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THRICE FOR THE THIRD CULTURE KID!
October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on October 18, 2019 at 10:00pm
(AN EXPLORATION OF EMBODIED ARTEFACTS)
A deeply personal work inspired by Homsey’s connection to his Syrian and Cantonese migrant heritage, his parents desire for him to assimilate to the West and how cultural tensions against his Queerness have accumulated within his container, the physical body.
Psychic channel, tarot reader, and jazz singer Gala Hallelujah will use her gifts of channeling to create guidelines for the performance and soundtrack on the spot. This work is a love letter to reclaiming one’s identity and a meditation on what we can learn from past histories, from a particular space; intimate and stripped back, this is a deeply vulnerable look at the subtexts of one’s cultural conditioning and how overcoming archetypes leads to a new frontier, a new unknown of physical expression.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art and social engagement; he has a passion for community outreach using the moving body as a source of empowerment. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where his award-winning choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context to interdisciplinary installations across Australasia and Japan. Working with mediums from ceramics to augmented reality, Jonathan’s choreographic practice uses street and queer dance movement to inform his works that explore utopian worlds and emotional connection.
Image credit: Jonathan Homsey, photo by Monica Guitti
Gala Hallelujah is a sound shaman working in the mediums of voice and lyric to divine supernatural and otherworldly experiences for audiences. Having undertaken Indigenous and shamanic initiations from around the world, Gala embodies the space of artist as vessel, channeling presence and prescient information from what the artist calls the ‘most high.’ Embedded in the belief of the vibrational interconnectedness of all beings, Gala sees spiritually guided performance as inherently intersectional; capable of affecting an elevated form of transpersonal empathy between performers and audience.
Image credit: Gala Hallelujah photo by Naomi Langdon
18 Oct 2019
Fri, 8 pm & 10 pm
Duration: 35-40 mins
35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
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CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+ people, People with disability and concession card holders will have FREE access to all events. (self-identification required only)
We ask all non-identifying allies to pay the ticket price of $10.
Featured image: Jonathan Homesy. Photo by Monica Guitti.