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Songs for Absent Beauty

 

Presented by Mira Chorik, Karen Law & Rosie Waters

A musical and poetic journey of beauty and loss. Come look in the mirror.

In the impossible-to-achieve-physical-perfection of a dance studio three artists explore the ephemeral and impermanent nature of beauty. The female body. Pleasure, function and form. In a world obsessed with appearance, the artists conjure softness, gratitude and reflections on a quiet beauty. 

Weaving songs and intimate poetic stories, fleshbound universes of beauty, shame, comparison, condemnation, compassion and triumph are revealed. With engaging words and music that beckons connection, Songs for Absent Beauty offers a gentle and absorbing invitation to see the self through new eyes. 

Beauty as delight in the senses. Beauty as moral goodness. Beauty as flawlessness. Beauty as function. Colonised beauty. Beauty as myth for deconstruction. Beauty in the eye of the beholder or beauty enhanced by shared acknowledgement of its existence. 

Songs for Absent Beauty is an immersive and intelligent inquiry into the perception of beauty. Come look in the mirror.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Parental guidance recommended. Contains themes of childbirth, eating disorders, and chronic illness. For those who enjoy self-reflection and find themselves inhabiting a physical body.

 

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Songs for Absent Beauty | Saturday 11 May, 7.00pm | Standard Ticket
YMCA North Lakes Youth Centre (The Space North Lakes) Lakefield Drive and, Endeavour Blvd, North Lakes QLD 4509
$ 30.00
Songs for Absent Beauty | Saturday 11 May, 7.00pm | Concession Ticket
YMCA North Lakes Youth Centre (The Space North Lakes) Lakefield Drive and, Endeavour Blvd, North Lakes QLD 4509
$ 20.00
Songs for Absent Beauty | Saturday 11 May, 7:00pm | Under 18s
YMCA North Lakes Youth Centre (The Space North Lakes) Lakefield Drive and, Endeavour Blvd, North Lakes QLD 4509
$ 15.00
  • Genre

    Music, Poetry / Spoken Word

  • RATING

    PG

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    VENUE

    YMCA North Lakes Youth Centre (The Space), North Lakes

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    Date & Time

    11 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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  • DURATION

    75 mins

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    Doors Open

    6.30pm

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.