What does an Aboriginal Australian person look like? Act like? Sound like?

[MIS]CONCEIVE

NORPA presents Thomas E.S. Kelly’s MIS-CONCEIVE

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 June, 2018

7:30pm

$20-36 + booking fee

Studio, Lismore City Hall

ABOUT THE SHOW

Extracting contemporary gestural motif from Aboriginal archetypes, [MIS]CONCEIVE’s hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate.

Through the assertion of a continuous Aboriginal dance canon, the aesthetic rejects, reveals and re-educates modern (mis)-understandings of Indigeneity, [MIS]CONCEIVE argues that ‘knowledge’ does not equal comprehension. Books are not their covers. One size does not fit all.

Kelly and his ensemble move with assured physicality in this high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories. Voice and body become pathways to traditional dance and song, as repetition and disguise make way for moments of discovery.

[MIS]CONCEIVE brings audiences through the past, to understand the present, and move forward into a better future.

“[MIS]CONCEIVE’s power is in the riveting choreography and dance performance. Fierce and exciting, I’m eager to see what Kelly will do next”. Artshub

“A clear and measured, not furious, claim for identity”. Realtime Arts.

“The art of unlearning” Realtime Arts

TICKETS

Non Subscribers
Adult $36
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $32
Under 25 $25

Subscribers
Adult $30
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $25
Under 25 $20

This is a general admission show. No allocated seating.
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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PATRON ADVICE

Suitable for ages 12+

BAR AND DINER

The Bank Cafe operate a pop-up diner at Lismore City Hall. This will be open from 6pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

Our licensed bar will be open from 1pm for the matinee performance and 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

 

Photos by Zan Wimberley