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 …

Umbrella Theatre Photo Shoot

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The colourful ladies from Umbrella Theatre got all gussied up last sweaty, humid Sunday. Skeletal figures, an underwater goddess, a curious doll and of course puppets all made an appearance in that picturesque Redfern alley way. A special thanks to Victor Muruet who was our wonderful photographer for the day. The full collection will be released later, but here is …

De Novo, Warhorse and One Servant, Two Guvnors

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What a lucky duck I’ve been lately, taken out to a string of overwhelmingly fantastic shows! First up was Sydney Dance Company’s De Novo, the most unexpected piece of contemporary dance I’ve ever seen. It was extraordinary, with incredible choreography and impossible bodies. But also what was so surprising, an alien vs predator themed dance, and a postmodern dialectic coupled …

Marawa the Amazing’s Hula Schoola!

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Such a great name, it just makes me wanna scream: MARAAAAWA THE AMAAAZING!! Marawa the Amazing, star of London’s Roundhouse, La Clique, hula princess, Britain’s Got Talent crowning champion and tiki pin up is in town for a limited time only. This woman can take 133 hoops at a time, which if you aren’t aware, is BADASS. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-bRg0v1nJ4] She’s in …

Halloween, Faster Louder & Harvest Sydney

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Another fabulous week of art, music, burlesque and puppetry. ‘Dobby’s Punishment Parlour’ made a comeback for a corporate Halloween function. Our well endowed gimp served Dobby acceptably as he dished out punishments (and a few rewards?) to all and sundry. Ah, the joys of being a puppeteer. We’re hoping it gave the guests something to talk about in the office …

Burlesque at Harvest Festival, Melbourne

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I have had the most phenomenal weekend! Flew down to Melbourne where we were blessed with blue skies and mild weather. After a cross country trek past lettuce and tomato farms we eventually reached the Harvest Festival site, in the stunning Werribee Park. Highly recommended, definitely worth checking out, festival or not. They have pine groves, a mansion and a …

New rabbit burlesque routine – creative development

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I’ve been having a lot of fun developing materials for our new burlesque routine, called ‘White rabbit’. Spent a bit of time cutting up and painting corflute to make a carrot and knife, plus searching for other bits of costuming and music. I have founding it disappointingly hard to find budget gimp masks in Sydney stores or online on Australia …

Clairy Browne and the Bangin Rackette’s

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Check out Clairy Browne and the Bangin Rackette’s awesome doo-wop/soul music video, filmed in Geelong Prison. By all accounts they are a marvelous live act, and the Melbourne group are touring nationally in a couple of weeks! The lowdown on Sydney shows – they’re playing the Brass Monkey in Cronulla on Thursday 24 May and Good God the following night. …

Madame Tussaud’s in Sydney

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Madame Tussaud’s has hit Sydney! This famous London icon has traveled to Darling Harbour. Its great fun whether you want to pose with faux celebrities, admire the workmanship or experience the uncanny feeling of being in a room where you can’t tell who’s real and who’s not. I found it very creepy to be around such life-like models, which were …