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The Wild Honey Wintersun dance program kicks off with Cafe Boheme, a red carpet performance night at the Byron Community Centre inspired by jazz-age Paris, followed by four days of tribal belly dance workshops with US guests Jill Parker and Olivia Kissel.

 

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Cafe Boheme is bursting with talent and as well as the international guests, the cast boasts the ex-junior champion ballroom dancer of New Zealand, Adrian Hewson, and ex-political advisor turned modern Gyspy dancer and comedian, Rita Markwell, who takes centre stage as the amorous cafe owner, Madame Coco Gateau.

Event organiser, Belinda Burton, says Cafe Boheme is a salon of unbridled creativity and the audience is encouraged to dress to the theme which references the revolutionary and experimental spirit of the jazz-age. ‘Apart from the incredible dance and live music there’ll be life drawing during the intermission’, says Belinda. ‘There will also be some very special costumes and props including a stunning, hand beaded, velvet art deco coat that was found in a suitcase at the tip by a family friend in 1970 and a curtain from the movie set of the Moulin Rouge.’

Cafe Boheme is at the Byron Community Centre Friday August 7pm – there is also a Community Day for families on Saturday with a range of dance, circus, craft and yoga workshops.

Cafe Boheme tickets available at www.byroncentre.com.au and Belinda – 0402 398 590.

 

 

 

 


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