Julie Robins

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WAR SUM UP – OZ ASIA – PLAYHOUSE – 4.5K

War Sum Up is an hypnotic palimpsest of music, entrancing vocals and stunning visuals. A woman in modern-day dress enters playing a music box and drifts into beautiful and melancholy singing. Located at the front of the stage she attempts to continue with her life in spite of the dramas unfolding behind her. The theme …

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MUSIC – OZ ASIA – HAVELI – NEXUS – 5K

This is a show that is surely bound for larger stages and I feel very lucky to have experienced it up close in the intimate Nexus venue. Western jazz has long been interested in Indian classical and Carnatic music but Sydney saxophonist Matt Keegan is interested in blending Indian folk music, principally from the Baul …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – JASON KRAVITS – OFF THE TOP! – 4K

Witty, clever and a master of silliness Kravits displays a formidable talent for infectious comic improv cabaret. As we arrived at our Banquet Room tables pen and paper were awaiting our suggestions : words to live by, a place, a thing, an adjective, a short phrase, our last text sent or received. Kravits, transformed into …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – LAWRENCE LEUNG – VERY STRANGE THINGS

4.5K Lawrence Leung tells us that there are two kinds of people – the puzzle solvers, and the lovers of puzzles. In ‘Very Strange Things’ he caters to both types, and to those who sit somewhere between the two extremes. After delivering a brief history of the debunking of various psychics and mediums, and details …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – MIKELANGELO – EASTERN BLOC ROCK – 5K

MIKELANGELO AS THE BALKAN ELVIS – ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL Exhibiting his usual extraordinary charisma this consummate storyteller seduces his audience and leads them through the story of a young Yugoslav who realises that he is destined to carry on where Elvis left off. We travel across streams, through gypsy camps, nightclubs and war as the …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – Amber Martin – Janis: Undead – 4.5K

Her phenomenal stage presence and incredible vocals held her audience captivated from the moment she entered the room. 4.5K

CAFE CANTANTE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 5K

Greeted warmly at the door by one of the dancers and ushered to our seats we were soon transported from the Spiegelzelt at Gluttony to a Café Cantante of 19th century Spain. The music started slowly and gently with stunning singing and beautifully fluid solo flamenco guitar work. The three dancers, who were initially seated, …

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LAURIE BLACK : LIVE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 4K

Who would have thought that a pre-apocalypse party could be so much fun? Laurie Black welcomes us into her living room and regales us with apocalypse-tips, poetry and song. With her warmth, wit and charm she soon has the audience doing anything she asks them to do, even when she’s telling them not to do …

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KILLJOY – DESTROY THE FANTASY – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 4.5K

Sometimes confronting and often hilarious, the super-talented Killjoys have brought their joyous burlesque-cabaret-circus-rock show to the Adelaide Fringe. On their opening night on Tuesday, despite having to deal with injured muscles and broken shoes, they gave a wonderful performance in front of a very appreciative and engaged audience. Presented almost as a series of variety …

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MARATHON – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

With their dialogue falling into sync with the pounding of their feet on a lonely road at night Steve and Mark discuss life and love. They are in training for the New York Marathon. Brilliantly and convincingly brought to life by Ross Vosvotekas and Adam Cirillo who run for virtually the entire 55 minutes (they …

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