Branch Nebula is a distinct voice in Australian performance culture, making visceral and audacious performances. We enjoy success at home and internationally, and are presented by major cultural institutions, yet our work resists easy consumption. We are driven by a deep dissatisfaction with the hierarchies that shape the world, the structures that rank and grade, the barriers that warp and constrain. We value the devalued, spotlight the marginal, and celebrate the clefts in the concrete where the weeds push through. And we have fun with this. In the windy space between the car park and the shopping mall, in the graffitied underpass, and in the piss-stained stairwell built then abandoned, we find pockets of paradise.
Our work is about bodies: the special things they can do, the training regimes they endure, their cracks and flaws. Our work is about the spaces these bodies inhabit: stages, plazas, streets and parks. Our work is also about audiences and what they desire from these bodies and spaces.
Our ravenous appreciation of grass roots culture drives our passion and skill for making shared experiences with and for communities. Our genuine collaborations with a range of sub-cultural forms combine to make us an innovative, influential leader in Australian artmaking.