POETS CLUB with Hope One
Get ready for the ultimate night of Poetry where Spoken Word meets Music, Beatbox, Comedy, Storytelling and Drag in a delicious mash-up. Featuring Poetry Slam Champion Melanie Mununggurr (NT) World Renowned Beatboxer Hope One (QLD/NZ) Playwright, Director & Poet Alexis West (SA) Soul Singer Goddess Juran (NT/NZ) with special appearances by emerging drag superstars, Blak Jesus & Harrison showcasing excerpts of 'Do You Thrust Me?'.
Feel the power as each artist showcases a special collection of their solo works through multidiscplinary artforms of sound and movement, unravelling the beauty of Queer Indigenous narratives with memoirs of single-motherhood and navigating life as an artist.
A limited edtion special event, Hosted and curated by Hope One.
Presented by: Hope Haami
Hope One is a Takatāpui Beatboxer, Writer, Performer, Mother from Te Ātihaunui-a-Papārangi and Taranaki iwi of Aotearoa. Fusing together Beatboxing, Spoken Word, Drag and Movement to deliver captivating Beat Rhyming experiences about identity, culture, queerness, motherhood and navigating trauma.
As a member of the legendary Beatbox Alliance and a top-four finisher in the female division of the World Beatboxing Championships, Hope One is a world-renowned and highly respected artist. Producing four national beatboxing tours under their belt, Hope One has reached over 5,000 young people across New Zealand and Australia. They have shared the stage with some of hip hop's biggest names and gained worldwide recognition through touring with the multi-award-winning theatre show, Hot Brown Honey.