Geelong After Dark 2016 Full Program Released

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Geelong After Dark 2016 Full Program Released

With less than three weeks to go until Geelong is brought to life when the sun sets, Geelong After Dark has officially unveiled its full program.

Taking place on May 6 from 6-10pm, the event sees over 60 performers transforming the streets, laneways, walls and spaces that inhabit Geelong.

The full program is released on the website, with a few of the highlights released below.


Mountain to Mouth 2016 – Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities Ceremony

At the midpoint of the Mountain to Mouth 2016, dancers will emerge from the darkness at Steampacket Gardens, as Canoe and its entourage of flag bearers and walkers arrive from their journey from the You Yangs. Weaving like threads through the central artwork, the dancers, made up of groups from across Geelong, gather the people of the city together. It’s time to get up and dance.


STARDUST: The Col Brain Story (playing at GPAC)

For over 25 years, a locked wooden dresser sat in the family garage of broadcaster, Joel Carnegie – a once prized possession of his grandfather, Col Brain.

Col was one of Geelong’s most well-regarded musicians of his time – playing in and leading dance, swing, brass and jazz bands. But Col’s dresser hadn’t been opened since he died. So what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson, herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life, by the things he left behind…

This radio cabaret project will be recorded for broadcast on ABC RN. 3 performances: 6.30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm (running time 30 mins)


Float: Projection 
Get ready to be mesmerised – because projection art is back at Geelong After Dark this year! Matt Bonner is the leading artist and he’ll be showcasing his work on City Hall in Gheringhap St. City Hall will be transformed into an organic living musical instrument (in an opening piece called Breathe) and will be then transformed into a dream like surreal landscape with a haunting soundscape (in a piece called Float at the closing of Geelong After Dark.

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Blood. Sex. Tears (16+) – The Grand Caravan
The most revealing moment you will have this After Dark, Presented by The Grand Caravan, Blood.Sex.Tears. is an interactive, immersive sound installation in two parts. It is both conversational and confessional.
P1. The Voicing:
Have you 30 seconds to talk about blood? A story containing sex? A knowing of tears? Receive instructions, then privately record your voice.
P2. The Listening:
Experience a ritual, then enter a soundscape where three simple words interconnect and collide.

DEM SET Image Collage Anna Tregloan (1)

Back to Back Theatre’s THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a residency model for creating short films and performances, to explore the belief that all people are, in principle, equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities. THE DEMOCRATIC SET uses a custom-made film set, a neutral room with two opposing doors.

Disturbingly obvious and tantalisingly strange, THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a rapid series of short live performances and screen-based video portraits created in collaboration with communities.
Having created 28 DEMOCRATIC SET films with communities all over the globe, join the internationally renowned Back to Back Theatre in the creation of THE DEMOCRATIC SET Geelong.

To find out more and for the full program visit the website.