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Leah’s back home after stint in Vegas


After a nine-month stint in a top variety show in Las Vegas, local performance artist and “modern-day Cyd Charisse” Leah Shelton is back with Pulpshow, a new physical comedy for Brisbane Powerhouse’s 2015 Wonderland Festival.

Leah’s time in the Nevada desert sparked an obsession with the sinister side of her homeland. In particular, the Australian outback: a wild place where kangaroos can break through your windscreen and claw you to death, a place where dingoes eat your babies.

The resulting work is a dark comedy that explores the fear, loathing and paranoia that lies deep within the Australian psyche through the skewed lenses of pulp fiction and the 1970s Ozploitation film genre.

Based in Brisbane, Leah Shelton is an internationally touring performance artist and choreographer, and Co-Artistic Director of Brisbane’s beloved Polytoxic Dance Theatre.

She was originally dance-trained at QUT and has a diverse performance background which has seen her tour to the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Japan and South Pacific.

She was a founding member of The Brides of Frank, collaborator with The Good Room, and has choreographed for Queensland Theatre Company. As a solo artist, Leah creates physical work that is highly visual, comic and darkly absurd. Leah recently returned from Las Vegas where she performed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Spiegelworld’s variety show, Vegas Nocturne.

From 10 –13 December in the turbine studio, Thursday – Saturday 8.45 pm, sun 7.45 pm

Tickets $25 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

Bookings 07 3358 8600 or brisbanepowerhouse.org

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