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“When I saw this show I cried, I cheered and I left both shaken and pumped up. Pink Matter are incredible and I feel so lucky to have them in this year’s program.” – Rachel Chant, Festival Director on Betwixt

A reckoning and purging of cosmic proportions.

Brisbane-based collective Pink Matter are here to usher street dance into new theatrical realms in this “truly phenomenal” new work (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane).

A rallying cry for the street dancing community, Betwixt fuses spoken word and street dance to share stories of ruin and resilience; to celebrate diversity and to explore rich and rousing cultural perspectives, through an exploration of identity, upbringing, relationships and sense of self.

“An enthralling blend of street dance… and the spoken word” – Creative Futures on Betwixt

“Super fun, fiercely staunch, mega hot, and serving home truths all at the same time.” – Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

“Arresting, fierce, explosive – Betwixt is a piece of artistic prowess.” – Binge Fringe Magazine

WINNER: Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Dance 2023
WINNER: Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award, Pick of the Week

Check out Betwixt’s workshops for Bondi Festival:

Times:

Thu 13 – Sat 15 July: 7pm
Sun 16 July: 5pm

Accessibility Info:
  • LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM This event will be Auslan interpreted on Friday 14 July.
  • Seats are reserved for Auslan users to ensure a good view of the interpreters. Customers requiring this service should phone or email after purchasing tickets to reserve seats.
  • There are a number of wheelchair seating locations in our Festival venues. To book accessible seating, please call or email Bondi Festival.
  • Bondi Festival accepts Companion Cards. Companion Card holders are required to phone or email their valid Companion Card number and expiry date.
  • Click here for more information about accessibility at Bondi Festival.
Presented by:

Creator Pink Matter (Presented by Metro Arts)
Director/Performer Wanida Serce
Writer/Performer Huda Fadlelmawla
Performer/Collaborator Amy Zhang
Performer/Collaborator Joshua Taliani
Performer/Collaborator Jazi Othman
Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Technical Manager Steven May
Dramaturg Lisa Fa’alafi

Meet the Creator:

Pink Matter is a street dance collective committed to gender empowerment through music, dance and style. Led by Wanida Serce (Commonwealth Games; Special Olympics; Australia’s Got Talent), the ultimate girl gang includes some of the most in demand performance artists and internationally renowned choreographers. Between running community events and training the next street dancers in various styles, Pink Matter has found their groove in bridging the worlds of theatre and street dance. Their debut work, The Type, was part of Brisbane Festival’s ‘Working Title’ program and premiered in a sell-out season at Metro Arts in 2020. Back in a rallying cry for the street-dancing scene, Betwixt was developed as part of Metro Arts’ ‘Company In Residence’ program and premiered to sold-out audiences at Mad Dance Festival in June 2022. The Betwixt cast is comprised of five professional, Brisbane-born artists; Wanida Serce (founder of Pink Matter and director), Huda Fadlelmawla (writer), Jazi Othman, Joshua Taliani and Amy Zhang.

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