Tag Archive: Tom Eckert

Oct 08

OzAsia festival 2017 – SEVER – Elder Hall – 2K

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By Tom Eckert Sever by David Harris and Zooma is a collaborative project between the two aforementioned and the Shanghai Peking Opera. The central premise is a juxtaposition of the old world in the form of the traditional and narrative historical characters of Peking Opera. Guan Yu (pictured) and Diao Chan, with the modern world. …

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Oct 05

OzAsia 2017 – The End – Keiichiro Shibuya and Hatsune Miku – The Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hatsune Miku is what is known as a vocaloid, or a vocal android. Essentially a software program made manifest with a three-dimensionally rendered avatar. This software is something that any individual can own and then write lyrics and songs that will then be rendered in the voice of the vocaloid. Initially intended …

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Oct 01

OzAsia 2017 – Scary Beauty – The Space Theatre – 3K

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By Tom Eckert Image © Justine Emard Keeichiro Shibuya, a prominent man in the progressive electronic music scene in Japan brings his music and a sophisticated android to Adelaide. Backed by the Australian arts orchestra, Keiichiro summons soundscapes directly out of a computer imbued with musicality. The pieces are heavily modified with electrical effects and …

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Jul 22

Kokoda – by Peter Maddern – Star Theatres – 2017 – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Wandering into the Star Theatre’s space, one is struck by the closeness of the venue. An opera theater on a micro scale, and surprisingly well suited to a one man play. Kokoda follows the experience of one Private Morris Powell (played by Todd Gray) as he lives through the trials of the …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017: Scientology: The Musical – Warehouse at The Producers – 5K

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By Tom Eckert From the creators of Abbott! The Musical, George Glass bring a new absurdist rock musical destined to inspire the same level of following as the name sake of their show show at its peak. Intelligent and satirical, Scientology: The Musical is characterised by songs that subvert Broadway to T.S. Eliot and manage …

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Mar 09

FRINGE 2017: Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret – The Peacock – Gluttony – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Barbu, hailing from Montreal brings a novel twist on the typically ‘1920s chic’ acrobatics heavy cabaret we see at the Fringe. Barbu mashes together elements of electro trad music with a distinct folky twist, carnival and unabashed machismo all with a slice of camp humour. Focusing very much on feats of strength …

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Mar 02

FRINGE 2017: YouTunes – The Pocket – Stirling Fringe – 5K

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By Tom Eckert On a pleasant hills summer evening you are treated to a venue that wouldn’t be out of place in a Brooklyn basement. All dark hangings, blue and red light and a smoke machine it is minimalist and intimate, never being more than three metres from the back of the stage. You can’t …

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Feb 27

FRINGE 2017: A History of Early Blues – The Wheatsheaf Hotel – 4K

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By Tom Eckert The award winning trio performing this show give the audience exactly as advertised. A meander through the various permutations of blues music with all the spirit and character that went into the original arrangements. Rather, as some musical shows are prone to do, than simply playing the repertoire; the group indulge in …

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Feb 25

FRINGE 2017: Little Death Club – The Black Forest – The Royal Croquet Club – 2K

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By Tom Eckert Little Death Club promises ” an hour of dangerously funny cabaret, sideshow and burlesque at its most inappropriate and hilarious best” and manages to hit all the marks except for that last one. In previous iterations, Dead Man Comedy has produced shows with the same leading woman that were charactersied by their …

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Feb 24

FRINGE 2017:A Burlesque Show: Badlands – The Governor Hindmarsh – 3K

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By Tom Eckert A dystopic vision of a derelict post apocalyptic world. Badlands brings burlesque to sustainability, environmental catastrophe and what’s going to happen if we screw it all up. Camp comedy from sympathetically vitriolic MC creates a pleasantly jarring contrast with the images of environmental ruin that pervade the show and helps make otherwise …

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