22 and 23 October 2020
Running time: 45 mins, no interval, cabaret table seating
WARNING: This performance contains theatrical haze and partial nudity
Suitable for ages 18 years +
$90 per table (seats up to 4 people)
Created and performed by Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien.
Starting off as strangers, three multi-disciplinary performers throw themselves together to explore how we can be intimate in a world that asks us to be distant.
Artists Jazida, Noa Rotem and Adam Deusien, collaborating with designer Tiffany Abbott, will accompany the audience through the awkward and the beautiful, the audacious and the tender, the silly and the sublime: all the paradoxes of getting closer.
Don’t miss this gorgeous new production from Belco Arts that combines the skills of three renowned and unexpected collaborators. With burlesque, dance, text and physical theatre, Noa, Adam and Jazida create a world of joy, heartbreak and ridiculousness that explores the tricky territory of becoming intimate.
Image by Captivitae Photography
Learn from one of the stars of Intimacy in Noa Rotem’s workshop, Movement Lab.
Cast and crew
Jazida is recognised as one of Australia’s premiere burlesque performers, having performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2018, selected as a Featured Artist for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019, chosen as the Australian Headliner for the Perth International Burlesque Festival in 2019, selected as teacher on the Australian Burlesque Cruise 2020, and toured shows and workshop nationwide.
Jazida has won multiple awards including “Best Dance” at Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards for her show “Catch Jazida”, as well as Miss Burlesque ACT 2016, Baby Bombshells as part of the 2016 Australian Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Idol Canberra 2015. She was nominated for ACT Woman of the year for her contribution to the Canberra performing arts scene and voted in the top 10 of people who have made the biggest contribution to the Australian Burlesque Scene at the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards multiple years running.
Noa Rotem is a performer, director and teacher. She has worked and trained extensively in Australia and overseas with companies such as The Human Theatre, The Danger Ensemble, Little Dove Theatre Art and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company (NYC). She is a graduate of the Soma School of BodyMind Centering ® (Paris), HaKvutzah School of Dance (Tel Aviv), the University of Sydney and of the Actor’s College.
Noa’s performance credits include Little Dove Theatre Arts’ Evangeline (2019 &2015), Cordelia (2011), Six Women Standing in Front of A White Wall (2006 & 2007); La Boite Independents’ The Hamlet Apocalypse (2011), La Voix Humaine (2012); Big Love (NYC 2009); Zen Zen Zo’s Dracula (2007) and SCW1 (2006). Noa’s directing credits include Medea (Brisbane, 2019), Life is elsewhere (Hong Kong, 2015), Maktub (Hong Kong 2014), The Odyssey (Hong Kong, 2013), Ninety-nine (Hong Kong, 2012), Chang Boils The Sea (Hong Kong, 2011), The Courage Project (Hong Kong, 2010), A Christmas Carol (Hong Kong, 2009).
Adam is performance maker based between Bathurst and Canberra, and Artistic Director of multidisciplinary performance company Lingua Franca. In 2016 Adam was awarded the CreateNSW Regional Arts Fellowship, and in 2017 continued this work as Artistic Associate with the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. In 2018 he was appointed Artistic Director/Director of the Arts Program for Artstate, New South Wales regional arts festival and conference. In 2019 he was the recipient of a Sandra Bates Director’s Award with Ensemble Theatre, and has undertaken a Regional Research Residency supported by the Australia Council for the Arts with Sydney Festival..
Tiffany studied set and costume design at the Victorian College of the Arts and has worked extensively in the Melbourne theatre industry. Since arriving in Canberra, she has designed War of the Worlds and Tourmaline for the Street Theatre, and Epitaph, a co-production between the Street Theatre and Australian War Memorial.
Previously, Tiffany worked as a costume cutter at Melbourne Theatre Company and has also worked across a range of performance styles including dance, musical theatre, opera and TV. She has made costumes for numerous productions at Victorian Opera, The Production Company, Dancing with the Stars and mainstage musicals including Jersey Boys, Wicked and Hairspray. She has also created elaborate costumes for some of Australia’s leading drag queens.
Chenoeh is an advocate for the arts in Canberra and Live Programs Officer at Belco Arts. As the director of Little Dove Theatre Art, she believes in creating shows and events that truly connect with audiences. Her works have played to sold-out audiences at home and abroad and have received multiple 5-star reviews, awards and grants including a Herald Angel Award and Scotland on Sunday’s Best Director Award for Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall and, most recently, for her show Evangeline in 2019 (Best Circus/Physical Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe; NIDA Director of the Year Award, Best in Theatre Award and Festival Director’s Award at Sydney Fringe).