It’s the evolution to La Revolucion and wilder than ever as the beloved Melbourne institution bursts forth anew again! Heading into its 11th year, Finucane & Smith proudly return with Glory Box La Revolucion at the Melba Speigeltent from 22 August 2015.
An adored Franken-Spectacular of erotically charged, electrifying acts that shove a fork into the toaster of cabaret, circus, burlesque, and performance art. Glory Box La Revolucion brings together some of Australia’s most unique and powerful female performers, that sizzles and spits, and turns Burlesque on it’s head. Literally.
“It was the Glory Box that first introduced me to the passions of Latin America, took us to Tokyo and Slovenia, dumped/landed/threw me in front of galleries in jungles, artists and festivals in antique music halls and tents and massive city squares I never ever expected to see in my life, let alone be part of,” says Moira Finucane.
“The lid is open now, and new horizons are calling us every day. Glory Box is going off to adventure around the world, and she won’t be coming back home any time soon. So if you love her, come and kiss her bon voyage. If you haven’t seen her yet, come, you’ll fall in love.”
Internationally recognised as redefining the artform of Burlesque in Australia, powerhouses Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith have created a company that is now so in demand later this year will see Finucane & Smith become the first Australian company (ever) invited to perform at the Havana International Theatre Festival in Cuba, the first to collaborate with Slovenia’s Live Art Institute, and Finucane becomes the first ever appointed Creative Fellow of the National Gallery of Victoria.
With 10 International Theatre Awards, 5 Green Room Awards, and sell out seasons in the mix, the fact that a recent Pozible campaign run by the company had made its $10 000 target in less than 24 hours is a testament to how valued their work is. They are loved, revered, and unmissable. Serving up 11 new acts and 4 new artists, 2015 will herald the final Glory Box season before it struts out of Melbourne indefinitely.
Creators / Directors: Jackie Smith and Moira Finucane Starring: Moira Finucane, Clare St Clare, Rockie Stone, Azaria Universe, Holly Durant, Mama Alto and Miss Chief
Glory Box La Revolucion
Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Season: 22 August – 13 September 2015
For more information, visit: www.finucaneandsmith.com for details.
Image: Glory Box La Revolucion (supplied)