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.
MKA | Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion
In Fitzroy Gardens, next to the Tudor Village and the Fairies Tree, near Clarendon Street. A 2 min walk from Jolimont Rail Station.
Hayley Edwards, Milo Hartill,
Deirdre Khoo, Romaine McSweeney, Zoe Resnick
Set + Costume:
Oliver Lacoon Williamson
Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
MKA’s Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion aka The Pavilion at Fitzroy Gardens is managed by Creative Spaces, a program of the City of Melbourne
Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise premiere season will be presented as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival 2022.