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A night of decadence and debauchery – Dance Hall style

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Grab your friends, dust off your glad rags and prepare to get down.

The smash-hit sell-out Travelling Dance Hall – packed with songbirds and showgirls, disco divas and opera arias, local legends, burlesque twirlers and go-go groovers – careens into the Hunter Valley for one night only on Tuesday 8 November at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC).

Beloved from tiny towns to bustling cities, Finucane and Smith are the unstoppable creators of the world’s most awarded provocative variety.

Travelling from Havana to Horsham, London to Launceston, Tokyo to Tallarook, they’ve played to more than 600,000 fans across 18 countries.

As well, they’ve bagged 13 awards – including Cuba’s International Presentation of the Year – and broken the record for the longest Australian tour of variety since the Gold Rush.

These artists know how to mix a party.

Travelling Dance Hall creator Moira Finucane said the show was born out of a love affair with regional and remote Australia.

“Dance Hall allows local community stars, from dance enthusiasts to singers, musicians to unicylists, to become part of internationally acclaimed variety world in the shindig of the year,” she explained.

“We saw when we came together with communities to share a show that is deeply hospitable, undeniably wild and celebrates the beauty and delicacy of humanity that everyone – us and the audience – blossomed.”

Among the line-up of talent for the Cessnock performance is Lachlan Bartlett (aka Iva Rosebud), an emerging queer artist originally from the Hunter Valley, known for bringing an old-fashioned flair to the modern world.

Joining Iva Rosebud is classical Indian dancer Govind Pillai, Australia’s Queen of Burlesque Imogen Kelly, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto, cabaret queen and creator Moira Finucane, as well as a host of reality-bending, genre-defying artists all set to make this a night to remember.

Finucane and Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall starts from 8pm.

Tickets are on sale at the CPAC Box Office, by phone on 4993 4266 or online at cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au.

SEASON DETAILS

Finucane And Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall

  • WHEN: Tuesday 8 November
  • WHERE: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
  • TIME: 8pm
  • BOOKINGS: cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au or phone 4993 4266

For more information on the production visit cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au/shows

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