Image by Variation Three

Created as a response to the ongoing political debate on LGBTQIA+ lives, ‘Bent’ is a stirring exploration of what it means to be queer in today’s world.

In this contemporary work, Variation Three’s ensemble of six queer artists take us on their journey, and explore how their joy, their pain, and their love, have all been influenced by the voices around them. Through their interlocking of moving bodies, the stories of queer Australians are shared with audiences, pushing for reflection, and a change in perception.

Created by Reuben James, ‘Bent’ is a unique fusion of circus, dance, and visual art, and questions the divide between artistic fields. It explores what happens when the barriers are removed, and the arts combine on a bare stage. With great strength and vulnerability, the cast of ‘Bent’ dance, tumble, and paint in an ongoing exploration of queer life.

At the heart of the performance, they leave no room to question queer lives, focusing instead on what is possible when accepted and cherished, just as all lives should be.


All performances are presented in TW Glasshouse - invite the people you would trust in your house to ours and book your own private perspex booth! Bookings for a small TW Glasshouse booth are inclusive of up to 3 guests total. Bookings for a large booth are inclusive of up to 6 guests total. Both options are an all-inclusive price.

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Supported by Creative Victoria, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Tropocirca, Gravity Dolls, and Variation Three 


Event & ticketing details

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Dates & Times

WHEN 19-22 Apr | Mon-Thu 7:30pm


SMALL: FULL $135.00 - Small booth (2-3 patrons) FULL
LARGE: FULL $270.00 - Large booth (4-6 patrons) FULL
SMALL: CONC $90.00 - Small booth (2-3 patrons) CONC
LARGE: CONC $180.00 - Large booth (4-6 patrons) CONC


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14 Acland Street, St Kilda

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3a, 16, 96 to stop 136 | tram 12 to stop 143

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