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Streaming dates & times

Friday 13 Nov
9:00 PM
Saturday 14 Nov
9:00 PM
Monday 16 Nov
9:00 PM
Tuesday 17 Nov
9:00 PM
Wednesday 18 Nov
9:00 PM

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Running Time 35 minutes

Price range

Choose Your Price
$15.00 recommended for waged audiences

Tickets are available for purchase via Melbourne Fringe. Choose Your Price at time of booking, or select the Pay After price type to pay what you feel after the event.

Booking fees are not applicable to Choose Your Price events, however other fees and charges may apply.

An anti-tragedy and participatory biography created by Jonathan Homsey.

Enter the life of two Maggies in a 30-minute dance film where childhood in China and adulthood in Australia are explored. I Am Maggie is an improvised work using street, contemporary and Chinese cultural dance vocabularies danced by Maggie “Madfox” Chen and Maggie “Maggz” Zhu. This dance film tells the collective story of resilience, ancestral connection, female empowerment and freedom.

Soft power, fuelled by Audio Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), transforms quiet whispers and minute movements into roars of exclamation and choreography of proclamation. Based on a 'Mad Libs' style script co-written by the community in August 2020, I Am Maggie puts you, the viewer, in the driver's seat to embody the unique energy these Maggies possess.

I Am Maggie is a sonic and visual experience customised for headphones or a surround sound stereo system.


Glossary

ASMR: An Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a tingling sensation associated with positive emotion stimulated by an auditory or visual experience.

Mad Libs: A popular word game in the US where one person prompts others for a list of words to substitute blank spaces within a story. Watch an example of how it works from The Tonight Show.


About the Artist

Jonathan Homsey is an artist fascinated in the intersection of street dance, visual art, and social engagement. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where his award-winning choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context to interdisciplinary installations across Australasia and Japan. He is also passionate curator who has worked with institutions from Melbourne Museum to Footscray Community Arts Centre. Jonathan’s choreographic and curatorial practice uses intuitive movement to inform works that explore utopian worlds and emotional connection.


Image by Wild Hardt.


Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

  • Melbourne Fringe 2020

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