Wednesday, February 6, 2013

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT - Media Call Preview and Photos, Wednesday, 6 February 2013, by Joe Calleri.

When – 05 FEBRUARY – 21 APRIL 2013
Media Call Preview and Photos, Wednesday, 6 February 2013, by Joe Calleri.

At the February 06, media launch of the 2013 program for the now 93-year old, Famous Spiegeltent, Judith Isherwood, Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne, reminded guests that, the popularity of performances held at the Spiegeltent grows each year, with the 2012 season attracting more than 50,000 patrons over its three months period.

The Famous Spiegeltent facade.
The Famous Spiegeltent facade.

The Famous Spiegeltent facade.
The 2013 program again promises a wildly diverse range of more than 300 performances over a three-month season that ends on 21 April 2013.

Program Manager of The Famous Spiegeltent, Linda Catalano, scours the globe to find and attract highly skilled circus and cabaret acts to The Famous Spiegeltent, to tantalise our senses and render us speechless.

That wonderful, larger than life Diva of Divas, Trevor Ashley, will present his “I’m Every Woman” drag show in which he will channel divas including the ageless, Shirley Bassey. Ashley’s pounding vocal rendition of Bassey’s “Diamonds are Forever”, the famous theme tune from the James Bond film of the same name, not to mention Ashley’s outrageous golden gown, promises to raise the roof off the Spiegeltent.

Grand Diva, Trevor Ashley, knows how to belt out a tune.

Physically gifted Queensland duo, Casus, whose show, Knee Deep comes from Adelaide Fringe Festival, consistently earned 4 and 5 star reviews for their risky, dextrous, balancing routine

The physical dexterity of duo, Cassus.

Ever wondered what would happen if Samuel Beckett married the Tokyo Shock Boys and they had a love child? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, catch the stunning show noir by local performers, The Dark Party, that culminates in one of the performers stripping down to a g-string and showering under a bright sea of sparks spewing from two angle grinders. Please - don’t try that at home!

The Dark Party redefine the concept of a "hot shower"!

Finally, and in complete contrast, we witness elegant, graceful, contortionist and performance artist, David Pereira, as he presents his stylish, almost meditative, tissue routine, The Trip.

The quiet grace and elegance of David Pereira.

So, with more than 300 performances to entice you from your living rooms over the next three months, there is bound to be at least one show that will whet your theatrical tastes and predilections.


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