MKA | PAVILION presents

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise

by Maki Morita

A clock turns backwards. A baby has lasers for eyes. A talking butterfly materialises in midair.


‘Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise’ takes a kaleidoscopic dive into a world of climate crises, cultural rebellion, and utopian dreams.


Part theatre, contemporary dance, and Riot Grrrl fanzine come to life; Morita’s anarchic and experimental work is about what it might take to create something beautiful and new out of ecological collapse.


Presented from the MKA | PAVILION pop-up theatre in the beautiful surrounds of the Fitzroy Gardens.

Maki Morita is a writer and performance maker living and working on unceded Wurundjeri country. She is currently putting together aa text-based artwork exhibiting at Linden New Art in 2022. She is also collaborating as dramaturg for Club Nite (Midsumma Festival). Her short film Mirage was selected for the Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2020 and the Setting Sun Film Festival 2020. 


Premiere Season
Jan 25 – Feb 5, 2022


MKA | Pavilion, Fitzroy Gardens



Maki Morita


Amelia Burke


Zoe Hollyoak


MKA | Pavilion is possible due to the support of City of Melbourne and Creative Spaces.

Ways To Drown A Fish premiere season will be presented as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival 2022.