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The Rapture

03 9662 9966

29 Jun 2017, 30 Jun 2017, 1 Jul 2017

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2 Jul 2017, 5 Jul 2017, 6 Jul 2017, 7 Jul 2017, 8 Jul 2017, 8 Jul 2017, 9 Jul 2017, 12 Jul 2017, 13 Jul 2017, 14 Jul 2017, 15 Jul 2017, 15 Jul 2017, 16 Jul 2017

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, debuts her major new work, The Rapture; a transcendent emporium of gothic-erotic dreams, rock ‘n’roll angels, literary genius, soul-searing music, and total art.

You will step into an underground treasure lair dripping with visual art relics, an otherworldly choir, and skin-shedding tales to witness the ultimate showdown – art vs extinction – who will win in the race to the end of the world?

Moira Finucane has been hailed as ‘transcendent’ by audiences across five continents and described by critics as ‘exquisité’, ‘the volcanic physical presence’, ‘mesmerizing’, and as a ‘national treasure’.

Her new production The Rapture sets fire to her past variety work, reincarnating Finucane as a transformer, a snake always shedding her skin, writhing through a visual feast of prophecy, Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, apocalyptic fairy tales. Immersed in a visual and aural landscape created by internationally renowned sculptors William Eicholtz & Catherine Lane; visual artists from Arts Projects Australia; sonic genius Shinjuku Thief and a catacomb choir of beyond-genre voices: from heavenly voiced counter-tenor diva Mama Alto, smoky chanteuse Clare St Clare and 82-year-old heartbreaking songbird Shirley Cattunar.

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Type Entry cost
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$25.00 - $98.00

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