So this isn’t art as such, but i’ve been having some fabulous experiences and I’d like to remember.
Since Thursday I’ve been at Adelaide Fringe (it’s Monday). And i was here 15 days ago for work. In that time I saw and experienced and heard and felt these phenomenal shows
- Laser Kiwi – just a marvellous collage of circus, physical, sketch and improv all in one bundle. It had olives, sticks and martini glasses. it had “live” 3d action, it had balancing on a jenga tower
- Mush by my friend Jero Detto – incredible ability to get the audience to play with and for him (that’s the le coq training I gather, because i’m seeing it again and again in other shows, but Jero is Jero).
- Scotland – a silly romp with kilts and shooting deer and singing along to scottish favourites (a whole room, just singing along for no reason)
- How long is a piece of string: where they answered the question (or not) in so many ways; highlight was a “when did you last feel connected” which had me in tears (and connected to everyone else
- The Gods The Gods The Gods – by Wright and Grainger. I suspect we will hear from them again. Stood up for the whole show, becuase it was like a nightclub dance floor. We sang along (i love a sing), we wept to poetry, we heard tales of the gods and tales of love and loss. may even see it again
- Paul McDermott plus one, which ws a cabaret of him with a guitar. As i have come to see as usual, he added more numbers in the street after the show was done – i know it well that performance high. he was cheeky, clever, insightful and of course beautifully tuneful