les ballets C de la B
Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide
“I would shout my thanks at the top of my lungs if it wasn’t for the lump in my throat.”
In an intimate portrait of identity and self-revelation, six ordinary men take to the stage. Each man has his own story: sometimes funny, sometimes overwhelming, always poignant. As they navigate the hinterland between masculine and feminine, truth and artifice, past and present, their personal dramas are played out in a bold, yet deeply tender mix of dance, song, theatre and cabaret to the music of Aznavour, Dalida and Ravel.
A revelatory new work from the lauded company that brought Adelaide the much-loved shows La Tristeza Complice and Iets op Bach, Gardenia is not a work of fiction. The joy the performers have in living their dreams is palpable - falsies, fake eyelashes, glitter, gloss and all - plunging the audience with heart-rending generosity into a moving moment of humanity.
PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES GARDENIA
Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre
Fri 2 Mar, Mon 5 Mar
& Sun 4 Mar 7.30PM
Sat 3 Mar 9pm
Adult $79, Friends $67, Concession $60,
Fringe Benefits $30
For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.
Contains smoking on stage
Assistive listening systems
Some background music/sounds.
Directors: Alain Platel — Frank Van Laecke
Based on a concept by: Vanessa Van Durme
Music: Steven Prengels
Created and performed by: Vanessa Van Durme — Griet Debacker — Timur Magomedgadzhiev (replaced by Hendrik Lebon) — Andrea De Laet — Richard ‘Tootsie’ Dierick — Danilo Povolo — Gerrit Becker — Dirk Van Vaerenbergh — Rudy Suwyns
Production: les ballets C de la B
Touring: Frans Brood Productions
Photo: Luk Monsaert
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