There are normal ways to eat, walk, sit, speak and die.
There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything.
Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live.
As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal.
Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent provocation for perspectives on society and difference, and how we value otherness.
Explain Normal is a new dance theatre work directed by participatory artist Daniele Constance. It is a new and exciting artistic collaboration between the Aha Ensemble who identify with disability and artists from Phluxus2 Dance Collective. Explain Normal explores how these artists define perceptions of normalcy, through the lens of their diverse experiences.
SEASON / 7pm, 17th – 26th October 2019
PREVIEW / 7pm, 17th October 2019
OPENING NIGHT / 7pm, 18th October 2019
AUSLAN INTERPRETED SHOWING / 7pm, 25 October 2019
ARTIST TALK / 24 October 2019, post show
VENUE / Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts
TICKETS ON SALE NOW / $25 – $32 + Booking Fee.
General Admission $32, Concession $25, Preview Showing $25,
Companion Card tickets available.
Image by Jorge Serra.
Daniele Constance is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and through its Queensland Arts Showcase Program. The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.