Tag Archive: Dance

Mar 02

FRINGE 2017 – Baby Got Back – Spiegel Zelt at Gluttony – 4K

Like its stars, this show delivers exactly what it promises in the blurb, and then some – flesh, profanity, hilarity, sex and nudity. Lots and lots of nudity. Led by hilarious MC Memphis Mae, who enlisted the help of the audience to “make her ass famous”, the all-girl troupe took us on a celebration of all things debaucherous and sexy, ranging …

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Feb 25

FRINGE 2017 – 80s Kid’s Disco – Royal Croquet Club – 4K

The title of this show is pretty gosh-darn self-explanatory: a disco, for kids, set to 80s music. Bam. That’s exactly what’s offered, and exactly what is delivered by Austrian DJ Peter Baecker. Armed with hundreds of balloons (reminiscent of the iconic 80s peace ballad 99 Luftballons) and a vast array of era-appropriate wigs, costumes and other …

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Sep 28

Oz Asia Festival – 2016 – Split Flow & Holistic Strata – Hiroaki Umeda – Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hiroaki Umeda’s two performances Split Flow, and Holistic Strata are in essence dance of the modern age. Split Flow is a dance piece that challenges traditional conceptions of the media. Hiroaki Umeda’s movements relentlessly shift between the organically graceful and violently mechanical, but nothing that could be described as either traditional nor …

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Mar 06

Fringe 2016: Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World – Le Cascadeur – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   Upon walking into Le Cascadeur, the audience is met with a colourful pile of rubbish, and a pair of long, stiletto-clad legs protruding from a trash can.   What follows is a very odd, one-woman cabaret adventure to save the world. Betty Grumble is a self-described surreal showgirl and obscene beauty …

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Jul 09

The Australian Ballet – The Dream

The Adelaide Festival Centre was charmed last night by an immaculate performance by the Australian Ballet. Three exquisite performances captured the audience and held them until the last step. The first, Monotones II, involves a trio dancing to the heavenly piano of Erik Satie. Frederick Ashton should be commended for his beautiful choreography, the trio …

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Mar 14

Fringe 2015 – Sous Vide – Holden Street Theatres – The Studio – 4.5k

By Tom Eckert West Australian contemporary dance duo Laura Boynes and Tony Currie put on a unique performance that simultaneously challenges and entertains its audience. The stylistic choreography exploring the modern zeitgeist of achieving immortality or at least leaving something that extends beyond our time is adeptly woven throughout and complimented by a great soundtrack …

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Mar 05

Fringe 2015 – Excavate – Edments Building – 3K

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By Tom Eckert If you are going to see Gareth Hart’s Excavate, do so with an open and welcoming mind. This is not your traditional performer – audience relationship. Standing atop the roof of the Edment’s building in Gawler place you are greeted by both the elements and the view split three ways of the …

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Mar 02

Fringe 2015 – Run – The Holden Street Theatre – 3.5K

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By Tom Eckert Inspired by the film ‘Run Lola Run’ and the biblical text “Run without becoming weary that you may obtain the prize”, the Melbourne Dance Theatre, with choreography by Martin Sierra create an athletic interpretive metaphor exploring the ideas on interpersonal and fateful cause and effect. The entire company displayed admirable and very …

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Feb 22

Fringe 2015 – Hex – The Royal Croquet Club- Black Box – 3K

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By Tom Eckert Hex is an abstract dance piece directed and choreographed by James Welsby and performed by himself, James Andrews and Chafia Brooks. It is an emotive expression of the effect of AIDS in both reality and concept on the gay community. This expression is accomplished very adeptly by the three incredibly athletic dancers. …

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Feb 21

FRINGE 2015 – Bey Dance Workshop – Gluttony – 4.5K

By Olivia Henry   The Beyoncé Dance Workshop is just as the name suggests: a class that teaches Beyoncé Knowles’ signature dance routines to some of her most popular songs.   For those of you who don’t know who Beyoncé is; First of all, where have you been?! And second, I’m sorry for the outburst. …

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