‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!’ Dancers hit Sydney Fringe to give low-down on women’s lives

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Photo by Laurence Morassut

MEDIA RELEASE: Sexism. Violence against women. Eating disorders. Media and celebrity. Mental health. Sexuality and gender. When ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS‘ hits the stage for the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival, there will be no need to ‘mansplain’.

The victories and struggles of today’s modern woman will come under the gaze of a new all-female live show ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS’ set to premiere on September 8-10 as part of this year’s Fringe festival.

Following on from successful short works tackling the theories of famed psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, domestic violence and other topics, ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS‘ will be the first feature-length dance performance to be put on by Bonnie Curtis Projects

The indie dance troupe led by its artistic director, Bonnie Curtis, will be performing ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS‘ in an atmospheric and expansive old church building at the heritage-listed Annandale Creative Arts Centre for three consecutive nights starting from Friday, September 8.

A choreographer and filmmaker, Bonnie says the show is a gutsy new work that explores the experiences of modern Australian women,

“‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS’ will see some of our darkest thoughts and insecurities paraded on stage,” Bonnie says.

“It’s hilarious, clichéd in the right places, yet deeply moving. We hope audiences will be energised by what is an unconventional work that pushes the boundaries of society.”

Girls Girls Girls Image 2_Photo By Laurence Morassut
Photo by Laurence Morassut

The show stars dancers Kate Garrett, Kristy Maskell, Anna McCulla, Sara Moad, Kara Peake and Steph Wyburn.

A recent grassroots crowdfunding drive saw the performers raise double their required target to allow them to produce the show.

“We want to repay everyone who has showed faith in us by extending boundaries as performers and encouraging our audiences to question their views. All our works explore the raw emotions, experiences and thoughts that have formed in our modern society, and ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS‘ is no different,” Bonnie says.

‘We also wish to thank the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, and Spark Youth Theatre as well as the Annandale Creative Arts Centre for helping us put on this show.”

A special question and answer session with Bonnie and guest is planned for the third and final show on Sunday, September 10.

While an open rehearsal is tentatively scheduled (dependent on pending approval) for August 20, a couple of weeks before opening night. Audience members will be encouraged to give feedback on the planned performance.

Born and bred in Sydney, Bonnie trained at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts before moving to Europe to further her artistic development. She has performed alongside Canadian musician and artist, Peaches, at Vienna’s Museum of Modern Art for its ImPulsTanz event. During her career, she has worked as an independent artist, playing the role of producer, director, choreographer and performer in works for film, installation and live performance.

Her creations and collaborations have been featured at Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria), Girona Film Festival (Spain), Quadstock Music Festival (US), CinéWomen|Womenartconnect (Europe), Asia International Youth Short Film Exhibition (China), Biennale of Sydney, Sydney World Film Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival, among others.

Girls Girls Girls Image 6_Photo By Laurence Morassut
Photo by Laurence Morassut

“Our vision is to incorporate dance with film, installation and performance arts to explore darker elements of our human existence and topics that are thought of as taboo in our society,” Bonnie says.

“We want to push boundaries and encourage our audiences to question their views. Our works explore the raw emotions, experiences and thoughts that have formed our modern society.”

TICKETS FOR ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS’ ARE $20 / $25 EACH. AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 1.

TO PURCHASE, PLEASE VISIT >>> www.SydneyFringe.com

EVENT INFORMATION:
‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS’

Dates:
Friday, September 8; Saturday, September 9; Sunday, September 10
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnson St, Annandale, NSW, Australia

FOR MORE INFORMATION & INTERVIEWS, CONTACT:
Serkan Ozturk, Founder – PR 4 THE PPL
Email: hello@pr4theppl.com

For more information on Bonnie Curtis Projects, visit:
www.BonnieCurtisProjects.com

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Artistic director Bonnie Curtis (Photo by Valentina Penkova)