A dance conversation about politicians and sexism is coming to Albany

Natalie Allen performing in Julia. (JLG Photography )

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A thought-provoking solo dance performance reflecting on Julia Gillard’s experience as Prime Minister is coming to the Albany Entertainment Centre on June 4 and 5.

Albany will see the last two shows of the debut tour which explores themes of sexism, discrimination and violence as well as the wider culture of the #MeToo movement.

Director Sally Richardson said the performance aims to start a conversation about “timely and relevant issues”.

“JULIA is a powerhouse solo work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary dancers, Natalie Allen and is a really strong, bold and exciting style of performance,” she said

“It responds to the kind of experiences Julia Gillard had while she was Prime Minister but also still remains very potent issues.

“We found audiences anywhere between 20 to 80 and both men and women really enjoying the show, it’s not just a girl’s night out.”

Ms Richardson said before each show they have a chat about feminism and leadership with an influential woman.

“It’s about inviting people to consider that it’s time for change and another way of being,” she said.

“As a female artist and running my own production company, the challenges that are out there for women to tell women’s stories and share women’s experiences is very important to me as an artist.

“It’s also about finding a voice and using that voice.

“We can’t sit back anymore and I think there’s a feeling that we need to step up and speak to the world about how we want our society to be so it’s a great place for both men and women.”

The show starts at 7:30pm, for more information visit, https://tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au/events/julia-2021-ptt-aec

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