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SOFT.co co-presented with Q Theatre as part of MATCHBOX 2021

Wednesday 11 August - Saturday 14 August, 7pm
Sunday 15 August, 5pm

Q Loft  305 Queen Street, Auckland Central

Perfectly balancing social provocation with relatable humanity, SOFT.co premiere their latest feminist contemporary dance theatre piece INFLATED REBEL. This rambunctious and innovative contemporary dance theatre offering is a genre-defying bid to challenge the binaries of obedience and rebellion, complete with oversized puffer jackets, blow-up pool toys, and inflatable set.

Bad woman. Self-inflatable insurgents in a temperate feminist cloud of rebellious intentions and depreciating values. INFLATED REBEL walks the bind of power in its deflations and violent softness. A queer breeding experiment where we kill the reared and feed the uncanny. Probing the binaries of orthodoxy and rebellion, courage and bravado, submission and humility, and asks, what happens when the only thing to fear is the babe itself?

With dance at the heart of its storytelling language, the morphing textile set becomes both a costume and a character, accompanying the pair of performers on a journey both outrightly humorous and deeply poignant.

Defining the intimate intersections between the female experience and the strange lands of their collective imagination, SOFT.co pose a series of questions in Inflated Rebel, such as how do we be a badder bad woman? Or conversely, how do you be a gooder good woman? Playful in the in-between, they hope the answers might scare us to death and/or climax.

INFLATED REBEL is part of Q Theatre’s Q’s Creative Development Programme MATCHBOX . MATCHBOX helps to catapult artists further into a professional sphere and companies to grow their work and audience.

Ticketing info
Full price: $29 + fees
Concession: $19 + fees
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Wheelchair access and seating available. For information on other accessibility requirements visit Q Theatre Accessibility Information ›

Covid-19 Information

Event may run at reduced capacity under Alert Level 2, subject to postponement under Alert Level 3 and 4.

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