So there you are, sat at NCMA during the Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival when a strangely dressed person comes up to you and you are thinking “but it’s not Halloween”.
Remember we are in the Southern Hemisphere and it is a time of less daylight and more darkness and now’s your chance to do the TIME WARP AGAIN with the Nelson Voice Collective.
We are a pop-up based choir. In the space of one hour you will make new wacky Fringy friends and learn three parts of the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show song. The movie helped America see those who were once considered to be on the fringe of society.
Let’s make it a celebration of fluidity in sexuality and gender. Dress up in drag, as a bride, a nerd, a space woman, in tight gold hot pants (Rocky), as a maid or find your own character and WE PROMISE YOU – you will not be judged. Manaakitanga is our Kaupapa. people are accepted as they are: fabulous, regardless of gender or sexuality or race or body type. We strive to create a safe positive space for all.
We finish with taking a video so we can smile as we watch and remember forever. The audience becomes the performer and then the video watchers become the audience. If you are nervous about the video then come so dressed up, no-one will recognise those pelvic thrusts.
We do not ticket the event because it’s important to us that people come and have fun without money being an obstacle, (however there is a capacity limit for the room). We trust the community will support each other, and we want to honour the work we put in as artists so we suggest a donation between $5 – $20.
-"Thank you amazing Tanya and Ryan!!"
-"I love Voice Collective."
-"Such a relaxing and a no pressure atmosphere..."
-"I always have a smile on my face and heart afterwards."