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Review: Awesome Ocean Party - Melbourne Fringe Festival

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Awesome Ocean Party


What creature is highly intelligent, can squeeze through tight spaces and has three hearts?

An octopus.

From this premise Giema Contini created her show 'Awesome Ocean Party' which features at the Melbourne Fringe Festival this week at The Butterfly Club. There are two shows this weekend at 5.30 pm Saturday and Sunday. Book your tickets here.

This show is a quirky account of a story of a girl; half-human, half-squid.

At first, the 'OctiGirl' presents as shy and anxious with a craving for saltwater and ocean sounds. She communicates in a hybrid language and spends time between her fish tank and clam shell.

From a large illustrated storybook, OctiGirl tells the story of her birth, the tragic loss of her parents and her dreams of connection.

Each night the audience is invited to give OctiGirl a name and share in her birthday party, from which point she starts to reveal her human side and the audience starts to foster affection for this orphaned creature.

OctiGirl sings beautiful original songs of love and loss composed by Nathan Stoneham, accompanied by an eloquent pianist.

Although the show has a slow start, it does fit with the characteristics of an octopus, and slowly builds into a romantic cabaret. There are some beautiful emotional moments as OctiGirl discovers her new world and family with a childlike curiousity.

Some finessing of the work could make it into a school touring show, to explore loss and grief with young adolescent and teenage audiences.
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Why? To celebrate a birthday
When: 5.30 pm
Phone: 03 9660 9600
Where: The Butterfly Club
Cost: $25.00 - $32.00
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