Tue 31 May

A little blow by blow of what's on at RISING from 1—5 June. It's a big week.

Bang Stop — Wed 1 June

Jim White and long-term collaborator and guitarist Emmett Kelly (aka The Double) are joined by brand-new collaborator Jo Lloyd, to create a physically and musically intense catharsis to open RISING.

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Sampa the Great : An Afro Future — Wed 1 and Thu 2 June

An Afro Future is Sampa the Great’s triumphant return to Melbourne, her first show in her one-time hometown in over two years. She's joined by previous collaborator KYE, sister Mwanjè, and C.FRIM on the decks.

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21 Pornographies — WED 1—SAT 4 JUNE

In 21 pornographies, Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen embarks on a no-holds-barred, one-woman exploration of power, submission and observation.

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Goon Sax with EXEK — Thu 2 June

Spend a night soaking in the prophetic post-punk of two Australian acts at the top of their game.

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Fart Fabulous — THU 2—SAT 4 JUNE

Fart Fabulous is a farty party for grands, grandkids and teenagers alike. A playful, punk variety show bursting with circus, drag, dance, visual art and live music.

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WORKING ON MY NIGHT MOVES is an intergalactic Wizard of Oz. A playful experiment in building feminist futures and a communal expedition to the star-cloaked corners of deep space.

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8/8/8 : WORK — Sat 4 June

The perfect work/life balance exists. 8 hours rest, 8 hours play, 8 hours of absurd corporate hell.

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Heavy Congress — Sat 4 June

A baptism of bass, colossal speaker stacks and cross-continental music culture. Feel The Forum shake.

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Still Lives : Melbourne — SUN 5 JUNE

The hallowed turf of the MCG replaced with the Great Hall of the NGV. Urgent issues, such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia within sporting culture are revealed through the knotty negotiation between bodies.

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