2019 Victoria Bonte aka MysTori Melbourne, Australia
MysTori is a Melbourne based performance and vocal artist, singer songwriter and Clown. Sublime Folly is a creative collaboration with fellow artist in residence, John Brennand forming a performance duo. Their first preliminary ‘work in progress’ showing at the Body Voice Centre was an absurdist journey of song, story, and clowning, through an abstract existential landscape which requires the constant service of maintenance and cleaning team, Danka and Boris. John and Victoria are continuing their collaboration. Currently they are creating sound and voice scapes, and performances, arising from improvisational investigations. Listen to Sublime Folly’s Wednesday Laments.
Working in partnership with visual and conceptual navigator G.T.ExPress (The Consultants) and Musical Director Jane Belfrage (Harps for Happiness) in association with The Body Voice Centre Footscray and Gemco Theatre in Emerald.
Clown Rules is a live musical event infused with Clown, exploring the Provocative satirical hysterical historical visceral physical theatre space, set within the theme of Decolonisation and some of the myths surrounding Australian Colonial History. Within the realms of the physical and musical landscape, the clown arrives to offer something new in the way of rethinking our cultural landscape. It is here we may open a dialogue of what it means to live within this land we call Australia.
Having returned from her second consecutive internship at the Roy Hart Centre in in France where she performed and developed Les Femmes Sauvages De Dieu – Wild Women Of God - performed at the Roy Hart Theatre in France, 2015, & in 2016 for The Melbourne Fringe Festival, worked on Clown Rules, a musical theatre piece exploring the notion of Decolonisation and Clown. MysTori’s performance exploration includes Mask and Archetype, extended voice, healing arts & the realms of Bouffon & Clown. After receiving an award for best actress in the 1991 ANA drama awards MysTori went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies then lived in London, working and studying in the Healing Arts. In 2008, MysTori was awarded an Outstanding Achievement in Research for her Honours Project A Masked Manifesto – A Journey of the Mask, incorporating mask, video, sound, 3-D animation, written thesis and live presentation. MysTori has worked in community theatre projects including Page to Stage productions of Shakespeare and contemporary plays, community radio and presenting, singing in live bands, music and theatre improvisation, community choir & CMV projects, multi-media productions and is a committee member and Performance Practitioner with In The Company of Others and has an extensive involvement and participation in The Body Voice Centre, Footscray.
MysTori also loves gardening, yoga and playing the ukulele.
Victoria also offers HOLISTIC MASSAGE by appointment Phone for a booking.