Hello Bodies! After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar – Betty Grumble – performance artist Emma Maye Gibson returns...
Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t
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Hello Bodies! After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar – Betty Grumble – performance artist Emma Maye 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.
This show is a self-reflective, regenerative dive into the compost bin of making and moving. Bowing to the powers of Grief and Love Energy, Rage Energy, Hope Energy and F*ck Energy, Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh*t! is poetry, tribute, a rock n roll performance art collision, love scene and revenge fantasy.
You are invited into a sensual, surreal and sublime experience of an all singing, dancing, howling and loving cabaret du Sex Clown. An unshaming dance and a chance to allow ourselves to be seen. Will it be fun? Hell, yes!
“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
WARNING Strictly 18+
Energetic Considerations: Strobe, Incense burning, Loud music, Full Frontal Nudity, Death, Grief, Sex Scenes, Love energy, Rage energy, Discussion of 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.
Creator: Emma Maye Gibson
Performers: Betty Grumble & Megana Holliday
Lighting Design and Operator: Alex Torney
Dramaturg/Art Doula: Victoria Spence
Original Dramaturgical Team: Dr Vivienne Linsley, Dr Annie Sprinkle, Charlotte Farrell
Costume Design: Matthew Stegh and Haus of Helmutti
Sound Design: Betty Grumble and stereogamous
Pussy Flag Design: Ms Saffaa
Producer: Thom Smyth // Performing Lines
Produced by Performing Lines.
Presented in association with Eveleigh Works and 107 Projects.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and Create NSW; the City of Sydney; and was originally supported by The Red Rattler Theatre.