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Director Belinda Locke uses performance to unearth invisible challenges that people face in their lives every day. Drawing from anonymous submissions about real-life experiences, Under My Tongue delves into the politics of connection, the aesthetics of access, and the unseen aspects of people’s identities, histories, and emotional lives.
The performance season (18-23 July) is complemented by a full takeover of Brunswick Mechanics Institute curated by Belinda Locke in celebration of Disability Pride Month.
We invite you to join us throughout Disability Pride Month to watch, listen, explore and contemplate your own relationship to the invisible challenges that surround us and those you experience yourself.
Hosted by MaggZ, David Prakash and Oliver Le and supported by the World + focus group and mentors – The World + Event foregrounds multisensory approach, to explore and unpack the essences of street dance battles and the notion of world-building as the underpinning conceptual frameworks. The World + Event is the culmination of the co-design and lab processes.
Sat Jun 3
7 - 10pm (doors from 6pm, showing starts at 7pm sharp)
Brunswick Mechanics, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
The World + Event is a 3-hour participatory movement showing at Brunswick Mechanics. We welcome you to the universe of World + and invite you to participate, and/or witness this journey unfold.
Welcome onboard to the World + capsule:
→ The World + Event comes from street dance battles but not a battle
→ The World + Event is a game
→ The World + Event chooses your own adventure
→ The World + Event cultivates curiosity and trial-and-error with care
Hosted by MaggZ, David Prakash and Oliver Le and supported by the World + focus group and mentors – The World + Event foregrounds a multisensory approach, to explore and unpack the essences of street dance battles and the notion of world-building as the underpinning conceptual framework. The World + Event is the culmination of the co-design and lab processes.
World + is a series of conversations, development, and in-person events aiming to reimagine and reconceptualise the notion of ‘battles’ within the street dance culture based in Melbourne, curated by Producer in Residence MaggZ. Through the process of co-designing with industry peers, mentors and active community members aged between 18 - 25 from the street dance sector, this program aspires to shine light on the voice of the youth and to investigate the current complexities within the battle culture, as well as to extend the infrastructure and modality of ‘battles’ with the notion of world-building whilst honouring the socio-political context and the history of street dance.
MaggZ is a Naarm-based queer Chinese movement artist, creative director and producer, trained in ballet and now specialised in waacking - a freestyle dance originated in 1970s LA from the Latinix and African American queer community, predominantly involving arm movements.
Traversing amongst street dance battles, performances, installations, creative direction and producing, MaggZ’s practice centres aliveness, stillness, persistence and agency and aspires to honour the authentic self and living experience through transdisciplinary explorations in both physical and digital landscapes.
The Producer in Residence and Creative Leadership programs are generously supported by VicHealth through their Future Healthy initiatives.