You Dance Funny - The Sequalé 2014

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Darwin Airport Aviation Institute, Marrara

Roll up, roll up as the world’s whack-iest dance carnival returns to town! Step into the ring for a mystical night of entertainment with this star-studded line up of freaks, misfits and has-beens. Forget the nail-biting climax of ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Forget the anguish of who to vote for on ‘Australian Idol’. YOU DANCE FUNNY delivers the sort of edge of your seat drama not experienced in Darwin since Mavis Chin took out ‘First Runner Up’ in the closely contested ‘packed lunch’ section of the 1967 Freds Pass Show.

The Inferno family and their wacky dance carnival have returned from their second rate disaster tour of South East Asia [see You Dance Funny 2007]. World changes have forced their return to Australia and in Darwin they are in search of ‘new acts’ for their next biggest thing – their Australia Rural, Regional, and Remote Tour [ARRRT]. Performed in cabaret style in a boxing ring under a mirror ball under the stars. The performance uses the shorter time frame format of stand-up ‘dance jokes’ and incorporates loads of audience participation and community dance group performances. Fusing dance, theatre and comedy forms with contemporary political commentary on arts, culture and immigration.

Written in collaboration with local writer and performer Gail Evans. A professional cast of six comedians and dancers will be joined by local community performers and a mix of comic community dance groups.

Creative Personnel

Concept and Direction: David McMicken
Assistant Directors: Tim Newth and Gail Evans
Designer: Tim Newth
Writer: Gail Evans
Additional Writing: David McMicken
Choreography: Jess Devereux and David McMicken and cast

Performers

The Inferno Family

Femmina da’Inferno – Gail Evans
Ruffiano Inferno – Yoris Wilson
Cara Inferno – Kelly Beneforti
Mia Inferno – Ciella Williams
Cugino Secondina (The Judge) - Damien Murray
Maximus Impactus (The Producer and Judge) - Jose Casimiro
Minimal Invincible - Kyle Ramboyong

The Challengers

Jon Clarke 
Darryl Butler
Tahnee Cvirn
Elle Chandler
Venaska Cheliah
Ryan Newton, Skye Manley and Renee Lichenberger
Enrico Escalona and Mitchelle Carpini

The Heckler’s

Arthur Lariosa, Maddy Brown, Macon Riley and Hedi West

Scenario

Introduction to the Famiglia Del’Inferno
Round One: Wipe Out
Round Two: Dance like a True Aussie
Round Three: The Magical Book of several special Dance styles
Round Four: Twerk Safe
Round Five: The Grande Challenge - auditions
Round Six: Dance Karaoke
Round Seven: No Girly Moves
Round Eight: This is what you call Dancing
Finale: La Famiglia Del’Inferno Extravaganza

Sponsors

Darwin International Airport, Dreamedia, Southern Cross TV, Brian Tucker, Eddie Willoughby-Smith, “It’s Australian” (Nightly Prizes)

Funding Bodies

Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Tracks 2014

Artistic Co Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Susan Congreve
Administrator: Clancy Breasley / Gail Evans
Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg
Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
Bookkeeper: Heather Van Holt
Geek in Residence: Jeffrey Withaya Campbell

Committee Members: Michael Grant (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin, (Treasurer) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Kate Hudspith, Mary Durack. David McMicken, Tim Newth, and Susan Congreve (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC, Administrator of the Northern Territory

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Where and When

The Aviation Institute
Charles Eaton Drive
Darwin International Airport

Darwin Festival
Fri 8 - Tue 12 August 2014
Fri 15 - Tue 19 August 2014

Show time 7.00 pm
Gates and bar open 6.30

Cabaret style seating
Table bookings of eight available but book early

Bookings
Darwin Festival Box Office
08 8943 4222
darwinfestival.org.au
$30 Full  / $28 Friends  / $18 Conc

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Media Responses

“…it’s not the details that make this show special, it’s the whole mood…it’s as much a comedy as a dance show but when the dancing happens, it’s excellent.
The interaction between the crowd and the cast creates an intimate little scene on the edge of the lake… The jokes are funny, which helps, and the humour is pure Darwin... it’s nights like this one where you really appreciate what this town has to offer.”
Ben Langford, NT News

“One of the most popular shows in the Darwin Festival … highly entertaining." Kate Humphries, ABC

Audience Responses

“Side splittingly funny… even the guys would love it. It is Yoris and crew at their silliest best. Yes a little bit of quite good dancing, but mostly a local show written by locals for locals… and very, very, very well done.” Marie-Louise Pearson Manager, NT SingTel Optus Pty Ltd

“Extremely good and very funny.” Linda Deans

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