Saturday 18 May, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

COOKING WITH GAS  is a new contemporary dance work exploring the current phenomenon of NIMBYism (meaning ‘not in my backyard’) as a barrier to climate action, through the framing of Victoria’s decision to ban gas in new homes. This short duet attempts to highlight the absurdity of modern-day politics, and our relationship and innate fascination with it. 

Choreographed by VCA Dance graduate and 2023 Wattle Fellow Zodie Bolic, this new work attempts to answer questions such as how we can generate political will, and how we can make the problem-solving of critical issues, like climate change, attractive. Crafting worlds and landscapes in the medium of sugar, Bolic traces her own history growing up amidst the canefields of North Queensland to now the halls of parliament in Canberra to deliver a work that is genuine in its attempt to bridge a political divide. 

About the Wattle Fellowship
The Wattle Fellowship is the University’s co-curricula program for students to foster leadership on global sustainability. We focus on multidisciplinary approaches, transformative leadership and practical skills development. More information can be found here

About Zodie Bolic 

Event Details

Saturday 18 May 2024
Session Times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm


Buxton Contemporary is fully wheelchair accessible.

Zodie is an artist and activist living, working, and dancing on Ngunnawal country. Her practice seeks to explore the relationship between dance, politics, and contemporary society. Zodie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2023, and now works at the federal Office for the Arts in Arts Development and Investment.