July 19th 2014 @ 8:00PM
Burrinja, Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey, VIC 3158. Tel. 9754 8723.
For the first time the acclaimed Melbourne Cabaret Festival is touring in 2014!
Now you can enjoy a titillating selection of acts from one of the world’s largest cabaret festivals. Performances range in style from Broadway-style glamour and sophistication; to burlesque artists; and risque, provocative and melodic acts.
Lush blue curtains and a smattering of sparkling stars sets the scene for an intimate taste of this beloved art form. The Gala will be hosted with all the flair, playful wit and costume changes one could hope for. This is an ideal time of year to make your way into an intimate performance space to have your soul sparked by some of the best in the business.
A degustation of some of the shiniest performances from the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, spanning a massive variety of cabaret traditions.
Premium ticket holders will be seated in cabaret style seating on stage.
Bookings for premium tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL WORDS ON CABARET
1. NO RULES
‘Cabaret’ is a genre that defies a clear form and creates a form through a process of constant mutation or evolution. So deconstructionists will become disorientated. Could be good for their development.
2. TWILIGHT OF PERFORMANCE ART
Cabaret is all at once music, comedy, variety, circus, burlesque, live art, theatre, dance, clubbing, even cinema.
3. IS FUN
Cheap thrills and even cheaper jokes are to be expected.
4. OUT THERE
Good Cabaret tap dances on the fringe of everything – good taste, good humour, good art, good politics, good girls(and boys). It can be both provocative and pleasing. Enjoyable and cringe worthy!
5. IS INTIMATE
Cabaret requires eye contact and connection between audience and performer. So this means no show is exactly the same. It is … spontaneous and authentic, and when it works – thrilling.
6. NO DRESS REHEARSALS
Artists will prepare their material but be ready to react and respond to the audience.
7. NEEDS YOU
Cabaret is a weird kind of alchemy that spontaneously arises between artist and performer. So your energy and self is as important as the artist – leading, for that is all they are doing, the show.
8. OPEN TO A TIPPLE
Cabaret traditionally embraces the social pastime of consuming alcohol joyously during performances. Unbuttons those social inhibitions, dissolves or softens the lines between us.
9. A BIT GESTALT
Cabaret is greater than the sum of all the parts that makes up the experience, because when it flies – everyone feels connection, united in the euphoric experience of collective, albeit it temporary, creativity. To indeed be GODS!
10. CHANGES THE WORLD
Don’t believe me? No? You’d better go and see if it does, and you Can … Can!