Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive
Tue 19 – Sun 24 Mar
6pm and 8pm
$35 / $30 / $25
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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins St,
Nudity, adult concepts and coarse language. Ages 18+
Auslan Interpreted Wed 20 Mar, 8pm
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