“the baptism of fire 2020 needs” – Enemies of Grooviness world premiere

 

 

 

 

… because to meet this artist is unequivocally unforgettable, the messages that she imparts will stick. – Suzy Goes See

With restrictions easing in Sydney, we were thrilled to be able to present the world premiere of Betty Grumble’s ecofeminist embodied call to arms Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit at Marrickville’s favourite queer underground venue The Red Rattler Theatre.

Ambitious, unabashed and very very nude, Grumble ‘composted’ ideas of grief, rage and justice to propose a way we all may come together and heal ourselves, the systems we’ve created, and the world at large.

Check out some stunning images from photographer Joseph Mayers, as well as some quotes from reviews, below. The sold-out premiere run played to nearly 600 eager and covid-spaced guests, and we couldn’t have done it without the love, care and support of a big team of creatives and organisations. Thank you, body!

So much of performance, art and entertainment alludes to sex and pleasure, and so much of that is catered to the male gaze. In performing her own unfiltered pleasure, Betty reclaims her sexuality and her body for herself, and for all people who have had their bodies weaponised against them.

– Time Out Sydney

 

 

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A massive thanks from us to:

  • Alex, Megana, the huge creative team and to our front of house legends Stelly G, Kilia, Beau Kirq and Sharon Manhattan for all their hard work;
  • Jojo, Kween and the Red Rattler Theatre;
  • Declan, Imogen and the all the Griffs;
  • the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW for supporting the project
  • All our amazing audience members who donned masks, opened their hearts and shared in the Grumbling

She offers a spiritual experience, but one that is devoid of naivety. If there are solutions, they can be found in guiding principles that the show teaches, not very much in words, but through the sensual and visual manifestations of what she puts her body through for our benefit.
Suzy Goes See

 

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… if everyone can get in touch with the Betty Grumble within, things will be all right.”

– Suzy Goes See

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