Posted by Jake Eldred
27. Sep, 2012
|October 3, 2012|
It takes a lot of darkness for a Tim Burton film to seem light by comparison, but Alice in the Madhouse marches purposefully in this direction. Stripped of the frothiness that bubbles through earlier Alice incarnations, it’s a circus noir reinvigoration of the story devised by students from the National Institute of Circus Arts.
Alice, in this version, wanders through the outlandish world of a madhouse, encountering an increasingly disturbing mix of patients, family members, and alarming recreations of the Wonderland characters. Given life by these impressive performers, the circus arts seem perfectly suited to conveying the strangeness of Lewis Carrol’s original vision: an embodied expression of the surrealness of Wonderland and its inhabitants.
It’s a strange romp through an alien world, at Red Bennies as part of the Melbourne Fringe.
WHEN: Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 6 October, 7pm
WHERE: Red Bennies, Level 1, 373 Chapel Street, South Yarra
So Frenchy So Chic celebrates the wonderful culture and zest for life that is so central to the French way of living.
Monique Dawes is an Australian actor and performing artist who is tenaciously working to take her career to the next level in Los Angeles.
The Royal Croquet Club is back in town in all its might and majesty with some of the best food and music Melbourne has to offer.
Milk Bar Mag is thinking about our cute and cuddly friends who adore us unconditionally on National Pet Adoption Day.
The Guerrilla Gameshow is on again, this time with a vintage Halloween theme!
Self-taught artist tohm has dedicated his second exhibition to nothing but the colour black. A dark event indeed.