*** UPDATED NOTE 6 September 2021 - As we adjust to the rapidly changing Victorian
COVID-19 Lockdown scenarios, regrettably Temperance Hall will be cancelling our
upcoming programming at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021.
Stay tuned to our socials and website for future updates.
Co-Curated by Temperance Hall Artistic Director, Phillip Adams and Artistic Associate, Luke George, the Week 1 program features works by Melbourne independent artists Raina Peterson and Pia Lauritz alongside an emerging artist collective in their final year at Victorian College of the Arts, Evocative Feminine Architecture.
This triple bill of new works by independent artists offers ensemble and solo pieces that draw on improvisation, myth making and gender defining provocations.
Winner of two Melbourne Fringe Awards 2020, Raina Peterson’s experimental dance practice is a “queering” of classical Indian dance exploring Hindu conceptions of the body, self, and the cosmos through a trans lens.
Pia Lauritz presents Billy Soy, a dance exploration into Pia's budding Drag King identity, William Von Soy. He is a young, fun, ultra-confident and palatably woke white male who was school captain at his high school, Scoff College (not be confused with Scotch College, thank you). He enjoys talking, playing tennis on his court at home, and skiing in the Netherlands – which he did yearly before COVID. Despite his ignorance to his privilege, Billy is a loveable and charismatic character who cares about the world he lives in. He doesn’t eat animal products or wolf whistle at women in the street.
Evocative Feminine Architecture presents EVOKE, a performance by Gabrielle Fallon, Amelia O'Leary and Molly Mckenzie. EVOKE is an experimental dance work exploring the concept of the feminine; their personal perspectives on love, sexuality and affection. Through individual histories and storytelling, three diverse humans approach the question: what is femininity and how does it relate to us?
“This triple bill captures the work of three independent choreographers, exploring self-identity in the face of masculine adversity. Focus includes: gender, femininity, trans-identity and drag (king)”
– Phillip Adams, Artistic Director Temperance Hall
TEMPERANCE HALL PRESENTS: RAINA PETERSON, PIA LAURITZ AND EVOCATIVE FEMININE ARCHITECTURE
Raina Peterson, Billy Soy and EVOKE (triple bill)
Thu 30 Sep - Sat 2 Oct 7:30pm (CANCELLED)
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne
90 mins, with interval
Auslan interpreted performance on Fri 1 Oct
Ticket holders will be contacted regarding refunds. If you need to follow up on this process please contact the Melbourne Fringe Box Office on 03 9660 9666.
This COVIDSafe event was registered with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). To view the safety checklist for Raina Peterson, Billy Soy and EVOKE please follow the link below:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Raina Peterson draws on their training in mohiniyattam (classical dance of Kerala, India) to create experimental works exploring (trans)gender, sexuality, spirituality and time. With dance partner Govind Pillai, their full-length works include In Plain Sanskrit (2015), Bent Bollywood (2018), Third Nature (2019), Kāla (2019), Drishti (Winner of two Melbourne Fringe Awards, 2020).
Piaera Lauritz is a Naarm/Melbourne based dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Recent performances include Out Of Bounds (facilitated by Temperance Hall and Lucy Guerin Inc.), ‘Bodylex’ by Rhys Ryan, and ‘A Midnight Visit’ by Broad Encounters. Her dance films have screened at festivals in eight countries, with a 2019 work winning Best Film at Multiplié Dance Film Festival in Norway.
EVOCATIVE FEMININE ARCHITECTURE
Evocative Feminine Architecture is an independent dance collective created by Melbourne based emerging artists Amelia O’Leary, Molly McKenzie and Gabrielle Fallon. The trio use their diverse Indigenous, bi-racial, LGBT+ and rural/ regional backgrounds to shift focus on the perseverance of young emerging artists of Victoria, whose stories have not yet been told.
Top: Raina Peterson in 'Third Nature' by Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai, photo by Hayden Golder
Left: Pia Lauritz as Billy Soy, photo by Caitlin Dear
Right: Evocative Feminine Architecture at Temperance Hall in 2021, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
Temperance Hall's Melbourne Fringe Festival program has been generously supported by our wonderful patrons, Creative Victoria, The Australian Government RISE Fund, The City of Port Phillip, Working Heritage and Yal Yal Estate.
EVOKE gratefully acknowledges the support of University of Melbourne Theatre Board through its New Work Grant Scheme.
Temperance Hall acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we dance and create, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.