Back by popular demand after her Edinburgh, London and Berlin bounces – Betty Grumble brings her seminal vibrations and shamanic storytelling to Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club in Sex Clown Saves The World.
Meet Betty Grumble, Surreal Showgirl, Obscene Beauty Queen and Sex Clown. Experience her ecosexy, feminist cabaret of deep disco dissent as it spills onto the stage of the iconic Butterfly Club. Witness her sensual odyssey of maniacal laughters, internal organs and an unshaming ritual of song and dance. Total love and anger… total beauty.
Through a genre-smash of cabaret, burlesque, performance art, poetry and dance, Betty Grumble engages her audiences in a shamanic storytelling of her lived experiences and desire to save the world. She believes in ‘love and light’, ‘love and anger’ and wants to ‘return to the Earth.’
First performed at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival – where it won the Underbelly Edinburgh Award, Grumble emerges as a sex-positive, ecosexual, pleasure activist. The self-proclaimed Angry Woman has taken her Sex Clown-ing to Edinburgh Fringe and London where it was touted as the underground hit of the festival – controversial in its shlock and bodily abandon.
Betty Grumble is the avatar creation of Sydney based performance artist Emma Maye Gibson. With a rich background in physical theatre and dance and a MFA in Sculpture and Performance Art, Gibson has created Grumble as a singular character in which a myriad of womanhoods combine to celebrate hope for the liberated woman body and combat a world ruled by toxic masculinity, corporate capitalisms and our amputation from nature, and is deeply excited to bring her work to the iconic The Butterfly Club in her beloved Melbourne.
“Grotesque and gorgeous…Part theatre, part comedy, part dance, part sordid burlesque and a whole lot of social commentary.” – Great Scott
GRUMBLE: Sex Clown Saves The World
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season continues to 11 December 2016
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: Betty Grumble (supplied)