Gathering of the City<h4>M~M Artists</h4>
May
4
9:30 PM21:30

Gathering of the City

M~M Artists

Gathering of the City welcomes Canoe and the walkers to the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark. Choirs and dancers from all parts of the municipality converge as Canoe and it’s entourage of walkers enter Johnstone Park at the end of day one. Walkers are invited to walk a ‘lap of honour’ around the ceremony circle as part of this gathering. Be ready to sing your heart out as the massed choir and dancers create an infectious celebratory atmosphere, a nourishing for tired feet.

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Mx.Red<h4>Jonathan Homsey</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Mx.Red

Jonathan Homsey

Embark on a duet with Mx.Red and their lover but you must be invited. The tables turn as the performer selects who gets to join this polyamorous relationship. Beavs Bar is a portal to see the body of Mx.Red. Mx.Red is from another dimension made by artist Jonathan Homsey using motion capture technology, augmented reality and live performance to create an experience of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.

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The Way We Were<h4>Bonkel Theatre, Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell.</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

The Way We Were

Bonkel Theatre, Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell.

  • Corner of James Street and Little Malop Street (map)
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Bonkel Theatre combines original music and puppetry performance by Melbourne artists Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell. 

Set in the early 20th century, Krysler Von Kapitalism courts Socialism, aiming to expose her to the wonders of capitalism as he sees it! The inevitable demise of the relationship comes to pass as he realises there is absolutely no place for her in his future. 

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

  • Moorabool Street Under Home House Balcony (map)
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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Kubilas<h4>The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group</h4>
May
4
8:30 PM20:30

Kubilas

The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group

Geelong's Lithuanian Dance Group will surprise viewers with their lively pop-up performance of "Kubilas" - one of the oldest dances in the Lithuanian repertoire traditionally performed in May with the dancers encircling a symbolic harvest basket in a lively ritual of "earth worship" asking pagan gods for the gift of fertility.

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
8:15 PM20:15

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

  • Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar (map)
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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Kubilas<h4>The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group</h4>
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Kubilas

The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group

Geelong's Lithuanian Dance Group will surprise viewers with their lively pop-up performance of "Kubilas" - one of the oldest dances in the Lithuanian repertoire traditionally performed in May with the dancers encircling a symbolic harvest basket in a lively ritual of "earth worship" asking pagan gods for the gift of fertility.

Performances 8pm & 8:30 for 15 Minutes.

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The Earth Collective<h4>Andrea Robertson and Special Guests</h4>
May
4
7:45 PM19:45

The Earth Collective

Andrea Robertson and Special Guests

One big non-stop jam session by a diverse mix of local musicians, both young and old and from the well-known to the lesser known, but all sharing common ground with their passion and flare for music. This unique collection of musicians will deliver an earthy, organic and edgy session of blues/roots/folk/rock/country inspired music for GAD audiences.

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Gnomeless<h4>David Dellafiora, Sue Hartigan and Teresa Lawrence</h4>
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Gnomeless

David Dellafiora, Sue Hartigan and Teresa Lawrence

Gnomeless is an installation of gnomes in their true form, earth elementals, standing on piles of earth and treasure in the shadows. Dimly lit, of earth and stone, the gnomes are dispossessed and despised guardians of the underground. A limited edition of the Small Issue will be published in celebration of Geelong After Dark and offered to those able see the true nature of the gnome.

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Miss Drysdale & Miss Newcombe, lady squatters<h4>Liz McGrath</h4>
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Miss Drysdale & Miss Newcombe, lady squatters

Liz McGrath

Keen to hear the voices of women from Geelong’s past, I stumbled on the story of two quirky and fascinating very early settlers: Anne Drysdale (1792-1853) and Caroline Newcomb (1812-1892). Despite an age gap of 20 years the women were partners, living together on the Bellarine and running a successful property between the Barwon River and Point Henry.

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Earth/Life<h4>Timothy Sheed</h4>
May
4
7:25 PM19:25

Earth/Life

Timothy Sheed

  • Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar (map)
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A presentation of poetry and storytelling around the theme of EARTH/LIFE with an audio backdrop of birdlife recorded early morning in the Brisbane Ranges. Mankind has an intimate relationship with the earth. Listeners will be drawn into this intimate space through the spoken word and the sounds of the Australian bush.

Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar

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OUR MARJ!<h4>Wendy Grose</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

OUR MARJ!

Wendy Grose

  • Moorabool Street Under Home House Balcony (map)
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From farm-life in Deans Marsh, to winning the Sun Aria in Geelong in 1928, to conquering the Paris Opera, Marjorie Lawrence’s incredible story – brought to life in a mini show by local celebrated operatic soprano Wendy Grose - illustrates how being well grounded allows one to rise to unexpected heights.

Shows 10 minutes each beginning at 7pm, 7:40pm and 8pm

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Earth, Wind and Fire<h4>Callum Watson</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Earth, Wind and Fire

Callum Watson

Earth, Wind and Fire, a work by award-winning Surf Coast composer Callum Watson performed by Jessica Zuk (Piccolo) and Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet).

This technically challenging yet sublime work explores the scope of earthy sounds that can be produced by this uniquely versatile combination of instruments.

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Earthscape<h4>Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Jem Savage</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Earthscape

Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Jem Savage

  • North side of Library steps (loading Dock) (map)
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Sound artists and performers Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett are joined by Jem Savage to premiere their new work Earthscape. It looks from earth outward to science and the cosmos in Dish, and inward in Probe exploring how human actions have consequences. Scope suggests a better balance in the future, watching the environment through sound, video, sculpture and live performance.

Performance Times 7pm, 8pm, 9pm for 23 minutes each

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Lantunda<h4>Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lantunda

Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community

The Rotunda at Johnstone Park, will transform into a giant glowing lantern from which images will dance and play to create a world of colour, shadow and light to tell the story of the Celtic Sea God Mannanon! Lantunda is a community arts project in partnership with National Celtic Festival, a Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community.

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The Earth Collective<h4>Andrea Robertson and Special Guests</h4>
May
4
6:45 PM18:45

The Earth Collective

Andrea Robertson and Special Guests

One big non-stop jam session by a diverse mix of local musicians, both young and old and from the well-known to the lesser known, but all sharing common ground with their passion and flare for music. This unique collection of musicians will deliver an earthy, organic and edgy session of blues/roots/folk/rock/country inspired music for GAD audiences.

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Caisson<h4>Joel Zika</h4>
May
4
6:40 PM18:40

Caisson

Joel Zika

Caisson is a disruptive projected artwork that redefines a laneway space in central Geelong. From key vantage points the work creates a trompe l'oeil that changes the way people view and interact with the banal spot chosen for this work. Artist Joel Zika invites participants to explore this fantastic mural projection as they manoeuvre through the streets of Geelong, people will be entranced as abstracted forms break through the grey brick facade.

(30mins looped) 6.40, 7.40, 8.40pm

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Terra Firma<h4>Rebecca Hosking</h4>
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Terra Firma

Rebecca Hosking

Terra firma explores our connection to earth and elements of the life it supports. Step off the asphalt and onto the earth.

Photographic and video of footage below and above earth is presented as a Projection Art piece. Includes footage from and of the Great Ocean Road, Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, The Otway’s, Anglesea Heath and the Ningaloo Reef.

Showing half past the hour at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm.

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 Boondies from the Bards Garden<h4>International Actors Ensemble</h4>
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Boondies from the Bards Garden

International Actors Ensemble

  • Pop up in little malop street central and Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Aitchinson Place (map)
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To “unfix their earthbound root”, the International Actors Ensemble – a multinational, multilingual theatre company formed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London – after tours in Mexico and South Korea continue their journey by traversing “this goodly frame, the earth” through Australia, with a series of sonnets, monologues, and scenes from the Bard."

Playing: 6.30 - 7.30pm and 8.30 - 9pm

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Earth, Wind and Fire<h4>Callum Watson</h4>
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Earth, Wind and Fire

Callum Watson

  • Roving in Zone 3 starting Corner of Moorabool & Malop (near female toilets) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Earth, Wind and Fire, a work by award-winning Surf Coast composer Callum Watson performed by Jessica Zuk (Piccolo) and Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet).

This technically challenging yet sublime work explores the scope of earthy sounds that can be produced by this uniquely versatile combination of instruments.

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