Assistant Director: #DaleThorburn
Production Management: #FilamentDesignGroup
St Martins is one of Australia’s leading and iconic companies working with children. Producing bold and disruptive theatre made with children and teenagers for adult audiences, their performances and workshops ensure that children are equal owners of the creative process and are recognised as artists in their own right. Over the past two years, St Martins has implemented an ambitious artistic production strategy featuring seven new works which have achieved public and critical acclaim. These works have been presented in collaboration with Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Dark MoFo, Darwin Festival, Dance Massive, Junction Arts Festival, BIFEM, TheatreWorks, and Castlemaine State Festival. They’ve been nominated for six Green Room Awards.
Thanks to our friends at Prue Bassett Publicity Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine is proudly covering at the official media date Thursday 6 July @ 7pm (media: #IrinaIvanova) Please stay tuned for more information we are about to publish...