GIRLKING / The Venusian Slip
A double bill
GIRLKING aims to raise a question about discipline and function in dance and expands on this question in abstracted ways. Set in an ultimate queer space this work jumps in and out of conscious and manic deviations on ballets ultimate structure, that of the Ballet barre.
GIRLKING was first presented with Lewis Major as apart of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
The Venusian Slip guides the audience to meander through a series of surreal subconscious worlds where limiting structures begin to slip away. The points of view of four differently queer men offer ways of traversing masculine constructs. In this way, the performance works to expose states of flux within present day masculinities and invert dominant perspectives.
Together, this unique cast of performers examine their individual experiences: “We generated a visually sublime world through our collective consciousness in which negotiation, empathy, teamwork and sensuality culminate in the alternate future of a Sci-fi experience,” says Harrison Hall. The performance delivers a multi-dimensional experience that invites the audience to embrace a sense of the soft masculine.
"Samuel Harnett Welk’s G I R L K I N G (pt. 1), performed in silence in red wash lighting, offers a dancer of extraordinary charismatic stage presence and an intensely expressive, controlled physical aesthetic of immense power and gracious athleticism. Welk’s series of phrases, expressing a long number of subjects, is richly suggestive; not prescriptive. His choreography is so utterly mesmerising in its taut, unhurried shift from moment to moment, it matters not the ‘meaning’ or ‘subject’. Here is play on an audience’s subconscious at its most effective."
"The chilling futurism of A Clockwork Orange and the secretive bunker mentality of illegal doof parties”... “more akin to what we might call conceptual spectacle; as if it were ideas dancing and not humans"
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Dates & Times
|When||5-8 Feb | Wed-Sat 7:30pm|
199 Napier St, South MelbourneGet directions
Tram1 to stop 24 | 12 to stop 129
InfoPremiere, New Work
Venue is PARTIALLY wheelchair accessible - please contact the venue on 03 9645 9937 for details
WarningsNudity, Strobe lights, Smoke/Haze, Latecomer lockout, Adult themes | Some sections of performance are upstairs