Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs: Close EncountersThe boys from Briefs are back in town and boy do these boys get around. Aerialists, illusionists, strippers, jugglers, dancers, hula hoopers, baton twirlers and dragged up self-deprecators – these fun and filthy fellas will be doing their best to shake the spire off Arts Centre Melbourne with a delicious serving of breath taking scopophilic revelry.

Regulars at arts and cultural festivals around the world, Close Encounters is the third and latest instalment from Briefs Factory. Premiering at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2017, this marvelous incarnation from the self-proclaimed “Manufacturers and distributors of evocative, irreverent, political punk performance” has subsequently thrilled audiences in London, Auckland, Sydney, Perth and Edinburgh.

With the boundaries of masculinity, burlesque and circus getting an almighty shove, the joy of an evening with the boys of Briefs is the interchange between marvelling at their artistry and the sheepish acknowledgement that a good portion of applause is firmly rooted in the salacious and titillating along with an ongoing absence of clothing. This is brazen unabashed raunch coupled with captivating mesmerising and beautifully executed skill. Fabulous!

More supple than subtle these boys aren’t just limber, they're liberal to the point of generous. For an outrageous smile assured and thrilling evening, Briefs: Close Encounters is seriously good stuff and seriously good fun so quickly round up a gang because this season is indeed brief and they’ll be gone faster than some of their costumes.

For all that they do and all that they stand for, I love these boys and you will too.

Arts Centre Melbourne and Briefs Factory present
Briefs: Close Encounters

Venue: Playhouse | Arts Centre Melbourne
Dates: 20 – 24 March 2019
Bookings: www.briefsfactory.com

 

 

Related Articles

Wonders | Scott Silven Wonders | Scott Silven
Hypnotic, entertaining or just a load of bull? Photo – Jeff Smith Hypnotic, entertaining or just a load of bull? A piece that will either blow you away or draw out your inner detective. Part of...
Grand Finale | Hofesh Schecter Company Grand Finale | Hofesh Schecter Company
Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter is no stranger to Melbourne audiences – his pulsing contemporary dance has featured regularly in the Melbourne Festival. Photo – Rahi Rezvani Israeli...

Most read Melbourne reviews

Anthem | Melbourne International Arts Festival

There’s a great deal happening in Anthem, a cross section of humanity meets and the differing...


Diaspora | Chamber Made and Robin Fox

Diaspora offers the audience a vision of a distant imagined future and wow, what a vision it is!


Facing Medea | La Mama

What happens when a deep emotional connection is spurned, betrayed, dismissed and ignored? What...


Rite of Spring | Yang Liping Contemporary Dance

It’s a complicated, fussy work, visually powerful and conceptually cumbersome. While it does not...


High Performance Packing Tape | Branch Nebula

The banal is made dangerous in this one man DIY circus.


Sign up for our newsletter

* indicates required