You’ve seen the stats (400 events, 6000 artists, 19 days), now get the facts! Melbourne Fringe’s 2015 program is bursting with art, parties, more art and even more partying. Here’s our selection of Next Wave artists and alumni involved in this year’s proceedings.
Kick things off with Shian Law (Next Wave Festival 2014) who is co-curating The Side Part, an experimental and eclectic performance party where you’ll find stacks of legendary Next Wavers on the bill including Willoh. S Weiland, Jo Lloyd, Carly Sheppard and Rebecca Jensen.
Kickstarter Geoffrey Watson is performing in Bless The Beasts, a series explorations encompassing dance/light/projections/installation and kinetic sculpture.
Natalie Abbott (Next Wave Festivals 2012, 2014) features in Homme, a performative work that interrogates the physiological and psychological identity of the contemporary Australian male.
The Last Tuesday Society (Next Wave Festival 2010) presents The Dad Show, a unique collaboration between Dads and their artist children, celebrating fathers in all their bad-dancing, socks and sandals wearing, dad joke telling glory.
Rebecca Jensen (Next Wave Festival 2014) choreographs and performs in Pose Band, a new dance work influenced by wax museums, evil twins, forgery and aura exchange.
And Skye Gellmann (Next Wave Festival 2012) presents Bodies over Bitumen, a ‘sculptural circus’ for three acrobats that happens outside on a street.
But that’s just the beginning! Explore the full program here.