West Australian Premiere

Power Ballad

Theatre / Performance Art
NZ
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Power Ballad is an angry, feminist, live art investigation of language and its sometimes hidden ideologies. Part performance lecture, part karaoke party; Power Ballad deconstructs gendered linguistic histories and rips apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. Using an 80s soundtrack to rival any school disco, Power Ballad is anarchic, loud and political filled with feminist rage and Annie Lennox.
"Many shows lay claim to gender fluidity, but this is the real deal: othering, teasing, provoking. The tone moves between hysteria and terror, joy and despair." ★★★★ The List
★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh
★★★★ The Stage
Winner: Best Performer and Best Live Art/Contemporary Performance at Auckland Fringe 2017

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Zanetti Productions/Julia Croft

Julia Croft is a feminist theatre maker from New Zealand who has toured work throughout New Zealand, Australia and the U.K. She has previously performed as part of Summer Nights at Perth's FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2017 with her work, "If there's not dancing at the revolution, I'm not Coming".

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The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

The Blue Room Theatre's Summer Nights is the handcrafted season of theatre, dance and performance that takes over The Blue Room Theatre and State Theatre Centre of Western Australia during FRINGE WORLD. Grab a drink at our bar, kick back with artists & friends, and enjoy some of the most exciting work from around Australia and the world.

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 6003, WA

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The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 6003, WA

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The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 6003, WA

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Mild

Sexual References: Mild

Nudity Level: Mild

Other Warnings: Smoke Effects.

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