Issued Monday, 30 January 2006
THE STUDIO AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
MARCH INTO MARCH WITH COMEDY, MUSIC, DANCE AND MORE COMEDY AT THE STUDIO, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
March is a microcosm of what the off-beat hub of the Sydney Opera House delivers in ’06. Take a journey into dance land, lose yourself in a blast of great new music or just laugh yourself silly as The Studio
presents a rich mix of original live arts.
‘After five frenetic years of operation, The Studio continues to present the cream of independent artists at the top of their wonderful crazy profession,’ says Executive Producer, Virginia Hyam. ‘And March alone delivers a diverse and entertaining program of occasionally confronting, always adventurous performance as we kick off into ’06 in full throttle.'
4 March Time Machine Space-Rock to post-rock and back This one-night-only club night at The Studio hears critically-lauded Melbourne post-rock instrumentalists, This Is Your Captain Speaking lined up next to Übernüdl (including members of B(if)tek and Dark Network) and Essendon Airport playing a loving tribute to the lavish sonic excursions of 70s ‘Space Rock’. Don’t miss this extremely rare opportunity to hear live versions of influential 70s electronic and instrumental music.
10-12 March STAU
Take off your shoes but don’t get comfortable! Direct from the Adelaide Festival and a hit across Europe, Russia and the United States, anoukvandijk dc (Holland) dissolves theatrical boundaries with dance work STAU. Playful, humorous, endearing and theatrical, STAU examines and transforms the experience of contemporary dance as a confined square stage opens out to an expansive, limitless space. You, the audience, abandon your seats and roam free between the dancers. Warning: Contains nudity.
13-19 March Global Beats
For the third consecutive year, part one of out famous cross-cultural music program Global Beats returns to The Studio with a masterful new line up. From West African percussion, funky bass group BA CISSOKO (Guinea/Conakry), to gypsy, jazz, vaudeville musical magicians Waiting For Guinness and from Indonesian Club Night Gongtronic (featuring North Sumatra, West Java, East Java and Bali musical styles) to Australian percussion revolutionaries Circle of Rhythm (featuring Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh and Ben Walsh), this year’s program fuses flavours from all points on the compass.
22 March-2 April The Kransky Sisters Don’t miss this multi-award winning trio (Annie Lee, Christine Johnston and Michele Watt) with their oddball, deadpan and downright hilarious brand of tune. Regular guests on SBS’s In Siberia Tonight, The Kransky Sisters are winners of The Age Critics Award and Greenroom Award winners for Best Cabaret Ensemble in 2004.
‘Like the acid fuelled imagining of Hunter S Thompson at a Country Women’s Association meeting, this unstuck comic creation is bizarre and precious’ - The Age
From Nana Mouskouri and Carly Simon to Talking Heads and Mi-Sex, The Kransky Sisters perform tunes you know like you’ve never heard before! They sold out The Studio in ’05 and return this March with a brand new, yet somewhat disturbing, show.
28 March-9 April Spymonkey Cooped
One of the most original forces in British theatre, physical comedy phenomenon Spymonkey brings Sydney the psychedelic comedy Cooped, a deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic novella.
‘Imagine Mills & Boon rewritten by Monty Python. Or the muppets doing a cover version of a trashy American Gothic soap. Fling in a fig leaf or three and some brilliantly ditsy clowning and whey-hey!’ - The Herald (UK)