Friday 14 October 7pm – Margaret River HEART
A Steamworks Arts & Feisty Dame Production
JULIA is a powerful and gripping solo dance theatre work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary dancers, Natalie Allen, co-created with Sally Richardson.
On the eve of the ten year anniversary of her iconic misogyny speech in parliament, JULIA is our response to Julia Gillard’s time as Prime Minister and her legacy, to the wider culture of #MeToo, and the experience of sexism and misogyny, discrimination and violence directed towards women in Australia. JULIA is a force for action in raising awareness, calling for change, recognising we are “all entitled to a better standard than this”, and we are all part of making it happen.
“A visceral performance. Very, very, very powerful. A powerful statement about
Feminism.” ABC Radio
“World class performer Natalie Allen transforms. She is no longer Julia Gillard,
she’s not that woman, she’s every woman, powerful and defiant” Out in Perth
Recommended for ages 14+. Presented by Arts Margaret River with support from Margaret River HEART. The performance runs for 65 minutes with no interval.
A special ‘In Conversation’ talk will be held in the bar prior to the performance. After the performance a meet and greet and Q&A will be held in the bar.
Tickets: VIP $50, VIP ArtsMR member $44 (includes a glass of Clairault wine pre & post show),
Adult – $40 , Concession – $36 , ArtsMR member – $34 , Youth – $20
WHAT IS JULIA ABOUT?
Drawn from the parliamentary record, media reportage and public commentary around the political leadership of Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, this show directly reflects on Gillard’s story. We start in her early career as a lawyer, travel to her election and time as Prime Minister, and end in a representation of where women in Australia are today.
Performer Natalie Allen represents both Gillard and “every woman”. Lighting and sound (a blend of sampled voice, news bite and original composition) recreate both the world of Gillard and the media circus she was a part of. JULIA is a timely and compelling portrait that reflects on female leadership, personality, power and the body politic.