I Liked it, BUT… Joel Bray | BREC


I Liked it, BUT… Joel Bray

Run Time 75 mins
Ticket Prices Adult $30.00 + BF | Concession $25.00 + BF | Under 30 $25.00 + BF
Presented By Perth Festival and BREC

WARNING  Suitable for ages 12+, production may include coarse language.

TOURING WA is made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation

25 February 2022
7:30 pm

Performance that passes the pub test

I Liked it, BUT… goes where few ‘experimental contemporary immersive performance’ works dare to tread… out of the theatre and into the bar to see what passes the ‘pub test’.

Grab a drink and enjoy some tunes with Joel and local musicians for a Pub Trivia Night about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff he’s ever had to see on and off of a stage.

Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how stuff even gets made, and why we should care.

World Premiere at the Canberra Theatre Centre 2021 with further support from the City of Darebin, City of Yarra, QL2 Dance, BlakDance and Chunky Move

Joel Bray is currently a BlakDance, BlakForm Artist funded through Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. He is also Chunky Move’s 2021 & 2022 Choreographer in Residence supported by Chunky Move and the Tanja Liedtke Foundation



Creator, Choreographer, Performer – Joel Bray
Original Music Development & Design – Jess Green
Dramaturg – Luke George
Collaborating Director – Stephen Nicolazzo
Executive Producer, Distribution & Tour Manager – Alison Halit
Program Producer & Technical Production & Stage Manager – Lucie Sutherland

Image Credits:

I Liked it, BUT… Main Hero Image Photo by Joel Bray Dance
I Liked it, BUT… Production Images by Sam Kennedy-Hine

Tickets & Venue Info

  PERTH FESTIVAL TICKETS Experience Perth Festival Touring WA Shows at BREC with a Festival Pass!

  BREC ACCESS  limited BREC Access tickets available

$10 OPEN – I need a good night out but I’m still feeling the COVID pinch
$20 ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$40 UNLOCK – I love a good night out and am happy to help
$60 FLING – I want to fling the door open and be a BREC champion

 If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  BREC is required to maintain a mandatory contact register for all patrons over the age of 16 attending the Centre. You can scan the QR code or fill in the physical form upon arrival.

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar. The Centre has increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.

Joel Bray

Naarm-based Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri dancer and performance-maker who performed with European companies and choreographers and with CHUNKY MOVE. Joel’s intimate dance-theatre encounters in unorthodox spaces spring from his Wiradjuri heritage, and use humour to engage audiences in rituals about sex, history, trauma and healing.

Joel’s major works- Biladurang, Dharawungara, Daddy, Considerable Sexual License and I Liked It, BUThave toured to the Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Midsumma, Auckland, LiveWorks and Dance Massive Festivals and Arts Centre Melbourne. Joel was the 2019 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow, a New Breed choreographer with Sydney Dance Company and is Chunky Move’s inaugural Choreographer-in-Residence.


Perth Festival is taking the festival out of the city and around the state with the Touring WA program.

Bunbury audiences will have the chance to experience some of the Perth Festival magic with a theatre, chamber music and dance theatre work hitting the road.

Perth Festival are hoping to extend the Touring WA program in future years, bringing the Festival to you!

This project is made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation