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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – MISSION SONGS PROJECT – 4.5K

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by Riccardo Barone The Mission Song Project has been performing a collection of Australian folk songs wisely harmonised and arranged by the ensemble accompanied only by a guitar most of the time. Research and ethnomusicology have had a happy result with this performance, as far as the repertoire consists in indigenous music from the 20th …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – TAKING IT UP THE OCTAVE – 4K

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by Riccardo Barone 50 shades of opera is the truth! Erotism, passion, fire, seduction are hidden in the opera libretto, here showed and wisely enhanced by the duo Antoniette Halloran/Patrick Lawrence. Their catchy cabaret interacts with the audience and steals many tears because the moving interpretation of classics from “Send in the clowns” to “Quando …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – MADELEINE PEYROUX – 3.5K

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by Riccardo Barone “It’s so quiet here in Adelaide, isn’t it?” It could be quite quiet, but the audience needs to find quietly, peacefully the right connection with the Artist on the stage. A well refined country blues atmosphere, a warm nostalgic voice coming from the past accompanied by her acoustic guitar, bass, another guitar, …

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

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

GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS 2018 – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone Four motorbikes, like imprisoned bumblebees trying really hard to escape from the humongous caged up sphere, have shocked the audience. Is today a good day to die walking inside/outside (even backwards) of a huge rotating spinning wheel (even blind folded) challenged by gravity and weight? If that’s not good enough for you …

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE – CONCRETE IMPERMANENCE – 3K

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by Riccardo Barone What happens if the scenography gets involved and starts to dance and to move in a piece of contemporary dance? The sculptural objects were made of crimped paper which were able to be squeezed in and out and turn into different figures and shapes, constantly changing the scenario and the environment. Occasionally …

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Sense and Sensibility – The State Theatre Company – The Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Sense and Sensibility takes the classic Austen text and ironically puts a retro spin on it. In a continued effort to bring classic texts to a modern audience in an entertaining and accessible way the State Theatre Company are successful. The text itself is treated with a sensitivity, humanism and humour that …

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FRINGE 2018 – Music – “One Wild Night: The Australian Bon Jovi show” – The Arkaba – 4.5K

By Julia Cudsi A tribute show is something of a known quantity – you go in living on a prayer that you will  hear your favourite songs and hoping that the tribute artist treats your favourite star and their music with respect without giving them a bad name. And that is precisely what “One Wild Night” did …

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FRINGE 2018 – Comedy/Improv – Unplotted Potter – Tandanya – 4K

By Julia Cudsi Another Fringe staple for repeat attendees, Unplotted Potter is the brainchild of local improv troupe Scriptease. As the title suggests, this show is one for the Harry Potter fans – each night, an extremely minor character from the Potterverse is selected (via the scientific process of a name drawn from a hat …

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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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