26 January 2019

MIDSUMMA: Gender Euphoria - photos

MIDSUMMA
Gender Euphoria
Arts Centre Melbourne
Co-created by Mama Alto and Maude Davey
24 January 2019
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
one night only
artscentremelbourne.com.au

What a magnificent night. There were lots of happy tears and smiles that are only seen when a barrier is smashed.

During the curtain calls, when everyone was dressed in the trans flag colours of white, blue and pink, I had a moment when I realised that even a few years ago, many of these artists would only be seen in queer clubs or not at all; now they are on our main stages.

Gender Euphoria was the largest all trans and gender-diverse cast on a main stage major arts venue in Australia.

Let's break this record soon and hope that it won't be long before gender diverse and non-binary is as relevant as eye colour or shoe size.

Celebrate yourself. Accept love. Reject any boring, scared and ignorant voices.  Make dysphoria a useful word for Scrabble.

Be euphoric.


Amao Leota Lu (she). Photo by Alex Desaulniers-Lea
Bailee Rose (she). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea



 Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Fury (they) and Quinn Eades (they or he) Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea


Fury (they). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
Harvey Zielinski (he). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea


Mahla Bird (they) and Mama Alto (she). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Mahla Bird (they) and Quinn Eades (they or he). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea


Mahla Bird (they). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Le

Mama Alto (she). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea


Mx George Munro (they or she). by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea 
Nevo Zisin (they). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Miss Bailee Rose (she). Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
Quinn Eades (they or he). Phot by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea



Ned Dixon, backstage

Maude Davey, backstage



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