The Belly Dancer

Concert or Performance

15 Mar 2019 to 18 Mar 2019

When the whole world is changing, you can choose to love your neighbour, or hate the world. Tripwire Theatre Inc. presents The Belly Dancer by Megan J Riedl and Jacob Honeychurch.

In both personal relationships and society as a whole, everyone have a choice when responding to the fear of change – with violence or with tolerance.

Written by Central Victorian theatremakers, this bold new performance is inspired by real-life experiences of family violence. The play holds up a mirror to Bendigo’s recent local history, when in 2015, Bendigo was the epicentre of anti-muslim protests, centred around the planning proposal for the city’s first mosque.

The Belly Dancer asks what kind of community we want to be creating – one that is underpinned by the values of violence and shackled by fear, or one that is open to difference and celebrates the capacity to embrace change with love. Are you complicit in maintaining the power imbalance that allows violence to flourish, and as the bystander next-door, is doing nothing no longer enough?

This project is funded through the Ulumbarra Foundation Performing Arts Power-up Grant, City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants Program and Capital Venues and Events Performance Subsidy.


Carpark Disabled access available Public Toilet


From AU$20.00

Event Times

15 Mar 2019 to 18 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


The Engine Room

58 View Street, Bendigo, 3550

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