Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Ponydance On The Fringe
Leonie is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. But sure, we are all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen, so you have come to the right place because these guys know how to fill the time better than most.
A love for good dancing, good looks and a good time is what they have in common. join them and enjoy this fabulous group direct from Ireland.
Ponydance isn't interested in delivering just another piece of dance or theatre. The four-member Irish troupe is on a mission to deliver unique comic dance to its audience, specific to each location, but always served with a healthy dose of wit and anarchic energy. Unashamedly brash, ponydance have a preference for site-relevant performances, having staged their shows in town halls, cafes, bars, on the street and even on a barge.
Founded in 2004 by Leonie McDonagh and Paula O'Reilly, then joined by Carl Harrison, Neil Hainsworth and Oona Doherty, ponydance has swiftly grown in size and stature. In 2005 they had 1 show on 31square feet of lino in 1 town hall to a total audience of 53. By 2011, they were staging more than 40 performances, featured at one outrageous stadium event to an audience of 15,000.
Ponydance will be performing at The West Australian Spiegeltent in the Perth Cultural Centre on the 12th and 13th February, 2013. Tickets are $28 or $24 (for groups of 6 or more).
A sneak preview of Ponydance can be seen on YouTube here.