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Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
7 October 2023
Times
Sat 9pm–3am
Format
Party
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$35 General Admission
$25 Concession
$25 Hobsons Bay Resident
$15 First Nations / BlakTix

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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION AND MELBOURNE FRINGE

LINEUP UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, SOVBLKPSSY is no longer available to perform at Brolga. Naarm big-names House Mum b2b Haus of Ralph are joining the Brolga lineup!

Take flight with a party inspired by the Queer Aboriginal stories of the dancing Brolga. Dance your feathers off with Indigenous headliners Dameeeela, SOVBLKPSSY, NAYCAB (Nayuka Gorrie), Kalyani, the Joel Bray Dance dancers and reigning Miss First Nations Queen Cerulean. Supported by an incredible QPOC line-up Stev Zar, Ata2ud and Aqueerius.

For one night only Brolga: A Queer Koori Wonderland will transform The Substation into a psychedelic Queer Koori Wonderland, cramming every nook and cranny with art, film, interactive games and Naarm’s best Queer performers, including Luke George, Bendy Ben, Dandrogyny and many more.

Different mobs have different Brolga stories. Some tell of a boy who only wanted to dance the women's dances, and so the Ancestors transformed him into the Brolga so he could dance for eternity. Others speak of a young woman who defied a ban on women dancing and who refused to marry a man. This party, a reimagined contemporary gathering ground, celebrates the Queers and the Trans folk in our communities.

It's a party - arrive any time between 9pm and 3am! Set times coming soon.

Read the Party Vision Statement here.

Curated by Wiradjuri dance maker and Queer AF party creator Joel Bray.

WARNINGS

This is an 18+ event.

This event will be presented in low lighting and contains haze, strobe lights, sustained bright lights, both sudden and sustained loud noises. It will contain mild coarse language and nudity.

ACCESS

This is a standing event. The event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

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Produced by Joel Bray Dance.

This project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. This project received Cash to Create through the Fringe Fund, as part of Deadly Fringe, as well as Rosemary Walls and Pinky Watson as part of the Pulse Giving Circle.

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

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