Saturday 15th February 2020
Sunday 16th February 2020
York Theatre, Seymour Centre
Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St
Created by Mama Alto and Maude Davey
Australia’s biggest line-up of trans and gender-diverse performers to ever share a main stage come together to flip gender dysphoria on its head and explore the distinctive joys that can come with being trans.
After sell-out, world premiere performances at the 2019 Midsumma Festival and 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival, cabaret icons Mama Alto and Maude Davey return to Mardi Gras with the next iteration of Gender Euphoria. The ensemble explores gender, identity and personhood in what is a celebration of queer voices, and a rallying cry to empower trans communities and artistic practices. Music, dance, comedy, burlesque, circus, poetry and much that defies any label will come together to seduce and transport you, as emerging talents rub shoulders with some of our stage greats. You’ll also be privy to many familiar faces showing a side you’ve never seen before. Humming beneath the laughter and delight is a sincerity and optimism that allows for real change and acknowledges the complex, messy humanity we all share. This joyous binary-exploding celebration will make your heart sing.
★★★★ "A liberating, joyful and poignant celebration of difference." - The Age