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Tidal Wave

Where: Raw Dance, 46 Evesham St, Moorooka, Queensland

Restrictions: 15+

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  • General Adult: $35.00
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Brisbane-based dance collective Vibe Creative will premiere their latest show, Tidal Wave at Raw Dance Studios, Moorooka in September. Inspired by the stigmas, taboos, and social injustices of mental illness, Tidal Wave explores the struggles faced by those dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental disorders and examines the social, economic and psychological conditions that impact sufferers, their friends and family.

Known for baring her soul, producer and choreographer Vanessa Friscia creates multimedia works that challenge our thinking and provoke change through dialogue. “The aim of Vibe Creative is to throw light on social issues that most of us would rather ignore, and what better way to do it than through dance,” says Vanessa who established the Collective in 2016 following her own battle with depression and anxiety.

In this, her fourth production, Vanessa and her cast leverage the traditions of Hip Hop and Contemporary dance to explore themes that are seldom addressed in street culture and by combining movement with poetry—much of it inspired by cast members—the four men and seven women of the Collective deliver a deeply personal, innovative and exciting dance experience that is both uplifting and heart wrenching.

Audience members familiar with Vanessa’s work will recognize the bold signature dance moves which alternate with lyrical passages that convey intimate emotions and interactions. Those who are new to Hip Hop and Contemporary street styles will find the visual spectacle and emotional resonance of her work captivating.

Tidal Wave will no doubt make you smile, and may move you to tears, but most importantly, it will leave you feeling empowered—confident that no matter what life throws at you—there is hope.

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