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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bad Deep: The Last Resort

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Bad Deep is a club night series put on by the infamous party crew & design collective, Entropico. Their nights are always 100% in terms of decor, music and audience participation. The Last Resort edition was no exception. The Sly Fox positively glowed with tropical apoco-tiki style, and the dance floor was packed. Entropico parties always have a conceptual thematic …

Next Gigs! Secret Garden & the Last Resort

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Upcoming Gigs Hopefully you already have tickets to the legendary Secret Garden Festival this weekend, because it is well and truly sold out! If you are traipsing around in your animal onesie / stripey pajamas and you catch me on one of the performance stages be sure to come over and say “oh hai!” Secret Garden Festival burlesque / puppetry …

AI phone creates Subsonic Video

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My new phone is even more intelligent than me these days, so it made this video on its own through no suggestion from myself. My main tweak was to select its pre-set ‘festival’ mode, whatever that means! Its not the most masterful editing and will probably never feature on Rage, but not bad for zero effort. The video is from …