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One of the UK’s most significant performance-makers, Bryony Kimmings, returns to Brisbane following her sold-out season of Fake it ‘til you Make it (2015).
I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony’s masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. She combines personal stories with epic film and original pop songs, in a powerful, dark and joyous tour de force.
In 2016, Bryony nearly drowned. Postnatal breakdowns, an imploding relationship and an extremely sick child left her sitting beneath the waves hoping she could slowly turn to shell.
Three years later and she is able to deal with life again. Who do we become after trauma? How do we turn pain into power? How do we fly instead of drown?
Tonight, a new legend will be created – an invincible and fearless woman.
★★★★★ “Kimmings’ deeply personal show is an exhilarating ride via pop video, horror movie, art installation and therapy session ... a double inspiration and a testimony both to human resilience and the healing properties of art.” The Guardian
Post-show Q&A: Friday, 20 September 2019
Recommended for those aged 14 years and older.
I’m A Phoenix, Bitch contains emotive content, strong language, sexual references, flashing lights and haze effects.
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Presented by QPAC and Brisbane Festival
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival and the British Council. Supported by Arts Council England using public funding. In association with Avalon.
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