La Silhouette - The SUI Ensemble

Melt Festival (2019)

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Directed by Daniel Gough

Composition and Sound Design - Anna Whitaker

La Silhouette is a cabaret club; a maze of mirages where myriad mysterious shapes pull you into dark corners and hidden rooms. Here, the shape of Brisbane’s queer history is brought to life by eight people whose spirits suffer all, celebrate all and endure all across decades of hiding, rioting and retribution.

On evenings like this, a drag queen may take you into her dressing room and whisper secrets. You may find yourself talking to the police on behalf of a door man who has fallen ill. Perhaps the proprietor will show you to her VIP room for a rare dram and a game of dice.