12 February 2019

Fresh funk twist to The Hunger Games races to Erindale Theatre

| Tuggeranong Arts Centre
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Characters from the famed novel-turned-blockbuster-hit will come alive on stage as you've never seen them before this December.

Characters from the famed novel-turned-blockbuster-hit will come alive on stage as you’ve never seen them before.

A cast of nearly 300 Fresh Funk dancers will conclude a year of celebrations with a high energy urban dance remake of The Hunger Games at Erindale Theatre in December.

2018 is the 18th year of the multi-award winning Fresh Funk program which now attracts families from across the ACT and regional NSW and continues to grow.

The production of The Hunger Games is the program’s final offering for the year and comes just weeks after a sell-out choreographic showcase at The Street on October 27.

Fresh Funk Artistic Director, Caroline Wall, says the dancers have delivered an exceptional program of work throughout the year.

The Hunger Games is a fitting finale to an inspirational year and fans will not be disappointed with our nail-biting remake of the best-selling book and movie.

“The cast had a great time choreographing the thrilling battle scenes, which lend themselves brilliantly to urban dance and our high-energy style and music,” Wall said.

As well as the opportunity to incorporate acrobatics and combat choreography, long-time dancer and tutor for the program, Melissa Markos, says the show’s female heroine provided interesting concepts to work with.

“It was interesting exploring ideas around segregation of social classes and violence as entertainment,” Markos said.

Markos, like so many of the advanced Fresh Funk dancers, has undertaken professional training interstate and overseas with the program and is a familiar face across stages in both Canberra and Sydney.

As well as playing Katniss in the show, Markos has played an instrumental role in producing Fresh Funk’s end of year production at Erindale Theatre.

“This electrifying show is a great way to finish off a fantastic year,” Markos said.

The Hunger Games will be performed by the full Performance Program of Fresh Funk dancers at Erindale theatre on Saturday 8 December at 5 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for concessions and available online at www.trybooking.com/ZLTP

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