Thursday, January 15, 2015
|Tabac Rouge - Sydney Festival|
'One of the world’s greatest circus performers, James Thierrée has lured Sydney audiences inside his surreal imagination three times before, in The Junebug Symphony, Bright Abyss and Au Revoir Parapluie – but nothing will quite prepare you for the sublime pandemonium that awaits you in Tabac Rouge.
Tabac Rouge, Thierrée’s latest creation, is an opium hallucination on a breathtaking scale. Thierrée plays a once glorious ruler held captive in a hall of mirrors, haunted by visions of his own downfall and surrounded by the exhilarating frenzied movements and contortions of his subjects.
A vibrant carnival of circus, dance and theatre that builds to an unforgettable climax, Tabac Rouge is an assault of stunning imagery, ideas and atmospherics. It evokes everything from Alice in Wonderland and King Lear to Hieronymus Bosch – but we promise you’ve seen nothing like it.'
Posted by swaggies at 3:52 pm
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friday, January 09, 2015
Members of Sydney's French community gather in the heart of the city to hold aloft banners reading "Je Suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) on January 8, 2015, in tribute to the victims killed after gunmen opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris the day before. (AFP Photo/Peter Parks)
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of cities across the world overnight to show their sympathy for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris that killed 12 on Wednesday and wounded 11 more.
Posted by swaggies at 1:04 pm