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 …

Sydney Festival Reviews

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Inside Last night I saw Frank Woodley’s new show Inside at the Spiegeltent, and is a work of genius! It was such a marvelous mixture of humour, absurdity and character. We cackled the whole way through, but there’s also a weird existential underlying twist, as the Russian prisoners contemplate the outside world without knowledge of it or a chance of …

Murder in Sydney Festival

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Sydney Festival have just released this thought provoking and intriguing vivisection of Murder. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4phyoRIDzs] I enjoyed every moment – a highly recommended insight into puppetry, death and the human condition. The creative team are incredibly talent and the whole production has been brought together masterfully. Having watched this project grow from its inception as a 5 minute development in 2008, …

Murder and Puppets in Sydney Festival

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Murder. Its an evocative concept, and not for the faint hearted. A moving and visually stunning exploration, inspired by Nick Cave’s legendary Murder Ballads album, Murder is the hottest show of Sydney Festival 2013. Way back in 2008, I was involved in the very first creative development of Murder, at Carriageworks for Underbelly Festival. We then performed a remount at …

Sydney Circus Frenzy

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Saw a bunch more shows this week. At the risk of gushing endlessly about circus… hell, I’ll do it anyway. Get your ass down to see Circa Wunderkammer. Don’t worry about the faux German name – this Aussie circus troupe from Brisvegas don’t need a pretentious name to prop them up. The show is technically fantastic and a marvellous watch …