Leisa and I saw Strictly Ballroom the Musical on Tuesday night. I was a guest of Nuffnang. I loved it! I had not seen the movie before – maybe I was too young when it first aired. But I am so glad I saw the musical. I loved how the theatre was in theme of 1990s dance championships – especially the fluro seat covers. The dancing, signing and costumes were amazing. And the way the cast engaged with the audience was fun too. My favourite parts were the scenes with the Spanish family – the dancing was so emotional. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann and certainly lived up to his film style.
On Thursday I sawThriller Live at the Arts Centre. I caught up with lots of blogging friends before the show too. I was a guest of Thriller Live.
It featured impressive vocal and dance impersonations – such a likeness to Michael Jackson. There were moments that I thought I was hearing and seeing Michael. And I could also hear how my favourite, Darren Hayes, has been inspired by his idol.
It was Sequin-tastic. Hotpant-acular. 8/10.
On Saturday I performed with my friends in Quippings at Hares and Hyenas as part of the Midsmumma festival. Quippings is a Melbourne-based disability performance art group. I read out a piece which will be published on the blog shortly, and others talked about sexuality, love and politics. We watched the amazing Sins Invalid documentary last night at Quippings: Disability Unleashed. If you are interested in real, proud portrayal of people with diverse disabilities, do check it out. I found myself nodding along to the content in the documentary – a balance of adversity and pride.
This group of people are amazing – I am so proud to call them my friends. I love them and an thankful that I was asked to perform two years ago this February.
And on Sunday, The Good Girl Confessional and I went to see Jean Paul Gaultier at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Love this punk rock.
Mermaid on crutches.
A talking JPG.
Look at the details!
Wedding dress inspo!
This dress is made entirely out of ballet ribbons.
This is Beyonce’s costume and a pregnancy bustier. Amazing.
Disclosure: I was a guest of Strictly Ballroom and Thriller Live. I was not paid money to write about the shows, and opinions are my own.