Two women, 100 leotards, A TONNE OF SEQUINS.

Two performers wander into a dusty room. Suddenly the space is illuminated, filled with vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Featuring real-life stories from female-identifying bodies from all walks (and dances) of life, LEOTARD combines video, song, dance with absurd physical comedy to create a joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Performance contains some adult content AV component

Creating brilliant new comedies.

Working in Brisbane and Melbourne; touring nationally and internationally, debase has been producing new shows since 1998.

We are committed to telling Australian stories and challenging our audiences to question stereotypes, history and identity. Our body of work includes The Longest Minute (exploring the intersection of gender, race and sport), Chasing the Lollyman (Mark Sheppard’s exploration of urban Indigenous identity), The Clown from Snowy River (the entire history of Australia told by clowns), Spoilt (an examination of contemporary self-obsession) and Fly-In Fly-Out (a young person’s perspective on the mining boom).

In 2019, debase was awarded the Gold Matilda at the Queensland Theatre Awards for outstanding contribution to theatre in Queensland.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

  • combination of physical comedy, song, dance PLUS video featuring real life stories from real women.
  • joyous, life-affirming and body-positive content

Marketing Materials

  • Marketing copy, promo images, trailer

Community Engagement

  • video dance classes
  • flash mob training for final number of show
  • portal for community to share stories to be woven into the show