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Building on the success of their initial workshop as part of Clancestry 2019, our amazing Lublys are heading back into the Creative Space to look at the development of a new work.
Stay tuned for news on the next round of Creative Developments and public showings. You just never know when or where they are going to pop up!
To refresh, The Lublys are:
Dale Woodridge Brown
Dale Woodbridge-Brown is a Kamilaroi man from Mungindi. He trained at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in Brisbane. Since then he was featured as a choreographer on Move It Mob Style, performed at the Deadly Awards and at Gaarma Festival in Gove. He has been the MC and Ring Master for Circus OZ and an acrobat in the all-male cabaret Briefs: Close Encounters.
Dale has travelled to many places to perform, from Broadway in New York City where he was reviewed as a spot-on comedian by the New York Times. He has performed on stages in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London England, Sao Paulo Brazil, Madrid Spain, Edinburgh Scotland, Auckland New Zealand and every state and territory in Australia.
Chocolatte Boxx is Brisbane based drag performer for the past five years. She moved to Brisbane from NSW at the end 2010 to study at the Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts, majoring in dance. After finishing up at ACPA, wanting to still perform, she fell into drag and fell in love with the art form. With her career, hard work pays off, winning competitions including Queer Sister Smackdown 2016, Miss Sportsmans Hotel 2017 and most recently Miss First Nation 2019 along with Brisbane’s 58th annual Queens Ball Awards 2019 Drag Performer of the Year and The First Nation Leadership and Engagement Award.
Pearl Thompson is a proud Aboriginal woman. From an early age she always wanted to perform. She attended the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) from 2010 to 2014 and graduated with a Certificate III & IV in Diploma of Performing Arts. Pearl has performed at leading venues including The Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre, and the Judith Wright Centre for The Contemporary Arts.
As an independent artist, Pearl has explored different art forms and fell in love with circus after completing the BLAKflip and Strong Women program with Circus Oz. Her skill set includes dancing, group acrobatics, hoola hooping and bottle walking. She has been awarded the Indigenous Australian Circus Artist of 2019 by the Australian Circus Festival. She currently tours with the Indigenous Circus show Chasing Smoke and she wants to continue various artistic pursuits including exploring circus and creating new works by combining her knowledge of dance and theatre with circus.
Joshua Taliani a 26 year old Aboriginal/Italian man. He hails the Bidjara and Kullali people of central west Queensland. As a dancer and choreographer Joshua is a familiar face in the dance community, training and learning with different artists, he has studied classical dance as well as performing arts. Joshua has represented Australia in the world hip-hop championships multiple times as well as other competitions in the States.
He has appeared on Australia's Got Talent in 2013 with his dance crew which placed top three leading to dancing in a Timomatic music video. Joshua is now focusing on building upon the queer dance scene within the wider Brisbane community through the art of vogueing and raising awareness of this platform for queer people of colour.
Katya Lou-King is a drag performer based in Brisbane and is a proud member of the Kamilaroi (Coonabarabran NSW). Katya has been preforming since 2016 across Queensland from Ipswich, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. She regularly appears at the Sportsman Hotel where she is the fortnightly floor hostess for karaoke and occasionally preforms on VIP Thursday, Fab Friday’s and Top This.
Katya has also donated her time for CWC Charity Event every year since she started performing and continues to do so. She was nominated for Drag Performer of the Year 2019 and has won the Golden Glove challenge of OutBack Divas. Katya takes inspiration from all walks of life as it helps her grow as a person and as a performer and wants to continue her style, performance and creativity to help express herself and show the LGBTQ+ community what she’s got.
Kaylah Tyson is a Meerooni woman of the Gurang nation with ties also to the Ngugi people of the Quandamooka region. More than a hip hop artist, Kaylah completed a Diploma in Performing Arts at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA).
Kaylah is certainly no stranger to the stage. Over the years she has performed as part of Poetic Murriz and the multi award-winning crew, Impossible Odds. Her time as a solo artist as Kaylah Truth has also seen her supporting and hosting international artists including TLC, Kid Ink, Nelly, Naughty By Nature, B.O.B, Lupe Fiasco, Ciara, J.Holiday and Lady Leshurr.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country