BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

by Jacob Boehme
Photo: Dorine Blaise

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BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

by Jacob Boehme

A RED DOOR PUBLICATION

We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.

Blood on the Dance Floor explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us.

A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.

Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.

Warning: Contain strong language, sexual references and adult themes and may be unsuitable for some audiences. If any of these stories raise concerns for you or someone you know, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, or visit The Arts Wellbeing Collective

Watch ILBIJERRI Theatre Company's trailer for Blood on the Dance floor here



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Green Room Award - Best Independent Production (2017 winner)