Truthclub by Jonathan Homsey & the untitled likeminded dancers of colour | 8 - 10 October 2022
Led by award-winning choreographer Jonathan Homsey and choreographed by the brand new collective, the untitled likeminded dancers of colour.
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival
In a nightclub in a (not-so-distant) future, there is only one place to decipher society and get to the truth.
Enter the TRUTHCLUB, where dance is an antidote to fake news.
TRUTHCLUB is our new home built to shake off systemic false beliefs. Led from the lived experiences of young people of colour, TRUTHCLUB playfully takes the frustrations of Australian prejudices, shakes them up and serves them on the rocks.
A cross between performance art and a 2008 risqué music video, TRUTHCLUB is set to an epic soundtrack by local artists Yeo, Stev Zar, Pookie, Oscar Key Sung, Kuya Neil, Khya, Nefertiti LaNegra & Bhairavi Raman.
Across three nights, TRUTHCLUB honours street and cultural dance in a safe haven to speak the truth, address collective experiences and transmute it onto the dancefloor in a cathartic celebration.
Approximate running time: 60mins
Warnings: this event has moderate coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including violence, emotional abuse, sexual references and mental health.
3SER Showbiz Program -Interview with Jonathan Homsey & Mike Damaso
untitled likeminded dancers of colour: Adam Tan, Brandon Anderson, Deanne Francisco, Jonathan Homsey, Kianna Dévine, Melissa Pham, Nicole Sanders, Sela Vai and Mike Damaso
Costume Designer: Rose Chong
untitled likeminded dancers of colour is an evolving collective of dance community leaders from Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung and Gadigal countries anchored in street and commercial dance. Together they bring decades of dance experience including former Australian Hip Hop Champions with their respective dance crews. The collective’s aim is to expand the definition and perception of contemporary dance in Australia.
This project received Cash to Create through the Fringe Fund, as part of the ShowSupport program.
This project received Cash for Equity through the Fringe Fund, as part of the Ralph Mclean Microgrants program.