Carlton's beloved La Mama theatre is set to end 2021 with a bang, announcing four upcoming events across Lygon Street and Brunswick.
The La Mama Theatre’s quarterly La Mamica program is once again bringing a series of events to its famous Courthouse stage, in addition to a special Indonesian video series at Brunswick’s Tempo Rubato in December.
The theatre describes their new series as a sisterhood of events that focuses on unique artforms, with the La Mamica curators carefully selecting the four events below across November and December.
Friday 12th of November 8:30 pm at La Mama Courthouse
Remember live performance? As Melbourne opens and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) draws to a close, the artists of November Cabaretica throw their loving arms around you and our precious planet to show how much they care.
Bradley Storer and Thabani Tshuma shape the grit into a pearl of hope and prepare the way for some divine visitations. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Courthouse with a grin and a free glass of bubbly. This event is presented in association with CLIMARTE and ClimActs. Curated by Susan Bamford Caleo & Isabel Knight.
Monday 13th of December, 7:30 pm at La Mama Courthouse
Deafinitely Flat creates transformative listening experiences. Feel sounds. Listen to vibrations. Transform how you experience music with Carmen Robertson and Deafinitely Flat. Discover new ways to listen and awaken enhanced perception in your whole body.
What does an octave feel like? Can you feel the drums through your feet?
Being born deaf never stopped Carmen from becoming a performer, composer and teacher, and she’s here to share her unique perspective on how everyone can use their senses differently to get more enjoyment out of music. Curated by Gemma Horbury.
Poetica: The Inheritors
Tuesday 14th of December, 7:30 pm at La Mama Courthouse
A Book launch for La Mama Poetica curator Amanda Anastasi’s new poetry book The Inheritors.
Amanda Anastasi, current Poet in Residence at the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and convener of La Mama Poetica, launches her book The Inheritors (Black Pepper Publishing, 2021). This event will feature readings from special guest poets and readings from the new collection.
“A daring, mesmeric collection. Anastasi weaves her way through these fresh, brave worlds with quiet strength and a careful, exquisite control. A vital and most necessary book from one of our finest.” – Ian McBryde
Cinematica: VODmilk: In the flesh
Sunday 19th of December 7:30 pm at Tempo Rubato
During lockdown in 2020, the Dogmilk film collective found a way to continue engaging with collaborators in Indonesia and allow emerging film practitioners and video artists to exhibit work without the capacity to assemble and screen live.
VODmilk was the solution; an online platform for thought-provoking films, video art, and everything in between, offering a new program, from a different programmer, every fortnight. Each work would be translated into both Indonesian and English to be accessible to both audiences. This selection represents a diverse cross-section of some of the works that appeared on VODmilk. Curated by Tessa Spooner.
The La Mama Theatre also has a brilliant array of performances planned for the next two months, head to their ‘What’s On’ section here to find out more.