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FREEFALL - Melbourne Fringe Review

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by Mia Ferreira (subscribe)
Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
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Music, lights, smoke machine and action...

Freefall is what Sex and the City would have been like, if there were five instead of four and it was entirely set in a night club!

Do your hair, wax your legs, squeeze into the Spanx and put on your night-time make up for a hilarious journey through blurry memories of a notorious girls night on the town.

The opening dance introduces us to the five characters and their mundane lives which will lead them to get drunk in the club as they search for euphoria - a release from the everyday and ordinary routines that many of us are expected to follow...

Then things escalate as personal insecurities and hopeful anticipation collide, and the girls get ready, call the Uber, and finally arrive in the sanctuary of the club!

According to Urban Dictionary 'free fall' is an uncontrolled decline or decrease but the energy and enthusiasm from the performers of this show is dizzying and infectious as their sparkly tops and the entrancing sounds from the live DJ.

Photo credit: Jack Dixon-Gunn

After all the hand-dancing (which is not real dancing apparently?!), drink-spilling, bartender flirting, toilet-queuing, groping, grinding and semi-coherent rambling, we have reached the night's climax - the last song. And, no one is safe from the power of the last dance...

Somehow, we make it home and wake up dishevelled, poor and alone - with a major case of hang-xiety (aka hangover anxiety). BUT we still have our friends and deep down know that you'll all be back together again next Friday.

Entering The Burrow via the back lane off Brunswick St in Fitzroy, only adds to the experience - so grab a drink and chill in outdoor courtyard before diving deep into a liminal space that invites you to not only be yourself, but be the best version of yourself. Dance to express and forget.

Photo credit: Jack Dixon-Gunn

Running for three more nights - 28, 29 & 30 September, buy your tickets and get ready to let go and Freefall:

Featuring: Ellen Grimshaw, Sophia Simmons, Alli Whitmore, Olive Asi and Natalie Shinners.

Warning: Contains strobe lighting, moderate coarse language, adult themes.

Photo credit: Jack Dixon-Gunn
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Where: The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Cost: $25
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