Mama Alto singing (photographer Alexis Desaulniers-Lea)
Photograph by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

ACMI presents

The Personal Response Series: Mama Alto


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Wed 24 Mar 2021

5pm, 6pm & 7pm

Join us in celebrating the opening of our centrepiece exhibition with a very special series of performances.

The Personal Response performances respond to a key work or object within The Story of the Moving Image. The series continues with cabaret diva Mama Alto.

Event duration

30 mins


FREE (registration required)

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Gandel Digital Future Lab 1, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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About Mama Alto

Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender & queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability.

Best known for her velvet vocals, triumphant cabaret performances and illuminating writing, she is also the co-creator of the highly acclaimed variety cabaret Gender Euphoria. She has worked with luminaries such as burlesque production house Finucane & Smith, playwright Declan Greene, visual artist Brook Andrew, and performance artist Taylor Mac.

Mama has received the 2019 Australian LGBTI Awards Music Artist of the Year, the 2018 City of Yarra Contributions to the Arts Award, the 2017 GLOBE LGBTI Awards Artist of the Year, the 2016 Outstanding Access & Inclusion Award at Melbourne Fringe, and the 2014 Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe. She is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Victoria Creators Fund fellowship, and a 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship.

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Mama Alto - performing

The Story of the Moving Image

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