A mixed bill performance-work featuring seemingly unconnected works of dance, spoken word and performance art that delves into the many ways that the artists see themselves in relation to their personal and imagined histories. We promise to confront, alienate, engage and entertain, so come along and start your Saturday night with us. Signed, sealed, delivered, we’re yours!
Gavin Rogers is an artist, performer and socially engaged researcher living and working in Nottingham, UK. His practice spans across a range of media from performance to sculpture. Gavin has particular interest in the area of identity; juxtaposing, stereotyping and discovering personal and social identities though visual, textual and verbal languages.
Brodie Rowlands is a second year Performing Arts student at Monash University. She recently performed in Fathers and Feathers at the Alexander Theatre, George Jenkins Theatre and VCA. She has previously workshopped with acclaimed artist Tim Miller on the shows Queering the body and Body Maps. She also recently performed in Love and Information (Monash) and is currently directing a rehearsed reading of Reza Abdoh’s ‘The Law of Remains’, in Platform Youth Theatre’s Generator program and The Malthouse’s Provocateur program.
Shamita Sivabalan is an actor, musician and dancer. She has been involved in several music videos and independent film projects. From an early age, she began RAD ballet, followed by frequent jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary classes. She has performed locally as well as in South East Asia; dancing for both large and small scale events, including international embassy events, car launches, State Library of Victoria events as well as events held by the Brunei monarch, HRH Sultan Bolkiah. She is a second year Performing Arts student at Monash University.
Nithya Nagarajan is a PhD candidate at Monash University. Her research focuses on the negotiation of racialized and gendered identities in Indian contemporary performance praxis. She has extensive experience as a Bharatanatyam dancer, and has been trained in the form from the age of four. Nithya has performed in festivals across India and the Middle-East as a soloist, and has starred in ensemble productions by ‘Abinaya Natyala’.
Joseph Chapman is an English born performer. Having toured around America with the C.P.C.A, Joseph went and studied for 3 years at the University of Ballarat and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. His roles included ‘Shustov’ from ‘An Actor Prepares’, ‘The Vicar’ from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Peer Gynt’ from ‘Peer Gynt’ and many others. Joseph is also presently the Writer and Director for the Sunbury Choral Association and is a professional singer.
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