Review | Body Map

Subculture supernova

GLITTA Supernova, a Central Coast performance artist who has regularly toured Australia and New Zealand, is bringing her award-winning new show, Body Map, to Newcastle’s Royal Exchange, with performances on Saturday, April 29, at 8pm.

The show, which includes a mix of experimental theatre, storytelling and the absurd, won  awards at this year’s Dunedin Fringe Festival for best in fringe, best cabaret and outstanding performer.

Glitta Supernova describes Body Map as a look at our capacity to transform despite the odds, with red light surrealism bridging the gap between single lane objectification and the two-lane intimacy highway.

Her motto is “Let everything private be made public”.

She notes that navigating who we are has never been tougher, with access blocked with the promise of beauty and perfection.

“The personal highway to our soul is in multilane gridlock, diversions from the self at every exit”.

The hour-long show includes absurdist skits, social commentary and physical comedy.

And she warns that “As I have not yet been appropriated, normalised or groomed into shame you’ll be accepting some risk of objectionable, offensive, unlawful, deceptive or harmful content to be known hereon as an authentic human experience that’s not been sanitised and curated for ‘likes’.”

Much of the story is drawn from events in the 1980s and 90s, and Sydney subculture. 

Tickets for Body Map are $25 and can be booked through trybooking.  

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