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Joel Bray

Presented in Season 1 2019

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

Tue 19 –  Sun 24 Mar
6pm and 8pm

75 mins
$35 / $30 / $25
Ticket packages are now off sale

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins St,
Meet in the hotel foyer – look for staff in Arts House t-shirts

Nudity, adult concepts and coarse language. Ages 18+


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Wheelchair Accessible
Auslan Interpreted Wed 20 Mar8pm

Joel Bray is black. Well, he’s white, but black. Y’know? He’s trapped in a hotel room somewhere in Melbourne and you, the audience, are trapped with him. Pull on a bathrobe and share a uniquely immersive and intimate encounter with Bray in the hilarious and revelatory Biladurang.

In this nowhere place Bray takes a pause, looks over his shoulder and takes a good look at his life, asking: ‘Is this where I am supposed to be? Is this who I am supposed to be? What is all this? The drugs? The sex? The cigarettes?’

Biladurang is loosely based on the traditional story of the platypus. It’s a story Bray grew up hearing, identifying with this mutant offspring who doesn’t seem to belong and finds himself roaming in search of a home. This award-winning confessional solo is physical, tender, funny and dark. It’s the perfect dance-theatre one-night stand.

‘Provocatively candid and engaging.’ Dance Australia

‘A uniquely immersive and intimate encounter.’ XS Entertainment

Creator and performer: Joel Bray
Dramaturge: Daniel Santangeli
Music: Kate Carr
Producer: Josh Wright

Supported by – Biladurang has been supported by Melbourne Fringe with ILBIJERRI and the Wilin Centre; Chunky Move; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Pippa Samaya