Other than for a few numbers, I found the rest to be a bit of a dull cat walk and false strip show.
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Tzigane eased us into the evening with a short yet varied set, prior to the energetic whimsy of the main act for the evening, Galonka. With the later, it was all a lot of fun, with jokey banter amongst the members between, and even during, songs, but there were also beautiful melodies played on violin and clarinet to the soulful backing of guitar, mandolin, contrabass and piano accordion. 4K
There’s a little bit for everyone in this show – from the classic jazz-club feel of the tables, to the switch from soul to blues to old school pop to the fine, fine sounds emanating from the talented musicians on stage, this is one show that can easily be enjoyed by a broader audience than seems. 3.5K
The Cronulla riots of 2005 pitted Australians of various sorts against each other in a rage that shook our sensibilities about what and who we are. Using Australia Day as a pretext to revisit this issue, Roslyn Oades provided a fascinating show, part lecture, part performance, about her work Stories of Love and Hate using her verbatim theatre technique.
Led by Areti Boyaci, she and her best students, guided by Werner Neumann and Al Valodze on their guitars, gave a superb display of flamenco dancing that got many in the capacity crowd roused and almost rowdy, creating amongst the stomping a fiery atmosphere that captured perfectly the spirit of the dancing and the music. 4.5K