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Dance

[MIS]CONCEIVE

Presented by Thomas E.S. Kelly in partnership with Supercell, Blakdance and Brisbane Powerhouse

Combining Aboriginal cultural knowledge with contemporary gestural motifs, [MIS]CONCEIVE’s fusion of hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate.

Through the mash-up of traditional and contemporary styles that simultaneously reject, reveal and re-educate modern (mis)understandings of Indigenity, [MIS]CONCEIVE argues that ‘knowledge’ does not equal comprehension. Books are not their covers. One size does not fit all.

A high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories, [MIS]CONCEIVE brings audiences through the past, to understand the present and move forward into a better future.

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[MIS]CONCEIVE's power is in the riveting choreography and dance performance. Fierce and exciting, I'm eager to see what Kelly will do next.

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Thomas E.S. Kelly is a proud Bundjalung and Wiradjuri man of Queensland and New South Wales. He works with multiple art forms including choreography, dance, theatre, music composition, puppetry and teaching and his performance credits include Long Grass (Vicki Van Hout), Am I (Shaun Parker & Company), Dinosaur Zoo (ERTH Visual & Physical Inc) and 1770: A Tale Not Often Told (Founding Modern Australia).

Thomas creates work that offers audiences an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal Australia and where that fits into to the modern world, acknowledging the past, to understand the present.

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.