The Village shows off its program

johnboy 21 February 2013

The Centenary Team are letting it be known that the intriguing “The VIllage” has unveiled what they’re going to be doing in Glebe Park for free at the end of March:

Travelling arts community The Village has unveiled the program for itsCanberra debut, which will celebrate the Centenary year with four days of theatre, art and music in GlebePark.

From 21-24 March, The Village’s collection of handmade venues will provide the stage for a range of local and interstate acts.

The program includes works of theatre, cabaret, puppetry, circus, spoken word and much more. There will also be a range of workshops, games and participatory works, including the popular So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance competition.

A major highlight of the program is a new work by the 1990s Canberratheatre collective Splinters. The work, titledBabylon, will be performed by the disparate Splinters alumni each evening.

Other highlights include Greedy Boy, a handmade shadow puppetry show about a cheeky boy who goes too far; When Claude met Roxy, a finger puppet show about love gone right; a performance by Dr Neil Potenza MD (PhD), winner of Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe; Natalie Randal’s rarely seen Cheer Up Kid show; a circus from Poncho Circus and Warehouse Circus and The Bally crew; and a collection of local and interstate sideshow and variety works.

The program also includes a wide range of musical performances including the sweet country blues of The Sugar Fed Leopards; the 1960s surf tunes of Johnny and the Johnny Johnnies; local gypsy heroine Crystal Berraca; old time favourites Dr Stovepipe and The Fuelers, and the Brass Knuckle Brass Band. The Melbourne-based women’s marching brass band Red Brigade will play a stage set as well as undertaking a series of ‘brass band battles’ with local mystery brass upstarts Blue Brigade.Sparks will fly!

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