West Australian Premiere

Power Ballad

Theatre / Performance Art
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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".


The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

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

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian


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