Barangaroo Birthday Birds

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I was super excited to work, for the first time, with the fantabulous Deep Sea Astronauts over the weekend. These guys have a number of whimsical acts and their trademark is high quality,¬†original Australian curiosities. The beautiful couture costumes are hand crafted in Sydney by a team of local artisans. There’s a squadron of iconic birds, including cockatoos and rainbow …

Penjelajahan Orangutan

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I have emerged from the jungle! For the past seven weeks I have been camped out in the wilds of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) doing a very special project. Penjelajahan Orangutan is a collaborative street theatre project with an environmental message. Hosted by Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan, we worked closely with the permaculture centre and were based at their brand new …

Arquitectura De Feria at Sydney Festival

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I have been very fortunate over the last three weeks to have been made part of a very special carnie family – a concoction of physical theatre performers, backpackers, jugglers, clowns, directors, spruikers, invigilators and other such dodgy types. Together we are the Sydney cast of Antigua i Barbuda as part of Sydney Festival. The company hail from Barcelona and …

Theremerkin Debut at Bushwick Burlesque

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During my recent trip to the USA, I was delighted to¬†be included in the line up for Bushwick Burlesque, no doubt one of New York’s most colourful and infamous burlesque nights, which specialises in the weird and unusual. Dodge the piles of garbage and try not to trip over the homeless and you’ll reach the Bushwick Bizarre. A cozy place …

Hosting Stoneleigh No 50

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I had a wonderful time last month hosting immersive wine tasting experiences through a gorgeous heritage listed mansion in the secret back streets of the Rocks. Dubbed Stoneleigh No. 50, each room in the house responded to the notes in a different vintage, and guests were drawn in to explore space by space. The overarching philosophy of the house was …

Ecole Gaulier: Trials, Tribulations & Travesty

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Ecole Gaulier is an institution in so many senses of the word. I spent a Parisian spring attending the ‘characters’ module and exploring this style of schooling. I would like to share my impressions with you, with the caveat that my time at the school was brief, and my experience quite personal. I could wax lyrical about the unconventional teaching …

The Mothership, NOosphere & the Last Frontier NYC

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Yep! I’m playing catch up! But expect exciting updates from my time in New York and beyond for the next few weeks! The Mothership is a special place. Its a New York institution – the home of many artists, a working studio, residency base and live music and performance art venue. I was lucky, through a purely serendipitous twist, to …

Au Chat Noir Paris 2015

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First of all, I’d like to enlighten you with a short explanation as to why the Chat Noir is a super cool place. You may recognise the iconic art nouveau graphic depicting a swirly cat – this is the gorgeous promotional image for the establishment. Its namesake (*now sadly long departed) was a fabulous hub for 19th century Parisian bohemia, …

Secret Garden Festival 2015

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What do you get when you take a dairy farm, a bunch of performance artists and several thousand hipsters at a dress up party? The wonderful thing that is Secret Garden Festival. I was blown away by how gorgeous the property and site was, it was delight to explore little fairy lit pathways through the rain forest, silk draped grottoes …