SEP ARATE is a dance theatre show by the combined
choreographic powers of val smith and Lydia Zanetti. Featuring a
plethora of Auckland talent, SEP ARATE teases out the conversation
around gender and sexuality through a queer gaze. In turn
hilarious, challenging and charming, this is dance with a
sprinkling of clowning and theatre - making a show that is
accessible and current.
SEP ARATE needs dancers in order to be performed
however. Or at least dancers who aren't fainting, walking hours to
rehearsals, catching overnight buses up from Wellington and other
such happenings of life and poverty... And with talent such as
Isobel MacKinnon, Tallulah Holly-Massey, Lisa Greenfield, Mattie
Hamuera, Tru Paraha and val smith (not to mention Ruby
Reihanna-Wilson, Thomas Press & Trudi Hewitt) - what's not to
support? So if you possibly can SEP ARATE some dollars from your
wallet then we'd LOVE to be able to pay our performative pals in
DANCE GETS HELLBENT ON GENDER
Featuring Isobel MacKinnon, Tallulah Holly-Massey, Lisa
Mattie Hamuera, Tru Paraha and val
Off the back of Hermione's UN speech and opinion pieces on
whether women's clothing has decent enough pockets for the new
iPhone comes SEP ARATE - a dance theatre
double-bill by Lydia Zanetti and val
smith playing at the Basement Theatre,
Where does me end and an other begin? Do I end?
Are we the same? Or are we kinds of different?
Defined as 'Basic Info' on Facebook, gender is only just
beginning to be understood as more than a 'tick one of two'
identity. In a world where Facebook has banned second identities
and trans celebrity Laverne Cox is covergirl for Time magazine,
traditional definitions of 'gender' have started to stretch and
transform in the public eye. SEP ARATE returns this hot topic to
its purported site of origin - the body.
SEP ARATE is spearheading a queer conversation in the arts,
inviting audiences into exciting new terrains with humour and
possibility. The result is both thought provoking and hilarious,
embracing a hybrid of contemporary dance, site specific live art,
installation and theatre. SEP ARATE is an unmissable and dynamic
set of queer question marks to hang your hat on.
For more information see www.facebook.com/SEPARATEshow
Thursday 13th November is a fundraiser for
Rainbow Youth's arts group
artistRY. artistRY is a weekly creative
collaboration between queer and trans young people. For more
information on the fundraiser click here.
SEP ARATE plays
Dates: 12th - 15th November at 7.30pm
Venue: The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD
Tickets: $18 adult/$15 concession or $23 adult/$20 concession for
fundraiser on Thursday
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