Octavio Campos: The Pig Story

Text, Choreography & Performance: Octavio Campos
Original Music: Juan Carlos Espinosa
Music: Gershwin, Spolinski, Mr. Rogers, Celia Cruz, DJ Muller, a.o…
Costumes: Slick It Up

Direct from Miami – Florida USA, renowned Cuban/American performance provocateur and dance theatre artist, Octavio Campos, makes his Australian debut with THE PIG SHOW. His sojourn in Melbourne sees him in a rare series of only 4 performances in the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The Pig Show is a subversive cabaret performance with song, dance and storytelling.
It is also a celebration of Freedom, through the eyes of a Gay Pig stuck in a twisted story of the 50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion. This interactive socio-political work looks at religion, GLBTQ issues and Cuban culture all blended together with humor and social experiments. The audience will be invited to participate and along the way offered staples of Cuban life such as Cuban coffee and plantain chips.

Fresh from a guest teaching position at NIDA in Sydney, in Melbourne he’ll be a guest cultural exchange artist as part of Punctum’s In-Habit International arts research program, and will be undertaking further research and conducting workshops at the Abbotsford Convent.
Octavio can also be seen in pop up performances throughout Melbourne, and will be conducting workshops for artists and performance makers prior to his opening in The Fringe Festival.

Warning: The Pig Show contains nudity and language

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