Come in, slip into something a little more comfortable. Let all those inhibitions go baby. We’re getting… pre-colonial.
Let proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray and his talented team of collaborators take you on a flirty, filthy and passionate look at the true history of sensuality down under.
Rejecting the conservative straightness of sexual politics in Australia, this provocative performance blends cabaret, comedy, and choreography. It tempts you to explore your own history and relationship to sex, sexuality and personal freedom, while celebrating Country, community, consent and kinship.
Don’t believe what you’ve heard: the sexual revolution started well before the 60s.
The Sat 15 May 2pm performance will be followed by a seated Q&A.
Joel Bray (Wiradjuri), Carly Shepard (Wallangamma/Takalaka)
Direction & Choreography: Joel Bray
Performers: Carly Sheppard, Niharika Senapati, Daniel Newell and Joel Bray
Composition & Sound Designer: Daniel Nixon
Collaborating Director and Dramaturg: Stephen Nicolazzo
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Lighting Associate: Rachel Lee
Designer: Nathan Burmeister
Technical Production & Stage Management: Lucie Sutherland
Executive Producer: Alison Halit
Program Producer: Lucie Sutherland
Thu 13 May, 8pm
Contains full frontal nudity, strong adult themes and coarse language.
Considerable Sexual License is a participatory dance piece. The audience are invited to freely move around the Main Hall whilst the performers move among the audience. There will be limited seating available, for those patrons that require a seat.
There will be no touch during this performance except between performers. We ask the audience to please be aware of the need to keep a safe distance between the performers and audience. Audience capacity has been capped inline with DHHS regulations at 2 people per square metre.
Suitable for ages 18+
Presented by Darebin Speakeasy in association with YIRRAMBOI Festival.
Considerable Sexual License is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, the City of Darebin through Darebin Arts Speakeasy Program, the City of Melbourne through Arthouse and BlakDance, through BlakForm. BlakForm is funded through Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
With residency and partnership support from YIRRAMBOI Festival, PACT and Lucy Guerin Inc.
Joel Bray is supported by Chunky Move and the Tanja Liedtke Foundation through Chunky Move’s 2021/22 Choreographer In Residence program.