Radical Rituals

Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $32.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Group: $22.00
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Listed by: Midsumma Festival

Dare to surrender to desire? Find cathartic release? Joyous and rebellious, this is a queer punk cabaret of the divine kind. Join glamdrogynous drag deity Glitterfist as they spread the gospel of love, rage, and filth alongside a spectacular line-up of gender-bending artists. Worship at sacred installations. Feast upon radical rituals of drag, burlesque and performance art celebrating our innate fabulousness.

We find our identities off the beaten path. We desire in ways erased from sex ed. We grieve for generations. We celebrate our resilience. We dance in the streets until dawn.
This is our place of worship. And we build it ourselves.
Last Midsumma Festival, "Glitterfist: Libertine" left audiences feeling empowered; Radical Rituals will leave you feeling transformed.

Radical Rituals is written and directed by Bree Zilla, the genderqueer performance art shapeshifter behind Glitterfist and Ziggy Discoballs. Bree was the creator and co-producer of successful cult cabaret "Glitterfist: Libertine" for Midsumma Festival in 2018. They have spread gender-bending smut and glitter across numerous shows, including Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Gaytimes Festival, Australian Burlesque Festival, Oz Kink Fest, MAX FREAK, and Honcho Disko.
Sarah X Spandex is an independent Melbourne producer powerhouse co-producing Radical Rituals. Sarah discovered her love for producing in 2016 with her successful debut production Planet of the Kings for Melbourne Fringe, of which she was also a performer and writer. In 2017 she co-produced the Midsumma spectacle "Glitterfist: Libertine" which sold out multiple shows in its first season. Sarah also currently produces Kong’s Kings and Twink Ascending.

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