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CHAPEL ST PROVOCARÉ FESTIVAL

CHAPEL STREET BARES ALL FOR

PROVOCARÉ 2018: FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
July 5 to 15, Chapel St


Internationally renowned contemporary artist, Spencer Tunick, will headline Chapel Street’s PROVOCARÉ 2018 Festival of the Arts. PROVOCARÉ will take over the Chapel Precinct from 5-15 July with its most revealing line-up of arts and entertainment yet.


Following a successful debut in 2017, PROVOCARÉ 2018 Festival Director John Lotton believes the festival will deliver on its promise to provoke, arouse, and challenge the senses of all that participate. “The performances and spectacles we have planned for PROVOCARÉ 2018 will be edgier than ever. The festival will be a reflection of our deeply rich and culturally diverse community.”


Spencer Tunick will create spectacular nude installations over two days at various locations across the precinct. Tunick is inviting brave Australians to register now to be part of his provocative new works at provocare.com.au/tunick.


One of Australia’s most in-demand contemporary artists, David Bromley, will be using luxury cars for the first time as his canvas during PROVOCARÉ. The Chapel Street local is giving the world’s most coveted cars the ultimate Bromley treatment. ‘Whatever You Dream’, will feature artworks on exclusive car brands such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Rolls Royce, and more.


Taking centre stage of the David Williamson Theatre will be the Queen of Kink, Bernie Dieter, who will be seducing audiences as the hostess of Club Provocaré. Expect a sensational cast of killer burlesque and cabaret acts from around the globe.


Events & Marketing Director Chrissie Maus believes Chapel Street’s PROVOCARÉ is guaranteed to be the perfect antidote to shed those winter blues. “I not only encourage you to join us as we celebrate this year’s festival, but also to take the time to explore the many unique cafes, bars, and retail businesses - all within walking distance of our events. Spend the day or the weekend on Chapel Street - there’s always plenty to see and do!”


For other festival highlights, see below


Media info, review tickets and artist interviews: Drew Lambert 0425 200 606 | drew@dlcomms.com.au


PROVOCARÉ Festival of the Arts, July 5 to 15, 2018:
Website: provocare.com.au
Instagram: @chapelprecinct
Facebook: provocareonchapel


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2018


Spencer Tunick, “Return of the Nude”. Tunick emphasises that everyone is welcome to participate. “While it’s me bringing my art back to a city full of fond memories, it’s also the return of the body as a pure sculptural entity – taking it back from what it has become, where social media has perverted the nude form into a glorified celebrity.”
• iHeartRadio and Chapel Street present The Presets live at The Emerson on July 5, supported by KIIS 101.1. We are giving you the opportunity to attend this unforgettable VIP music experience! Head to provocare.com.au for more details on how to WIN or keep listening to KIIS 101.1!
• Once destined for the junkyard, now part of art history, David Bromley’s unique open air exhibition, ‘Whatever You Dream’, will feature art work on exclusive car brands such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Rolls Royce, and more.
• Let go of your inhibitions and grab a shot of something strong for ‘Club PROVOCARÉ’; the sexiest and sassiest show in Melbourne, where everything glitters and anything goes. Hosted by the Queen of Kink Bernie Dieter, with a sensational cast of killer burlesque and cabaret acts from around the globe.
PROVOCARÉ presents Reuben Kaye, the obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy, and rib-crackingly hilarious cabaret superstar. Kaye has been described as “the evil love child of Liza Minelli and Jim Carrey”, and will dazzle Chapel Street with a spectacular set of songs, big notes, and glorious camp.
‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ created and produced by The Good Room. Let yourself be taken on an emotional ride through love’s gritty collision course, in this no-holds-barred exploration of 800 anonymous stories – submitted by people just like you. Following two critically-acclaimed sold-out seasons and ahead of their upcoming national tour, this will be an unforgettable first date.
• Chapel Street’s PROVOCARÉ presents ‘Empty Bodies’. An acclaimed production from the National Institute of Circus Arts, featuring six talented professional artists performing skills from contortion to tissue, tight wire, and more. Empty Bodies is our journey from birth to death, examining our presentation of self through language and clothing.
Dinner in the Dark is a provocative and exciting way to experience your food at PROVOCARÉ 2018, and it’s for one night only. Dark dining takes place in a low-lit restaurant, where customers do not see the food they’re eating. The idea is to remove any visual elements from your experience, as to enhance your other senses and ultimately enhance gastronomic pleasure.
• A public reading of an unproduced screenplay about The Death of Walt Disney is being featured at this year’s Festival of the Arts. An adrenaline-charged odyssey – The Death of Walt Disney is a supersonic portrait of the man who forever changed the American Dream, and an unforgettable fantasia. Aided by a pack of cigarettes, a litre of vodka, three actors, and countless dead lemmings, Walt Disney reads you a screenplay he wrote. About his life. And his death.
PROVOCARÉ ArtWalk 2018. Chapel Street is teaming up with local art galleries during PROVOCARÉ to create an ARTWALK for lovers of contemporary art and street art. Over the two consecutive weekends of the festival, attendees will discover the art in the galleries and laneways which stretch along Chapel Street through Windsor, Prahran, and South Yarra.
EcoCaddy. Free again for PROVOCARÉ 2018. From July 5-15 EcoCaddy will provide a unique, reliable, and fun service that will allow Chapel Precinct visitors to easily move around one of the most famous streets in the world! The EcoCaddy fleet of bamboo-bodied rickshaws (hybrid-electric passenger tricycles) are operated by well-trained, fit, courteous, and knowledgeable local riders (Caddies).
• Bray & Skopalova’s Erotic Adagio is a high-class showcase of fetish & acrobatics that will take your libido to fever pitch. See this show with someone you’re going to take home. Performed at Friedrichsbau Variete (Germany), Circus Ohlala (Switzerland) & The Caput Mundi Burlesque Awards (Rome), audiences have been utterly mesmerised by this mesmerising couple.
Roaming street artists: The outlandish and peculiar will walk Melbourne's Chapel Street, interacting with and taunting the crowds. Free street performances from contortionists, acrobats and much more will entertain you as you explore the iconic entertainment precinct. Gracefully arising above the ground, see Ente, a black and red, long-legged creature flutter along, seducing and persuading its audience.


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