Critical Mass
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Critical Mass brings together artists, performers, musicians, dancers, writers and thinkers whose works seek to divert established pathways and political narratives. Critical Mass is a festival within a festival - a place for decentring, agitating, questioning and dissolving the boundaries of form.

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Cynthia Sobraty, 'NEUROMANTIC - a queer cabaret'

  • Brunswick Mechanics Institute 270 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

NEUROMANTIC – a queer cabaret is the first solo show from prolific qpoc Melbourne based performance artist Cynthia Sobraty. A palpable collision of theatre, storytelling, poetry, original music, drag, childhood and fantasy, this performance delves into the technicolour darkness of the liminal spaces of life.

From describing the ramifications of gender binaries as a queer acid trip version of Fred Rogers, to exploring white assimilation as a crooning grotesque pantomime of latex world leaders, Cynthia examines themes of nuance and radical vulnerability through a curious lens of whimsy and caricature. An exercise of taking up space and making the invisible visible.

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Earlier Event: September 18
Bron Batten, 'Waterloo'
Later Event: September 18
Jazz Giuliani 'MetHER'