The Fringe Sessions 2019

Q&A with Fringe World 2019 artists.

A choir and conductor

For the love of indie tunes

With over 100 members, Perth indie-pop choir Menagerie has no trouble filling an auditorium with harmonies. But what does it ...
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Lady on stage, arms wide open

Cabaret from the heart

The name Coober Pedy conjures up images of the Australian outback, of heat, mines and, of course, opals. It’s not ...
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Lady hosting game show

Filling in the blanks with Dolly

With celebrity panellists pitted against contestants,  running jokes and a backdrop of double entendre comments,  TV game show Blankety Blanks (and ...
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2 men in Roman clothes, 1 in Shakespearan clothes and lady in modern clothes

If Shakespeare could turn back time

What do you get when you send Shakespeare to Ancient Rome? In Kieran Bullock’s new play The Ides of March, ...
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Man and Woman, man's arm round shoulder of woman, coming across her neck.

Ghosts and dolls

New Ghosts Theatre Company's founder and director, Lucy Clements, has been busy since graduating from WAAPA just three years ago ...
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Two people sitting on a wooden crate, back to back, having a snack.

Feats for hands and feet

Perth-born juggler Jeromy Zwick and Finnish tightwire dancer Liisa Näykki are united by their love of circus... and each other ...
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From sex worker to comedian

From sex worker to comedian

Bella Green has worked in brothels, strip clubs, peepshows, dungeons, massage parlours and adult shops... and she's here to tell ...
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Channelling the greats

Channelling the greats

Singer Ali Bodycoat will need no introduction to local jazz aficionados. A regular performer at Perth's Ellington Jazz Club, she's ...
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A pop-up in three part harmony

A pop-up in three part harmony

Instachoir is exactly what it sounds like… a pop-up gig, choir-style. It’s the choir for those who fear commitment but ...
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Mr Gorski

Catch him if you can!

It may have started with a stutter, but Daniel Gorski's career looks pretty smooth from this angle. His alter ego, ...
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Lady seated with 6 men standing

A passport to another place

For West Australian jazz musician Kate Pass, music is a means of transcending cultural and geographical boundaries, a passport to ...
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A man sitting at a piano holding up two albums by Kylie Minogue

He should be so lucky

It all started with Madonna, says Michael Griffiths. The award-winning Australian cabaret performer has been touring Fringe festivals with his ...
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The ageless craft of circus

The ageless craft of circus

Rachel Bodenstaff of CircusWA and Natano Fa'anana of Casus Circus have joined forces and talent to create Cutting Teeth for CircusWA's Sliders ...
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Yalyalwuy Gondarra standing in front of an Aboriginal painting.

A steep learning curve

As returning Fringe World favourites, the Djuki Mala dancers need no introduction. The ensemble's charismatic blend of choreography from both ...
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The Big City

A clown in the city

Louis Spencer's new work The Big City has come full circle. Bringing together clowning, cabaret, comedy and puppetry in what ...
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Feminah

Wreaking feminist havoc

Charlotte Otton may be a Sydneysider by birth but in the four years that she’s been living in Perth, she’s ...
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A man doing magic

Creating a world of magical realism

It took more than an earthquake to stop Jeff Robinson from pursuing his dreams of being a circus artist. Now ...
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Twisting the narrative

Twisting the narrative

Whether you loved or loathed Elizabeth Gilbert's novel Eat Pray Love (and the film that followed), local theatre-maker Andrew Sutherland ...
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Girl standing in front of dystopian looking building

A not-so-imaginary future

Unprecedented heat waves, floods, bushfires... at a time when the effects of climate change are all too evident in Australia, ...
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A sultry woman with a shiny black bob peers out from behind red fabric.

When rock n’ roll met cabaret

Suave in her suit, Carla Lippis is the epitome of cabaret cool with her shiny bob, heavily lined lids and cigar ...
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A person in a pig costume and a young woman in dungarees against a cartoon backdrop of a forest

A creative, curious and enterprising pig

Serena Chalker may be best known as a choreographer of site-specific dance but this January will see her slip into ...
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Two young people squatting in front of graffiti. One is smoking the other is on her phone.

On trusting your gut

It’s been little more than a year since Isaac Diamond graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts but ...
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