Performance dates & times

Wednesday 23 Oct
6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:30 PM
Thursday 24 Oct
6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:30 PM
Friday 25 Oct
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Saturday 26 Oct
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Running Time 45 minutes (no interval)

Price range

When you buy tickets to other shows and events, get a 50% discount on your whole purchase
Youth (30 and under)
Artist Card
Arts Centre Melbourne Member
This event is for adults 18+ only
This event is part of Future Echoes, a festival highlighting young voices, new narratives and works in progress at Arts Centre Melbourne. We invite you to join us for four days to experience, contemplate, participate, celebrate and connect with the next generation of creative thinkers and performance makers. Discounts apply when booking tickets to multiple events.

How does your identity shape your experience of the city?
Escape Velocity invites you to Walk the City hand-in-hand with local trans and gender non-conforming young people on a unique journey offering gentle connection and fresh perspectives.

Who is holding whom in these tender exchanges? Do we walk together in solidarity or for protection? In protest or for pleasure? How are we reflected in the city, and what does the city reflect back to us?

Devised specifically as part of Escape Velocity in collaboration with St Martins, this project is a response to Cade’s internationally acclaimed Walking:Holding, which has toured the world inviting solo audience members to walk through towns holding hands with series’ of different local strangers.

Escape Velocity is a multi-discipline art project by St Martins, with live elements in development and a series of micro-films that have been produced in partnership with Minus18. In science escape velocity refers to the energy needed to overcome a powerful force of gravity. In our project, Escape Velocity is the call for society to build up a collective momentum and become allies to trans and gender non-conforming young people.

A participatory performance for one audience member at a time, Escape Velocity Walks the City invites radical empathy and asks what we see when we look at others, and how we feel when others look at us.

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