Demi Sorono first made an impact on us all through our TV screens as a participant on Australia's So You Think You Can Dance. She was a B-girl with a lot of talent. You might remember her as part of the 2008 series, where she was put out of comfort zone time and time again. This hip hop master was dancing Rumba and Salsa in front of the national and nailing it.
Her new solo work, presented by Phunktional Limited, is now showing as a part of Fringe Festival Melbourne. A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior, a powerful one-woman show told through hip-hop, physical theatre and song. Demi not only performs the pieces, she has also co-choreographed it, wrote the lyrics and sings the music in the piece. The score was composed by MC Julez with the animation by Sebastian Fowler.
The show follows Demi's story through years of hardships as she relocated from her home in the Philippines to Australia and endured tough times in her new country. Demi used dance as an escape from these bad-times and A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior pays tribute to the artform that picked her up and gave her a positive outlet to devote herself to.
You can find out more about the show at the Fringe Festival Website and in the short video below.
Full $25, Conc.$15, Group (6 ) $15, Cheap Tuesday $15 and are available via MelbFringe.