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January 2018

Women on Country: Indigenous Sovereignty and Feminist Identity

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, 176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne , Victoria 3000 Australia
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Cordite Publishing Inc. Event Date: 24 January 2018 Author / Presenters: Jeanine Leane, Anne Elvey, Timmah Ball, Bonny Cassidy Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/910110822486413/   Re: Double book launch by Cordite Books in partnership with Australian Poetry. Free event, and with wine. Please attend the launching of and readings from Jeanine Leane's Walk Back Over and Anne Elvey's White on White – both published by Cordite Books – at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. 6-7.30pm. Although written independently, they will print and launch together as the last of our Series 2 books. These are not new or emerging voices, they represent seasoned, contemporary, feminist literature. Elvey's interrogation of her European heritage in post-colonial Australia and Leane's unflappable Indigenous identity both explore our past archive and demand much from our future. These are two of the most culturally significant books that will be published for 2018. Fact, not hyperbole. Timmah Ball will…

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Bent Bollywood

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - February 3 @ 8:30 pm AEDT
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Karma Dance makes its 2018 Midumma Festival debut with their original production, Bent Bollywood, an eclectic and libidinous dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance with the camp theatrics of Bollywood. Featuring Karma Dance Co-Artistic Directors, Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson, Bent Bollywood showcases everything that is both weird and wonderful about queer performance art. Witness the treacherous imagination of the diaspora, the postcolonial rage of the subaltern, and the exuberant lust of the queers who would have written a much better “Kama Sutra” if only they'd been asked. Govind Pillai is one of only a few professional male practioners of Bharatanatyam, a genre of Indian classical dance expressing Hindu religious ideas and spritual themes traditionally performed only by women. Raina Peterson is a professional Australian practioner of Mohiniyattam, an Indian dance style that evokes a mythical enchantress of the Hindu god Vishnu who helps good…

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February 2018

Arouze Presents 我们 (Wo Men) w Rainbow Chan, May Lyn, and More

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - February 10 @ 1:00 am AEDT
The Night Cat, 141 Johnston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3065 Australia
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In anticipation for the arrival of the Lunar New Year (15/02), we've put together this event to celebrate the upcoming festivities. For those of you who are already pining for a redo of 2018, fret not, as the New Year only begins officially in Feb according to the Chinese calendar. To top things off, we'll be celebrating 1 year since Arouze has been formed. All of this wouldn't have been possible without our very first signee, May Lyn which why we'll be bringing our Brissie home gal down for this party. As this is our inaugural event, we're doing things a little differently. We've curated an incredibly personal event which features a selective group of artists which have inspired us on our musical journey. ...'我们' pronounced phonetically as 'Wo Men' means 'Us' in Mandarin. In line with the theme for this event, we feel very honoured and privileged to be…

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