Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD

Returning to Metro Arts this December!
Camp and ridiculous, joyous and incisive, powerfully feminist and surprisingly touching, it’s a true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.
– Ads J, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle, present … Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD.

Two performers wander into a dusty room. Suddenly the space is illuminated, filled with vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Leotards reveal the truth of the body, underneath the most absurd layers of adornment. In LEOTARD, Boyle and Waters reveal the truths of these characters under their absurd adornment of mental sequins. LEOTARD is a timely exploration of the performance of womanhood via lashings of Lycra.

... funny and surprisingly poignant ... Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.
– Chloe Hutchins, Theatre Haus

Featuring real-life stories from female-identifying bodies from all walks (and dances) of life, LEOTARD combines video, song, dance with absurd physical comedy to create a joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter. LEOTARD debuted at the Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts in February 2020.

RETURN SEASON

Back by popular demand!

Grab your all of your friends for a rollicking night out, this festival-fav is back at Metro Arts in December 2021.

DATES

7.30pm, 9-18 December 2021
Preview: 7.30pm, 9 December 2021

LOCATION

New Benner Theatre at Metro Arts
97 Boundary Street, West End, QLD 4101

PRICES

General Admission: $42 + booking fee
Concession: $35 + booking fee
Group Bookings 6+: $35 per ticket + booking fees
Preview: $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased.

WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

Contains mild swearing or offensive language, adult themes and haze / smoke effects. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

BOOK TICKETS
Metro Arts
... two of Australia’s finest physical comedians that had the audience in stitches from beginning to end. If you missed this debut season, make sure to bedazzle all your bits in anticipation of its return.
– Ads J, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

Be involved!

Do you remember the first time you “dressed up”? When you pulled on a piece of clothing – be it a leotard, a home-made Halloween costume, or your first formal frock/ suit and you felt it change you somehow? Made you perform yourself differently? Filled you with that joyful buzz of specialness that comes from knowing you look EXTRAORDINARY?

In LEOTARD we want you to all feel that aweseomness again – and you can – from the comfort of your own living room!

We are inviting everyone in your community to be a part of the show – we’re going to teach you a super simple dance routine which you can then film and send to us. Come along to the show and see yourself dancing in the show – on the big screen!

How? It’s easy!

Welcome to your online dance class with Neridah from LEOTARD. The class runs for about 35 minutes.

Step 1: Clear a space in your living room.

Step 2: Put on some comfy clothes that you can move in.

Step 3: Set up a computer/ ipad where you can see it.

Step 4: Hit play on the video below.

Step 5: Do the class! There’s a warm up so that you are ready to move.

Step 6: Film yourself doing the dance. You can watch Neridah while you’re doing it. If you forget the moves, don’t worry! Just keep going. Film as much as you want, just on your phone. Wear whatever you like – your best dance gear or just your pjs!

Step 6: Send your video to: commonpeopledanceproject@gmail.com

Step 7: Book tix to LEOTARD and come and see yourself dancing on the big screen!

Here’s an example of people from all round the world dancing to one of Neridah’s tutorials:

Marketing images

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view. Photography by Jade Ellis, Lucas Stibbard and AJ Moller.

Promotional trailer

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Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD premier season was proudly supported by Brisbane City Council. The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.