An adventure in unachieved life goals through the language of dance.
Following an alien abduction in his teen years, prolific regional touring artist, and renowned character and stand-up comedian Damian Callinan, is set with the not all that daunting task of learning to Swing Dance within 34 years. However, Callinan procrastinates his way through life preferring solo dance. It’s not until he is diagnosed with OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome] and witnesses Swing Dance in a Parisian club, that his quest is reignited. With only 4 months left on the clock can Callinan learn to Lindy Hop, Charleston and Shag before the aliens return? Mixing storytelling, stand-up, sketches and choreography Callinan takes the audience on a journey from his nervous teens to middle age where he takes on the only item on his bucket list before it’s too late.
Callinan is joined on stage by renowned swing dancers, Genevieve Wallis & Jeanne-Clare Storace [alternating] helping to create ‘a completely and utterly charming hour’
Hey Boss is an award-winning production and management company working with some of the most exciting theatre, music, and comedy shows in the global fringe circuit. Achieving sold out shows, critical acclaim and awards at Adelaide Fringe, FRINGE WORLD (Perth), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (to name a few); and tours to Switzerland, Finland, Korea, the UK, and throughout Australia.
Warning: This event contains mild course language and adult content, recommended for 16+ years.
The evening will commence with tunes from local swing jazz quartet, The Swing Revival Quartet.