Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t

Betty Grumble

“Transformative and WILD. See Grumble” – Peaches

Funny, filthy, deeply felt, unapologetic, full-frontal….She reclaims pleasure and joy as a pathway to catharsis, and parallels the personal with the political.” – Time Out

Transformative and WILD. See Grumble”– Peaches

Hello Bodies… After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar, Betty Grumble – performance artist Emma Maye Gibson re-emerges, bringing her latest offeringEnemiesOf Grooviness Eat Sh!tback to the stage as a mantric wish.

This show is a self reflective, regenerative dive into the compost bin of making and moving through the trouble; of defying the ever-present cultures of violence and ecocide. Bowing to the powers of Grief and Love Energy, Rage Energy, Hope Energy & Fuck Energy, Gibson invites you to sit with and honour the legacy of makers, mentors, friends, lovers and ‘enemies’ that have formed an ecosystem of aliveness within the perils of eco-grief and structures that certainly no longer serve us.

Across the season Gibson returns Grumble from whence she came, performing an unfurling of the eco-feminist seeping carapace that gave her a way to heal, feel and defy the damn enemies of grooviness that keep, her, them, you, all of us down.

“Grumble does not belong to me, she belongs to the universe. Like the fractal landscape of a flower, like a drag face on the bum of a caterpillar. She has held me, and at this threshold of maturation, I let her become and unbecome me. Thank You Body!”

 

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t is poetry, tribute, a rock n roll performance art collision, love scene and revenge fantasy. An unshaming dance and a chance to allow ourselves to be seen. You are invited into a sensual, surreal and sublime experience of an all singing, dancing, howling and loving cabaret du Sex Clown. Let’s have fun.

WARNING Strictly 18+

Energetic Advisory: Strobe, Incense Burning, Loud Music, Full Frontal Nudity, Discussion of Intimate Partner Violence, Discussion of Sexual Violence, Discussion of Ecocide, Sex Scenes, Discussion of Death & Grief, More Full Frontal Nudity, Love Energy, Rage Energy, Hope Energy, Fuck Energy, and even more joyfully wetter full frontal nudity!

Credits

Creator
Emma Maye Gibson

Performer
Betty Grumble

Performer / Stage Manager
Megana Holliday

 

Dramaturg / Art Doula
Victoria Spence

Dramaturgical Team
Dr Vivienne Linsley, Charlotte Farrell & Dr Annie Sprinkle

Care Consultant
Stella Delight

Sound Design
Betty Grumble & stereogamous

Biofeedback technology & composition
Dr Vivienne Linsley & Ross Symington

Pussy Print Flag
Ms Saffaa

Costume Design
Matthew Stegh & Haus of Helmutti

Lighting Design & Operator
Alex Torney

Produced by Performing Lines

Current dates & tickets

10–13 August
The Rechabite
Perth, WA
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16–20 August
Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin Festival
Darwin, NT
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14–16 September
The Tivoli, Brisbane Festival
Brisbane, QLD
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Information for Presenters

This production is available for national and international touring.

Thom Smyth Producer
Marion Potts Executive Producer

Presentation History

2022
Vivid Sydney, Eveleigh Works
Sydney, NSW
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Full Presentation History for Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t

2020
The Red Rattler Theatre
Marrickville, NSW
2022
Vivid Sydney, Eveleigh Works
Sydney, NSW

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t is produced & presented by Performing Lines in association with 107 Projects and Eveleigh Works as part of Vivid Sydney 2022. This project is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and Create NSW; the City of Sydney; and was originally supported by The Red Rattler Theatre.

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