Moira Finucane, Empress of Burlesque Macabre, global performance chameleon, live artist, scientist, and genius magic realist brings home the next Chapter in her epic party on the edge of the abyss. The Rapture. Art vs Extinction. Chapter II. A transcendent, synaesthetic emporium of gothic-erotic dreams, rock’n’roll angels, soul searing music, porcelain icicles, couture, human sculpture, skin shedding tales and gesamtkunstwerk: a total work of art.
With more apocalypse, more hope, more extinction & more party than ever before.
Co-commissioned by Climakaze Miami and Mesto Zensk/City of Women Festival Slovenia, winner of The Climakaze Award for outstanding artwork in climate justice, met with universal acclaim in its 2017 Australian premiere fortyfivedownstairs, and chosen for exhibit at 2019 Prague Quadrennial
Now direct from Antarctica, Berlin and Australia’s red centre, Finucane returns with The Rapture Chapter II - a new glacier cracking, earth shattering incarnation. Joining her at the altar of a new world is incandescent jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva Mama Alto, and stage performance legend at 85 years old; Shirley Cattunar.
Plus the artworks of 30 acclaimed artists from every corner of our land.
Warning: Contains full frontal nudity, strong coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Simulated Blood
“I am speechless. I have just experienced something extraordinary. If you've never seen a Moira Finucane performance, you've probably never seen anything like it... buy your tickets now; in seeing this show you will feel like you're making history.” - Weekend Notes
“Underground and unforgettable, seductive and revolutionary, provocative and glorious”. ★★★★★ - Farsa Magazine, Buenos Aires
“The ecstasy of hope, the despair of disillusionment” ★★★★ - The Age
“Finucane is ‘the original’ of our time. The Rapture challenges ignorance, caresses the innocent foreheads of all children and ignites the healing of humanity.” ★★★★★ - Theatre People, Australia
“Finucane is the superdiva ... this is a permanent provocation” - Clarin, Argentina
“It is sublime. It is divine. It is dangerous" ★★★★1/2 - Planet Art
"She creates a new world, a new essence of woman" - Mesto Zensk, Slovenia
“Harrowing, confronting, bewitching, disturbing, grotesque, lyrical and continuously captivating" - The Plus Ones