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Blowin' Up


Presented by the Substation for their curated Melbourne Fringe Season


BLOWIN’ UP was presented as one show comprised of three linked solos, and saw us each develop our individual choreographic capacities. BLOWIN’ UP focused strongly on the moving body and site-responsive making. 

Program notes:


BLOWIN’ UP is a series of three linked solo performances from the makers of THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING (Winner: Best Dance, 2015 Melbourne Fringe Awards). Contemporary dances that are a bit like performance, and contemporary performances that are a bit like dance, three strange takes on what it feels like to be alive. Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride present BLOWIN’ UP as part of The SUBSTATION's curated Melbourne Fringe Program.

In SNEAKY BASTARD Caroline lies in wait. In thick silence and with deep restraint, she plans and then lashes out. Come see the Murky Beauty dance.

In THE BUSH CAPITAL Alice is off on a journey. Torn between her impulses to either re-join the natural world, or to rule it, follow our heroine as she breaks down walls and faces up to some of life’s greatest hurdles.

With LYIN’ DOWN we can all relax. William brings us all together for a natter and a bit of a roll around. Part-storytime, part-awkward lap dance, part-hypnotism, part-requiem.

Winner of the Arts House Evolution Award at the Melbourne Fringe Awards.

Creation, choreography and performance:  Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride.


Lighting design: Jason Crick.


Sound design: Michael McNab with musical compositions from Kevin Lo.


photos and video by Mischa Baka

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