Senses of the City

12th Nov – 12th Dec


View the M47 Program here

Melbourne 47 is aseries of site-specific performances celebrating the City of Melbourne: the streets, the people, the life, the action, the quiet hidden corners, the stories and histories, sometimes uplifting, sometimes troubled, the many atmospheres which make this vibrant, diverse city the living place it is.

In reference to the declaration of Melbourne as a city by Queen Victoria in 1847, the Environmental Performance Authority is staging 47 performances around the streets, parks and buildings of the city. Between November 12 and December 12, the city comes alive with a wild assortment of performances, some serious, some scurrilous, some surprising, some lasting days, some lasting minutes, some in well-known sites and some revealing hidden or lesser-known places. Many are participatory events, inviting audiences to open their imaginations and senses to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the city.

Launch on 12/11/16 at M47 Hub Space
Corner Little Bourke St and Rose Lane CBD
7pm onwards

Performances include tours of ‘Smellbourne’s’ toilets, a day of tongue-in-cheek ‘silver service’ at the Vic Markets, a Neon graffiti dance piece, sound sculptures, a performance piece about the controversial and iconic “Yellow Peril”, slow glacial Butoh dance art, secret bike rides and much, much more!!


View the M47 Program here


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HUB -37.815658, 144.954075 The Hub is where you can see Melbourne 47 happening live.