Polytoxic dance theatre

7 months 3 days ago

Polytoxic teams up with internationally acclaimed design duo Craig & Karl and animator Pete Foley to bring you this spectacular new site-specific work.

Delve into a world where the screen consumes our lives; where snooping is an everyday activity and the lines of public vs private are indistinct.

Come play in this pop-inspired playground where you’re only as memorable as your last live feed.

Sound Design Kim BustyBeatz Bowers
Projection Consultant Blake Granston
Production Manager Ryan Mahony

Performed at Flowstate

Initially developed in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse. Commissioned for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games “Festival 2018” with the support of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, City of Gold Coast and Queensland Government and Commonwealth Games Federation.

Polytoxic dance theatre

7 months 1 week ago

Gorgeous little edit of our latest work "Privacy Settings" at Flowstate <3

Limited tickets remain for Polytoxic dance theatre's high-voltage PRIVACY SETTINGS. Get yours now bit.ly/PrivacyFlowstate

Polytoxic dance theatre

10 months 4 weeks ago

A few snaps from our new show Privacy Settings at Flowstate

Massive ❤️ to our brilliant team..
Visuals by Craig & Karl, animation by Pete Foley, Projection Mapping Blake Granston, Production Management Ryan Mahony, Sound Design Kim BustyBeatz Bowers .. 💕❤️


Polytoxic's PRIVACY SETTINGS. Limited season at Flowstate - 26 - 29 April. Book tickets here: bit.ly/PrivacyFlowstate

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 1 week ago

Brisbane we be here next week!
Come see what we’ve been working on.
It’s free but bookings recommended if you wanna seat.

Next week, we're excited to welcome Polytoxic new work PRIVACY SETTINGS. Dive into a world where the screen consumes our lives with an intoxicating blend of dance, theatre and colour-saturated pop-graphic visuals. Come and play in this pop-inspired playground for a strictly limited season 26-29 April.

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 1 week ago

Another shot from Privacy Settings... Last show at Surfers tonight 7pm!

#ReadMyLips 👄

Festival 2018

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 1 week ago

Countdown is on... 55:51 til showtime!
#polytoxiclovesyou #festival2018

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 2 weeks ago

Massive shout out to Backbone for letting us rehearse in their space over the last few weeks making our new work Privacy Settings!
Here's a little sneak peak from rehearsals out on the Backbone green (with a backdrop of inner-city apartments!)...
First show 7pm tonight at Surfers Paradise on the beach for #Festival2018!

It's been a treat to work with Pete Foley, Blake Granston, Ryan Mahony and of course the amazing artwork Craig & Karl. Here we go!!

#privacysettings #laurieanderson #polytoxiclovesyou #relyonme #projectionart

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 2 weeks ago

Polytoxic installation for Privacy Settings is happening!

#festival2018 #polytoxiclovesyou #donttouchmycloud #artonthebeach @lisafaalafi @rmahony93

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 2 weeks ago

Polytoxic’s Trade Winds on the Cairns Lagoon
Such a pleasure to return to performing this piece, Love doing slow-mo movement and turning up to work in thongs!
And it's nice to return to where we first presented the work as part of the On Edge Festival back in 2012 (thanks Nicholas Mills <3)

#polytoxiclovesyou #projectionart #performanceinstallation

Artwork by the brilliant Samuel Tupou
Animation by the amazing Pete Foley
Created by me n my art wife Lisa Fa'alafi
Performed by me n the fabulous Sammie Williams
Photos by Kieran Hutchison @ Cairns Esplanade, Boardwalk & Lagoon

Polytoxic dance theatre

11 months 2 weeks ago

Trade Winds message boats 🧡

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 8 hours ago

Outdoor test setup with inflatables!
Starring Blake Granston & Ryan Mahony ;)

With LOVE to Backbone for letting us rehearse in their amazing space <3

#privacysettings #flowstate #festival2018

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 4 days ago

pretty things for our new work Privacy Settings 💕

#polytoxic #polytoxiclovesyou #festival2018 #flowstate

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 1 week ago

Announcing Polytoxic’s new work Privacy Settings!
WORLD PREMIERE at Festival 2018, Surfers Paradise, 12-15 April.
BRISBANE SEASON at Flowstate South Bank, 26-29 April.


#privacysettings #polytoxiclovesyou #youarebeingfollowed

Illustration by Pete Foley, inset design by Craig & Karl.
Pictured: Leah Shelton & Lisa Fa'alafi in cartoon form ;)

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 1 month ago

We're thrilled to announce that Polytoxic are making a new work, Privacy Settings, in collaboration with design geniuses Craig & Karl, brilliant animator Pete Foley and projection guru Blake Granston <3 !!!

The work is commissioned by Festival 2018 (the arts and cultural program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games) and will premiere 12-15 April at Surfers Paradise.

Image by Pete Foley, inset design by Craig & Karl, featuring Leah Shelton & Lisa Fa'alafi

#privacysettings #youreonlyasgoodasyourlastpost

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 3 months ago

We, as independent theatre companies and practitioners of Australia, stand in solidarity with all victims of sexual harassment and assault, in our industry, in all workplaces, and the wider community.

We want to end the culture of silence at all levels.

We are committed to zero tolerance of this behaviour in our rehearsal rooms and offices, on our stages, on our sets, in our workplaces, in the street, and in our homes.

Too often, however, we have failed to commit sufficient resources and attention to protect the vulnerable from abuses of power. And we have entered into partnerships with organisations without having the courage to demand and pursue their commitment to a safe work environment.

We will no longer tolerate this climate of fear and silence.

We call upon our community, our industry, and - especially - those in positions of power in the sector, to
- swiftly and unreservedly condemn sexual abuse and harassment in their workplaces;
- immediately develop robust and thorough policies and procedures for reporting and eliminating sexual harrassment and assault that adhere to a national standard;
- offer complete transparency about processes of complaint;
- maintain absolute confidentiality of complainants;
- offer support to victims as they come forward;
- hold all existing partner organisations and employees to this identical standard.

We need to stand together, in order to bring this culture of abuse to an effective, consistent and immediate end.

For those seeking help, or someone to speak to, please see the following links:
casa.org.au- 1800 806 292
whv.org.au- (03)9664 9300
MEAA: (for performers)- 1300 656 513

Polytoxic dance theatre

1 year 11 months ago

Flashback! #polyhood #polytoxic 2009

Pacifica Festival

POLYHOOD featuring Lindah E

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 1 month ago

It might seem like the Polytoxic crew are pretty quiet but the opposite is true! The Polytoxic team is made up of independant artists so keep an eye out for all the works each of the Polytoxic crew are in! Checkout Natano Faanana in Casus circus, or Fez and Mark jettsetting around with Briefs, Lisa on her sweet ride with Hot Brown Honey and Leah setting up shop in the U.K. with Terror Australis! And keep posted for when this killa team gets in the same room again! #polytoxic #aiga

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 2 months ago

A few pics from our media call today for Sydney Festival!
First show 8:30pm tonight!
#TheBigHairShow #sydfest Art Engineers #polytoxiclovesyou

A bit of free comedy variety burlesque with some serious 'dos! We're playing Wed-Sun at 8:30 all through January - drop by and see us in the Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park. #sydneyfestival2017 #thebighairshow

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 2 months ago

Hitting the street presses in Sydney!!! Busy busy..
#sydfest #theartengineers #polytoxic #bighairshow
Photo of Leah Shelton and Lisa Fa'alafi by the brilliant Clarissa Wilson-Bones, Raw Bones

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 2 months ago

We been making big wigs, running with scissors and playing with the faaabulous Bob Downe for this next gig... Sydney we are coming your way soon!! Come get your hair did!!

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 4 months ago

<3 <3 love this from Liquid Interactive on their experience of The BackUp Service!!

"... we spent the rest of the night focusing on the ancient art of lip-syncing.

Brisbane-based dance troupe Polytoxic brought their backup service for the night: six classic songs, three hot backup dancers, a trunkful of costumes and enough champagne to get everyone stage-ready.

We had appearances from a prematurely-intoxicated Robert Palmer, a jubilant male Dolly Parton, a Tina Turner who left nothing on stage except his/her sweat, an almost hypnotically sexual Vanilla Ice, a Weather Girls act that should have been called Inflating Men, and finally Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler in some kind of Ziggy Stardust conceptual art version of Total Eclipse of the Heart."

#karaokeonsteroids #thebackupservice #polytoxiclovesyou

Lisa Fa'alafi Nerida Matthaei Leah Shelton Liesel Zink

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 4 months ago

What'd you do on the weekend?... We did some serious #karaokeonsteroids with the awesome peeps from Liquid Interactive for their 10th Birthday!! SO MUCH FUN!!

And here are the pics to prove it. (Mad props to Daniel Oldaker MC and photographer extroadinaire!!).

... You too could have us at your next work party!!.. If you can keep up ;)

#thebackupservice #karaokeonsteroids #polytoxiclovesyou
#polytoxic #liquidanimation #liquidinteractive
Lisa Fa'alafi Nerida Matthaei Liesel Zink Leah Shelton

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 6 months ago

Polytoxic psycho siren Leah Shelton is here and she's coming for you! 2 shows only, tonight & tomorrow night - get amongst it!
Bookings: www.artscairns.com.au
#terroraustralis #cairnscoca #cairnsfestival

Terror Australis is a live art cabaret that slices open the sinister side of Australia. This f**ked-up outback nightmare, performed by psycho-siren Leah Shelton…

Polytoxic dance theatre

2 years 9 months ago

Polytoxic is a tiny independent arts company, and we first got a break through the help of other small organisations who dared to support us ... and of course all our lovers and followers and friends!
But sadly many of these organisations are now threatened or extinct due to funding cuts.

Help us make some noise about the value of the arts!