Mx.Red – The Experience and Waackin’ Ball
Mx.Red (pronounced misread) is the person you have been waiting to meet. They are here to transport you to a world where the energetic body can be seen to the naked eye; to open a portal of movement from another dimension.
In Mx.Red, artist Jonathan Homsey brings together motion capture technology and live performances to create eleven experiences of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.
Featuring music by Joyce Wrice (USA), and choreography by Sela Vai (Western Sydney) and Homsey, Mx.Red collides contemporary dance with street to blur the lines between virtual and the physical worlds.
Mx.Red Waackin’ Ball
A queer futurist celebration of expression and empowerment, join the local and international waackin’ community for the Mx.Red Waackin’ Ball. Featuring performances by Burn City Waack and international waackin’ champion, Junko Sasaki, as well as participants of the Mx.Red Waackin’ Workshops.
Augmented Reality Experience Opening: Friday 23 March, 7pm
Waackin’ Ball: Friday 23 March, 8pm
The Augmented Reality Experience and Waackin’ Ball are both wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreted.
Mx.Red Waackin’ Public Workshops
Want to strut your stuff at the Mx.Red Waackin’ Ball? Or just hone your style to get down on the dancefloor? Find poses that show off your body and embody the waackin’ spirit.
FOLA is presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre, Arts House, TheatreWorks and Zilla & Brook (publicity partner).
Mx.Red is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, NSW Government through Create NSW, City of Maribrynong, The Japan Foundation and the American Australian Association. Technical partners include Spectre and Plattar. Promotional partner includes Ausdance Victoria.