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CREATION : ceremony

Sat Feb 18 @ 8:00 am - Sun Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Sat Feb 18 @ 8:00 am - Sun Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Sat Feb 18 @ 8:00 am - Sun Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

CREATION is a queer insurrectionary science fiction climate change religion for our times. Congregate with us at CREATION’s multi-faceted WorldPride ceremony, presented in Performance Space’s Day for Night XXIII. Manifesting as an elaborate sacrament of original music performed by beloved queer talents, the ceremony is replete with shareable dance moves, regalia, dazzling animated imagery, intoxicating poetry, communal planet grief, worship, love, community icons, rage and disco.

CREATION’s offerings across artforms arise from artist SJ Norman’s Liturgy of the Saprophyte, the new sacred literature forming the hot red heart of this fledgeling faith. Poetic responses to the liturgy by writers Ellen van Neerven, Evelyn Araluen, Jinghua Qian, Virginia Barratt, Brain Fuata, Kerri Shying and Heather Grace Jones are adapted into choral compositions by musical director Lex Lindsay and guest composer Karen Cummings.

In preparation you are invited to join open public workshops: Local artist Deborah Kelly will lead costume-making workshops in which participants will construct their own holy regalia. Choir captain Kit Spencer will lead beginner singing workshops to teach accessible parts of the glorious songs and chants that bring soul and substance to CREATION.

CREATION: Ceremony will be taking place within Day for Night: The Pleasure Arc

To find out more about Day For Night: The Pleasure Arc click here

INSTIGATING ARTIST: Deborah Kelly
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lex Lindsay
CHOIR CAPTAIN: Kit Spencer
PRODUCER: Su Goldfish
DRUMMER: Billie Vanson

SINGERS:
Kate Andrews, Zaya Barroso, Andrew Bukenya, Karen Cummings, Bec Dean, Harriet Gillies, Su Goldfish, Saria Green, Cate Hull, Mel Jha, Malaika Mfalme, Kit Spencer, Liza-Mare Syron, Floria Tosca, Paul Van Reyk, Meri Wilson

An artwork showing an angelic figure centred and mirrored by the midline
Tickets from: $65
Gadigal Land

Carriageworks

245 Wilson St Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia

Carriageworks is a wheelchair accessible venue , You can visit the Performance Space website for more information (https://performancespace.com.au/access-venue/) , Please contact Performance Space to discuss any specific access requirements you may have to ensure your evening is a joyful one. , E: [email protected] , PH: 0466 362 253

https://carriageworks.com.au/visit/

This is an 18+ event. This event contains nudity, strong language, with possible strobe lighting and haze.

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Start:
Sat Feb 18 @ 8:00 am
End:
Sun Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tickets from:
$65
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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.