Packed with sultry songbirds and pyro showgirls, gothic glamazons and glittering Indian dance, opera arias, moving Mudburra music and disco go-gos Finucane & Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall is a cabaret extravaganza you won’t want to miss.
Internationally renowned for their arresting mix of provocation and entertainment, Finucane & Smith create intimate theatrical spectacles, surreal indoor carnivals, dark drama and tantalising variety. Their game-changing varieties Burlesque Hour and Glory Box have toured 18 countries for 600,000 fans from Havana to London, Trieste to Tokyo. They’ve barnstormed regional and remote Australia with Caravan Burlesque, becoming the longest tour of variety since the Gold Rush. This outfit knows how to mix a party and they have a special treat in store for Darwin Festival.
Featuring local luminaries alongside global talent, irresistible music, torch songs and hot moves, festoons and fan-dancing, Dance Hall celebrates the beauty in us all, under a starry sky and the twinkling lights of our Sunset Stage.
Led by cabaret game-changer Moira Finucane (renowned for her wild mix of live art and burlesque macabre), Dance Hall brings you Mudburra genius Ray Dimkarri Dixon, indie pop icon Sophie Koh, burlesque lightning rod Jazida, Indian dance god Govind Pillai, beyond gender diva Mama Alto and more.
Grab your friends, dust off your sparkle-after-darks and get ready to get down!
'Seductive, subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent.’
'Something to enthral all.’