Bron Batten, ‘Onstage Dating’.

Our Melbourne Fringe 2016 picks

Melbourne Fringe is about to take over town (Thu 15 Sep-Sun 2 Oct), and we’re very excited about the huge range of projects our alumni artists are presenting or performing in. Here are our hot tips for Melbourne Fringe 2016!

  • Following its sell-out premiere season at Next Wave Festival 2016, Maurial Spearim’s BlaaQ Catt is back.
  • True-crime, historical fiction and immersive performance come together in Blind SpotDaniel Santangeli’s (2012) latest work for two people at a time.
  • Anna Seymour (The Delta Project, 2016) premieres Distraction Society, a contemporary dance duet inspired by Banksy’s graffiti artwork ‘mobile lovers’.
  • Paula van Beek (2010) curates Five Cent Cinema, where you can watch micro films for… well, five cents.
  • Our friends at Field Theory, including Jackson Castiglione (2010) present Kids vs Art, a podcast series where children are let loose on the world of contemporary art and performance.
  • Geoffrey Watson (2016) follows up Camel with Loving You Ad Nauseum, a choreographic devotion to the love/beauty paradigm.
  • Bron Batten (2010) goes on a series of live dates each night in Onstage Dating.
  • Natalie Abbott (2010, 2012) performs in Leah Landau’s The Sequel, inspired by action movie dialogue, cryogenics and lost worlds.
  • Leah Shelton (2010) presents Terror Australis, a live art cabaret that slices open the sinister side of Australia.
  • And over in the Melbourne Fringe Club, Holly Durant (2008) hosts Flesh Fanatics, while James Welsby (2010, 2014) presents Yummy Up Late


But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Explore the full Melbourne Fringe Program now.