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4–7 September

“Grumble does not belong to me, she belongs to the universe. Like the fractal landscape of a flower, like a drag face on the bum of a caterpillar. She has held me, and at this threshold of maturation, I let her become and unbecome me. Thank You Body!” – Emma May Gibson (aka Betty Grumble)  After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar, Betty Grumble performance artist Emma Maye Gibson re-emerges, bringing her latest offering Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t back to the stage as a mantric wish. Across the season, Gibson returns Grumble from whence she came, performing an unfurling of the eco-feminist seeping carapace that gave her a way to heal, feel and defy the damn enemies of grooviness that keep her, them, you, all of us down. Conjured as an antidote to the ever-present cultures of violence and ecocide, Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t is poetry, a tribute, a rock n roll performance art collision, love scene and revenge fantasy. An unshaming dance and chance to allow ourselves to be seen, it is a sensual, surreal and sublime experience of an all singing, dancing, howling and loving cabaret du Sex Clown. “A deeply embodied and genre-defying mix of dance, music, poetry, clowning, drag, aerobics, and cabaret.” – ABC “Funny, filthy, deeply felt, unapologetic, full-frontal….She reclaims pleasure and joy as a pathway to catharsis, and parallels the personal with the political.” – Time Out “Transformative and WILD. See Grumble” – Peaches   This performance is strictly for audiences aged 18+.

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Show details:

Synopsis

4–7 September

“Grumble does not belong to me, she belongs to the universe. Like the fractal landscape of a flower, like a drag face on the bum of a caterpillar. She has held me, and at this threshold of maturation, I let her become and unbecome me. Thank You Body!” – Emma May Gibson (aka Betty Grumble) 

After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar, Betty Grumble performance artist Emma Maye Gibson re-emerges, bringing her latest offering Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t back to the stage as a mantric wish.

Across the season, Gibson returns Grumble from whence she came, performing an unfurling of the eco-feminist seeping carapace that gave her a way to heal, feel and defy the damn enemies of grooviness that keep her, them, you, all of us down.

Conjured as an antidote to the ever-present cultures of violence and ecocide, Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t is poetry, a tribute, a rock n roll performance art collision, love scene and revenge fantasy. An unshaming dance and chance to allow ourselves to be seen, it is a sensual, surreal and sublime experience of an all singing, dancing, howling and loving cabaret du Sex Clown.

“A deeply embodied and genre-defying mix of dance, music, poetry, clowning, drag, aerobics, and cabaret.” – ABC

“Funny, filthy, deeply felt, unapologetic, full-frontal….She reclaims pleasure and joy as a pathway to catharsis, and parallels the personal with the political.” – Time Out

“Transformative and WILD. See Grumble” – Peaches  

This performance is strictly for audiences aged 18+.


Presented as part of electrifying performance series

VALENCE – PERFORMANCE FOR NOW

5 SHOW PACKAGE – Save up to $125!
Book tickets to all 5 shows in the series for just $150* 

 3 SHOW PACKAGE
Purchase any 3 shows in a package and save $30^

VALENCE

* Available until 19 July 2024 for select ticket types only. Limited 5 Show Packages available. A transaction fee applies.
^ Applies to Adult Premium tickets to performances in The Playhouse, and to all Adult tickets for performances in the Courtyard Studio. A transaction fee applies.

Dates & Times

Wednesday 4 September 2024, 7.30pm

Thursday 5 September 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 6 September 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 7 September 2024, 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents
Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t
By Betty Grumble
Produced by Performing Lines

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
This project was originally supported by Creative Australia, Create NSW, and The Red Rattler Theatre.

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes, with no interval.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

WARNINGS:
This performance is strictly for audiences aged 18+.

This performance contains the following Energetic Considerations: Strobe, Incense burning, Loud music, Full Frontal Nudity, Death, Grief, Sex Scenes (masturbation), Love energy, Rage energy, Discussion of Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Sexual Violence, Hope energy and more full frontal de-clothed body!

We acknowledge the power to be able to speak truth to power and invite you to take care of yourself and your stories within this work.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is strictly for audiences aged 18+.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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