Brand X is re-launching Season 5 of its contemporary performance program The Flying Nun, premiering at East Sydney Community Arts Centre throughout October and December.
Brand X Director James Winter says, “After months of Sydney’s night-time venues being dormant, we are excited to inject some creative life back into the inner city and present this exciting collection of experimental independent artists in a COVIDsafe environment.
“Brand X offers Sydney and virtual audiences an affordable program of live contemporary performance to reconnect with each other again under the new realities of COVID-19. If isolation has taught us anything, we need places for commune. Cultural connections remind us of our simultaneous fragility and resilience.”
The new program is radical, exciting, subversive and surprising – expect the unexpected with performances that explore love, covid isolation, trans-global collaboration, Sydney eccentrics, a Ted Talk on acid and Whitney Houston!
A celebration of fringe counter-culture, The Flying Nun was created to incubate experimental projects that more conventional performance spaces hesitate to take a risk on and provides a platform for artists to test out new ideas and take them to the next level.
Established in 2018, The Flying Nun is a biannual showcase of contemporary performance work developed through performing arts residencies offered by Brand X at East Sydney Community Arts Centre. To date, the program has supported 56 emerging and independent ensembles to realise new ideas that push creative boundaries.
Originally slated for Feb–May, but delayed due to COVID-19, Brand X is able to finally present this suite of experimental new works in its intimate COVIDsafe Darlinghurst venue.