24 Hour Grumble Boogie

Betty Grumble

Off the back of her wildly successful national tour of Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t, Local person of interest, Betty Grumble unites with fierce lover and warrior of music and community, DJ HipHopHoe for 24 hours of dance invitation, movement meditation and deep time feeling. 24 Hour Grumble Boogie is an all day and all night surreal aerobics class; communal celebration of aliveness; durational way back in, through and with.

Harnessing utopian energies gifted from their own experiences of queerness, the two artists and soul sisters blend choreography, music, protest and pleasures, taking over Bay 20 of Carriageworks in a simultaneous creative rite of passage and pursuit of restorative energy that transcends the physical and psychic schedule of the status quo. So bring your dancing shoes.

Featuring international and local performance art legends, making up a team of electric facilitators, we welcome your shimmering bodies into a magnificent Thank You Body.

Experience wild abandon as the hours pass, the feet move, the hearts pump and the serotonin builds; this personal and political work combines conflicting emotions love and grief, rage and empathy to forge a path to recovery and repair through movement and humour. Stay for a little or stay ‘til the end, re-visit, or swap from the in-person experience to livestream.

24 Hour Grumble Boogie is the “you had to be there” experience of 2023; a joyful dance of pain and hope; a show-stopping spectacle to open Sydney WorldPride.

Thank you, Body!

Grumble shares the eco-sexual energy from her body to our bodies, inviting us through a portal to experience a life-affirming, shame-free zone of glamour spells, orgasms, shit, paint, poetry and Grooviness.” — Perth Arts


Lead Artists
Betty Grumble (Emma Maye Gibson)
DJ HipHopHoe (Niveen Abdelatty)

Scenic, Props and Costume Design
Willow Darling

Lighting Design
Alex Torney

Hair & Makeup Artistry
Sophie Roberts

Victoria Spence

Livestream Design & Capture
Joe Shrimpton

Stage Manager
Daniel Story

Featuring Contributions from
Betty Apple
Dr Annie Sprinkle
and more.

Full line-up announced late January 2023

Information for Presenters

24 Hour Grumble Boogie is available for national and international touring from February 2023.

It is a participatory durational work with a focus on engaging local performers and connecting with Queer community amongst other audiences.

Vanessa Wright Senior Producer
Thom Smyth Producer

Presentation History

Carriageworks Bay 20 | Presented in association with Sydney WorldPride
Sydney, NSW

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

24 Hour Grumble Boogie is produced by Performing Lines, and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; Sydney WorldPride, and the Bundanon Trust. It is presented by Carriageworks with Performance Space.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.