If' there's not dancing at the revolution,
I'm not coming
Created and Performed by Julia Croft
Directed by Virginia Frankovich
This is a work to wake us up a little.
This is a party.
This is a poem.
This is a call to arms.
If there’s not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming is a rich contemporary performance collage of film scripts, pop songs, elaborate costumes, comedy, dance and live art, all stretched teased shattered and reassembled in order to challenge the treatment of women’s bodies in popular culture. If There’s Not Dancing uncovers the collective fantasies underneath these bodies, intervenes and explodes them into feminist confetti.
If There’s Not Dancing premiered in September 2015 at The Basement in Auckland New Zealand to rave reviews and sold-out houses. It has since been re-performed in Auckland in February 2016 and toured to Wellington in April 2016. It had a full month run at the prestigious Summerhall venue as part of the 2016 Edinburgh fringe Festival where played to an overwhelming audience response including a 4 star review from The Scotsman. It has also been performed at the Blue Room, Perth (2017) as part of the Art, Not Apart festival in Canberra (2017), Melbourne Fringe (2017), where it was nominated for Best Live Art, Nelson Arts Festival (2017) and Singapore Fringe Festival (2018). It will next be performed as part of the Southland Arts Festival.
"one of the best pieces of theatre i have ever witnessed" -Theatrescenes
"Audacious, Liberating, Outstanding" Theatreview
"Post modern performance art meets power pop politics - powerfully delivered. i loved it with a vengeance. I want to join her revolution." Total theatre
SHOW TRAILER: HERE
The List (Edinburgh)
Total Theatre (Edinburgh)
Art Murmurs (NZ)
From the Turnstiles (Perth)