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Moira Finucane’s Rapture: Art vs Extinction

4 September - 29 September

Finucane & Smith presents

Moira Finucane’s Rapture: Art vs Extinction

4 – 29 September 2019

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‘Harrowing, confronting, bewitching, disturbing, grotesque, lyrical and continuously captivating’ The Plus Ones



4 – 29 September 2019

opening night: Saturday 7 September
duration: 90 minutes including interval
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm
ticket price: $25 – $98
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains haze and nudity

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, a magic realist genius, an apocalyptic rock goddess, brings home Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss. The Rapture. Art vs Extinction. A transcendent, synaesthetic emporium of gothic-erotic dreams, rock’n’roll angels, soul searing music, porcelain icicles, couture, sculpture, skin shedding tales and total art gesamtkunstwerk.

Commissioned by Climakaze Miami and Mesto Zensk/City of Women Festival Slovenia, winner of the Climakaze Award for outstanding artwork in climate justice, and universally acclaimed in its 2017 Australian premiere at fortyfivedownstairs, The Rapture returns. Rapture Chapter II comes direct from Antarctica, Berlin, Prague and the Tibetan Plateau.

Come party at the edge of the abyss.

I am speechless. I have just experienced something extraordinary.’ Weekend Notes

‘A fabulous, overflowing, disturbing uncanny cult … Finucane feels completely uninhibited letting the power of her words and her purpose transform her body in each moment of her performance’ Artshub

‘The ecstasy of hope, the despair of disillusionment’ ★★★★ The Age

‘Exquisite. Here, Moira Finucane channels every god and devil’ Sometimes Melbourne

‘It is sublime. It is divine. It is dangerous’ ★★★★1/2 Planet Art 

‘Moira Finucane is one of the wildest, most exotic, seductive, terrifying performers you’ll ever see.’ Books and Arts, Radio National

Starring Moira Finucane with glacier choir including Mama Alto & Shirley Cattunar

Lighting Design Jennifer Hector

Sonic Design Shinjuku Thief (Darren Verhagen & Ben Keene) with composers Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon, Adam HuntRachel Lewindon & more

Jewelled and sonic lair created by William EicholtzCatherine LaneArts Project AustraliaAndrea BrabazonAnastasia La FeyKate Durham, Kathryn Jameison, Shirley Keon, Angela Clark, Gun Shy, Preston Zly, Isaac Lummis, Eugyeene Teh, David Anderson, Josh Weeks, Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon.



Ticket Prices:

All seats EXCEPT Peanut Seats are at cabaret tables

In the Heart of the Rapture: $98 (the very best seats in the house)
Catwalk Full:
$78 (next to the action)
Catwalk Concession: $68
General Admission Full: $48
General Admission Concession: $38
Group 6+: $38 (General Admission only)
Peanut Gallery/Artists: $25 (in the stands)



Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please note: a booking fee of $0.50 applies to each ticket purchased online or over the phone


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