Duets with a Shapeshifter by James Welsby (Valerie Hex)

Image by Rachel Main

A drag fusion project

Duets with a Shapeshifter is a drag fusion project by award winning choreographer James Welsby (Valerie Hex). Lush landscapes, breath-taking costumes, intricate choreography, and striking digital effects create a virtual reality where a human body duets with a surreal world in a 10-minute video project. Separated into four sections, the seasonal theme charts life cycles and enduring transformation.

As part of the project Duets with a Shapeshifter will showcase costumes, photographs and screen the video as part of a very special exhibition from 19 April to 5 May.

Join us at the Special Film Premiere on Friday 23 April at 8pm at the Bowery Theatre to view this short film, hear about the process, and witness the costumes up close (theatre seating - no interval).
Registration required for Film Premiere - register HERE.

"Valerie Hex, who also directs and produces, is a charismatic and conscientious host, keeping the sold-out audience in the palm of their hand."
— FEST Mag, 2020

Images by Rachel Main

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Presented by Creative Brimbank's Bowery Theatre. Supported by Brimbank City Council and through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative


Event & ticketing details


English No Barrier
Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

WHEN 10 Apr-5 May | Daily 10am-5pm
PREMIERE Special Film Premiere: Fri 23 Apr 8-9pm


Bowery Theatre

33 Princess St, St Albans

Get directions


Sunbury/Watergardens line to St Albans

Event notes




Strobe lights, Adult Content

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