This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Finucane & Smith Unlimited
18 – 20 August 2022
8pm – 10pm
From the multi-awarded creators of world-famous variety shows Burlesque Hour & Glory Box; the troupe that led the longest Australian tour of variety since the gold rush (Caravan Burlesque’s 8 months of dancing ovations) comes Finucane & Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall! The nationwide tour of the smash-hit, dancing in the aisles, not to be missed community celebration, is coming to town!
Global talent, irresistible music, festoons and fan-dancing, torch songs and hot moves, glittering Indian boylesque, stunning circus & local guests light up the stage! Dance Hall celebrates the beauty of community under twinkling lights, velvet drapes, satin table seating… and disco fever!
After barnstorming 18 countries, playing for 600,000 fans, winning 15 theatre awards, 8 cabaret awards and Cuba’s International Presentation of the Year, Finucane & Smith are careening into town to blow your COVID blues away!
So grab your friends, book a table, throw on your glad-rags, and get ready to get down!
May contain traces of partial nudity, haze, loud music and ABBA!
“Sheer variety and changes of pace ensure there is something to enthral all” ★★★★★Time Out
“Seductive, subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent” ★★★★The Age
“I cannot express how exhilarating and uplifting this show is” ★★★★★ Planet Arts
“All shimmies and wild confidence, humour and brilliance” Theatre Press
“Moira Finucane’s gang of disco-pumping glamazons never cease to impress!” Plus Ones
“Mesmerising, extraordinary, impeccably performed” Australia Arts Review
“An Absolute Blast” Yarck Community
Finucane & Smith
Internationally renowned for their arresting mix of provocation and entertainment, the house of Finucane & Smith Unlimited create “salons of humanity”— intimate theatrical spectacles, dark drama, beyond-genre cabaret and provocative variety—hijacking myriad art forms and engaging unique and extraordinary artists to create indelible visions of humanity, freedom, power and desire.
The company’s work has been presented in 18 countries; renowned for powerful cultural exchanges and collaborations they have become the first Australian work to be presented at major festivals in Latin America, Europe and China. They have won critical acclaim in 13 languages and been the recipient of The Patrick White Playwright Award, 8 Green Room Awards, International Theatre Institute’s CHAMACO Award for International Presentation of the Year 2015 (Cuba), and the Climakaze Award (Miami) for outstanding art in climate justice.
Winter Light is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund