Moira Finucane's The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction
5 - 29 September 2019, fortyfivedownstairs
Opening Night - Saturday 7 September
Following globally acclaimed premiere seasons in Miami, Slovenia, Denmark, Berlin and Prague, Finucane & Smith presents the stunning sequel to their 2017 award-winning art event, The Rapture.
From the icebergs of Antarctica deep in the snow in silk couture amongst scientists, penguins and distant avalanches; from the red centre of Australia in rich cultural exchange with First Nation genius artists; forests in Denmark, silent movie houses in Berlin, and Rapture's exhibit at Prague Quadrennial; Moira Finucane lands back into Melbourne to unleash The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction.
Welcome to the lair of the Ice Queen; a spike-crowned, jewel-encrusted human glacier, dressed in cascading silk, surrounded by porcelain icicles, sculptures of extinct birds, dripping icebergs trapped in ghost nets, she rumbles into life.
In this apocalyptic cabaret, artists beyond gender and genre sing up an ice storm torch singer Mama Alto, operatic wonder Piera Dennerstein, 85 year old angel of song Shirley Cattunar, and from Marlinja NT, Mudburra artist of profound cultural power, Ray Dimakarri Dixon with songs of standing strong direct from the heart of our country.
Artworks from audible to edible from 40 astonishing collaborators - globally acclaimed sculptors, multi-awarded composers, visual arts genius' with disabilities, food artists, couturiers and queer rabble rousers - flow into and through the audience whilst words from scientists desperate to save the world ring out. And Finucane - the woman who has worldwide been called a 'Sumptuous Monster', 'La Diosa' (The Goddess) 'Diabo Na Garraffa' (Devil in a Bottle) walks you through the end of the world and gives you reason to come out singing and swinging.
As one of the inaugural recipients of a new Fellowship designed to supercharge extraordinary creators, The Victorian Government's Creators Fund, Moira undertook an epic journey of land, culture and spirit, a deep research and exchange odyssey, that led her from the far north of Australia ' from the Tiwi Islands through the red centre, collaborating, learning and exchanging with Indigenous artists and communities to the very far south; Antarctica. The discoveries are Moira Finucane's The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction.
‘Harrowing, confronting, bewitching, disturbing, grotesque, lyrical and continuously captivating' The Plus Ones
Starring Moira Finucane - The Apocalyptic Queen of Cabaret, with the Glacier Choir - Mama Alto, Shirley Cattunar and Piera Dennerstein. Featuring Mudburra artist Ray Dimakarri Dixon from Marlinja, NT.
All seats EXCEPT Peanut Seats are at cabaret tables
In the Heart of the Rapture: $98 (the very best seats in the house)
Catwalk Full: $78 (next to the action)
Catwalk Concession: $68
General Admission Full: $48
General Admission Concession: $38
Group 6+: $38 (General Admission only)
Peanut Gallery/Artists: $25 (in the stands)
When & Where
Date/s: Thursday 5th September 2019 - Sunday 29th September 2019
Times: 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, 5.30pm Sunday
Venue || Location
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⊜ 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne | Map
✆ Event: 03 9662 9966 | Venue: 9662 9966
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