The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.
By its very nature, we celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture, contributing multi-disciplinary creative risk-taking to the East Sydney Creative Precinct. Come and be the first audience to witness new work fresh out of the rehearsal room and by doing so, support Independent Artists with income and feedback to propel the work on to stages across Sydney.
Fri 25 Oct at 8pm
Sat 26 Oct at 8pm
Dido, the Queen of Carthage, falls in love with Aeneas. The gods have other ideas: they doom the lovers. Dido, despairing, kills herself. Purcell’s classic chamber opera interpreted afresh with a youthful, queer, subverted lens. Tickets available for $20.
Fri 8 Nov at 8pm
The ultimate variety stage spectacular about the simultaneous suffering and hilarity of being alive. Tim and Eric meets Waiting for Godot after inhaling a lot of unspecified drugs; exaggerated and obscure dance theatre mocking the everyday human, and of course ourselves in hot pink suits. Tickets available for $20.
Sun 10 Nov at 2pm
A hi-fidelity dance party for music lovers played through a vintage, fully analogue, audiophile sound system. Dance to a wide range of deep, soulful & uplifting music, taking in funk, soul, jazz, boogie, fusion, electronica and with an emphasis on disco and deep house as our dance and musical journey progresses. Tickets available for $20
Fri 15 Nov at 8pm
Sat 16 Nov at 8pm
A performative lecture on mushrooms, storytelling whilst popping nangs. This new experimental solo performance explores the control we do/don't have over our URL identities in a post-truth world. #trippy #lol #posttruthbaby. Tickets available for $20.
Fri 29 Nov at 8pm
Sat 30 Nov at 8pm
A one-man show exploring the self-discovery of a Queer, hard of hearing/Deaf man being a part of two worlds. Coming out at the time of the Marriage Equality Plebiscite has impacts both negative and positive on him and his journey towards identity. Tickets available for $20.
Fri 6 Dec at 8pm
Engaging the classic Japanese cinema performance style of Benshi where a narrator voices various characters and narrates the film with an accompanying musician, this unique performance takes the concept to a time when fame, brand and persona have filtered from our cinema screens to our phones and everyday existences. Tickets available for $20.
Fri 13 Dec at 8pm
A series of nights that mix dance, talks, films, DJs and local history to provide a platform for Sydney’s eclectic eccentrics to tell their stories. Diving into the rich past of East Sydney the series will highlight the struggles, triumphs, revolutions, legends and infamous tales that show that this city is more than meets the eye. Tickets available for $20.
Fri 20 Dec at 8pm
What do you long for deep in your spirit? Exploring the intimate process of waiting for the things that we most hope for. An experimental music-based performance devised from poetry, movement and vocal improvisation, with influences from baroque and electronic music. Tickets available for $20