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Now Pieces & Make It Up Club

Make It Up Club, Kevin Jeynes and Amaara Raheem

9 December 2021

Sylvia Staheli Theatre, Dancehouse


See Make it Up Club and all 4 Now Pieces for $60

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After coexisting for 23 years in Fitzroy, two of Melbourne’s improvised performance icons finally meet. Together they will present a one-off event in which sound and movement-based artists share the performance space for one hour. Watch as five musicians and six dancers join to make emergent performance for emergent times.

Curators: Make It Up Club, Kevin Jeynes and Amaara Raheem 
Tony Yap, Lillian Steiner, Theo Cassidy, Josie Weise, Devika Bilimoria, Daniel Jenatsch (electronics), Aarti Jadu (voice), Sooji Kim (electronics), Kirri Büchler (double bass), Evelyn Morris (drums)

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Amaara Raheem is a movement artist, writer and researcher working to push the edges and boundaries of what dance can be, or become. She works as a solo and collaborative artist mainly on projects that engage with movement and words; communities and landscapes. More recently she’s been working as a curator, engaged in forms of interdisciplinary exchange, seeking to bring practices of care to performing as well as processes of doing and togethering.

Kevin Jeynes is variously an improvisational performance artist, educator, and arts inclusive psychotherapist. He has been a Lecturer and Supervisor in the Master of Therapeutic Arts Practice Program at The MIECAT Institute since 1999, at campuses in both Brisbane and Melbourne, and has maintained a private clinical practice since 1976. He has performed extensively throughout Australia at venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. His performance explorations have, over the past 20 years, incorporated movement, sound, song and text. Kevin trained extensively with Andrew Morrish, Tony Osborne and Al Wunder, each iconic practitioners and teachers of improvised performance in Australia.

Make It Up Club is an artist-run and curated, avant-garde experimental improvised music and sound art concert series presenting gigs every Tuesday night in Melbourne since 1998.

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