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Posted 2018-05-21 by Kitty Goodallfollow

Fri 18 May 2018 - Sat 19 May 2018



There's always such a diverse program on offer at the Anywhere Theatre Festival. That's why I wasn't sure what to expect when asked to review . Fortunately for my guests and I, it was one of the most unique, fun and entertaining shows we'd had the pleasure of attending.

The show is a wonderful mixture of performance art, contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation and comedy. It starts with an interactive piece where the audience is invited to dress the performers in strange costuming. This is the first of many pieces that provide strong social commentary on gender and society. It's not a dry or misandrist work. In fact it's wonderfully balanced; hilarious and joyful, while still being dark and biting. It's also very sexy and quirky while feeling a little bit punk rock.








The performers (Ina Margrethe Borch, Kate Garrett, Bernadett Lorincz, Anna McCulla, Bae McKibbin, Sara Moad, Kara Peake, Jessie Rochford-Barber and Steph Wyburn with Melinda Penna) had excellent contemporary and ballet dance skills. The women were strong and powerful. They showed vulnerability, insight and bravery in their characterisations.

Choreography was outstanding and it was a treat to see how the Bonnie Curtis and her team had adapted the entrances and exits to the specific strengths of the performance space - the Newmarket Hall. While this weekend marked the first appearance of in Brisbane, it's been in development and performance for quite a while now. This original work was created with Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), Spark Youth Theatre, Inner West Council and the Australian Cultural Fund and has played in its many stages of development in Sydney.











It's packed full of laughs and surprises, themes to make you think and a lighthearted approach to heavy topics. You'll see characters you easily recognise and are sure to be impressed by the dancers' skills. So keep an eye on the Bonnie Curtis website or follow their socials to stay abreast of their next tour to Queensland. I'm sure whatever they bring our way next will be well worth the price of admission.


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#quirky
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!date 18/05/2018 -- 19/05/2018
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