A three-part performance anthology exploring cellular time, the travel within, Slipstream will debut as a new 50-minute experimental theatre work with its world premiere as a digital event at this year’s Melbourne Fringe.
A deep dive beyond the explainable, unveiling our interconnectedness to each other, our heritage and otherness from black lives, queer lives, women’s lives, Slipstream’s intent is to expand on the quick, short, often irreverent genre of Cabaret into longer 15-minute experimental theatre works.
This work is a storytelling fusion of Dance, Cabaret, Performance Art and Theatre weaving past and present in a ritual reclaiming of the self through a decontamination of the techno tracking and viral contagions as we push out inner human tales from the intersectional travelers of time and place, nature and nurture in an essence of personal expression you won’t find by googling.
Three Central Coast NSW artists from different creative worlds explore Cellular memory, linage & other not so random coincidences. Neville Williams Boney – a gay aboriginal man explains the complexities of Kinship, the idea that all spiritual knowledge is passed through the line of mother through Dance & Physical theatre.
Miss Tree – the gender nonbinary Drag Witch take us into their ritual unburning with original song, instrumentation, spoken word & spectacle; and Australian Queer Burlesque Icon Glitta Supernova takes us into the perceptions and places of the “bad women” blowing through her bones via Performance art and verbal Storytelling.
“We are intentionally leveraging the power of Arts & Culture to serve our community, creative, economic and social interest,” stated Creative Director & Co-founder, Glitta Supernova. “As a young organisation, the Naughty Noodle was about to embark on its 1st funded artist creative development opportunity when COVID-19 hit the scene forcing our creative process into a more isolated and virtual one of digital wires, phone calls and Zoomies.”
“We supported each other through the creative process that had all the ups and downs of lockdown. It was a weird process performing to an empty room, with no audience response feed, but the actual process of performing for each other was a really deep and emotional process as none of us had been exposed to live art in 8 months and being in the presence of each other’s creative delivery was deeply moving.”
“It was physical, visceral, spiritual & you could feel it enter into our beings like we were starving, reinforcing the fact how empty our lives have been without art.”
“As a regional organisation with zero state funding it was reassuring to be able to bring financial as well as creative focus & support to artists in a time that obliterated the arts, let alone arts that focus on delivery of positive outcomes for its regional communities with a focus on marginalised and intersectional,” said Supernova.
Digital Fringe: 18 – 22 November 2020
For more information, visit: www.naughtynoodle.com.au for details.
Image: Slipstream – photo by Lisa Haymes