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“Not only is Joel one of our country’s best dancers, he is one of the most charismatic performers I have ever come across. We’re thrilled to be presenting the Sydney premiere of  this cabaret-dance-trivia amalgam.” Rachel Chant, Festival Director

Sydney Premiere

This is Joel. Joel is a VERY serious, VERY important performance artist. Joel makes VERY important ‘dance works’ about issues that you should definitely care about. Please please come and see Joel’s VERY important show…

No-one needs that!

I Liked It, But… (I Didn’t Know What the F#!k it was About) goes where few ‘experimental contemporary immersive performance’ works dare to tread – out of the theatre and into the bar, to see what passes the ‘pub test’.

Grab a drink and enjoy some tunes with Joel and local musicians for a Pub Trivia Night about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff he’s ever had to see on and off the stage. Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how dance even gets made, and why we should care.

“A fun night out with friends where you can also learn a little something about dance history and the inner workings of a leading Australian dance artist’s creative process.” Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane


Thu 7 – Sat 9 July: 7.30pm
Sun 10 July: 5pm LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM

Accessibility Info:
  • There are a number of wheelchair seating locations in our Festival venues. We encourage you to read about the accessibility of the Bondi Bowlo. To book accessible seating, please call or email Bondi Festival.
  • LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM There will be an Auslan Interpreted performance of I Liked It, But… on Sunday 10 July.
  • Seats are reserved for Auslan users to ensure a good view of the interpreters. Customers requiring this service can purchase an Auslan allocated ticket below.
  • This is a Sight No Obstacle event.
  • 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/Choreographer Joel Bray
Musician Benjamin Fraser McKenzie
 Lucie Sutherland
Executive Producer Veronica Bolzon

Meet the Creator:

Naarm-based Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri dancer and performance-maker who performed with European companies and choreographers and with Chunky Move. Joel’s intimate dance-theatre encounters in unorthodox spaces spring from his Wiradjuri heritage, and use humour to engage audiences in rituals about sex, history, trauma and healing. Joel’s works – Biladurang, Dharawungara, Daddy, Considerable Sexual License and I Liked It, BUT… – have toured to the Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Midsumma, Auckland, LiveWorks and Dance Massive Festivals and Arts Centre Melbourne. Joel was the 2019 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow, a New Breed choreographer with Sydney Dance Company and is Chunky Move’s inaugural Choreographer-in-Residence.

Benjamin Fraser is simply a wild and outlandish collection of memories and molecules. Singing and existing are his specialities and he is also quite fond of doing day-to-day activities such as taking the dog for a walk and having a healthy breakfast. Indulge in lush tones and be serenaded by this flailing frenzy as you embark upon your audio/vision quest into a state of what can only be described as absolutely reasonable; if not slightly immaculate.

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Time: Various Times

Duration: 75mins

Dates: 7 - 10 July

Price: $30.00

Venue: Bondi Bowlo

Age Recommendation: 16+

! Course Language. Recommended Age: 16+

Address: 1 Warners Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026

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