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Party with the Improv Festival

Following conversation with the Director of Canberra’s very own International Festival for Improvisation, Nick Byrne brings actors, comedians, dancers and musicians to Canberra every year but never before has there been a party! And hey, who doesn’t love a good party?

Fortunately, Hotel Hotel and the Molongolo Group love parties too and so this Saturday night, you’re invited to one very awesome dance party that is sure to run into the wee hours of the morning.

The theme is Improvision: Eurovision mixed with improvised acting, comedy, dancing and music. The band will keep pausing for improv actors – the audience can even influence what they do too!

Most of the performances will take place on the Nishi Grand Stair, a very special venue and one that the organisers hope to do justice with a number of production surprises.

There’ll be a band with local leaders who can improvise funky grooves as well as play a few pop hits like Billy Jean and Dancing Queen. Watch of for the illustrious Chanel Cole, who same may remember from Australian Idol. Our favourite violinist, Mr Michael will also be fronting the party stage in the Grand Stair.

The Improv Festival are bringing a huge number of performers to play and just be mischievous. Some of the highlights include Caspar Schjelbred (Paris), Fabio Maccioni (Milan), Nadine Antler (Wurzburg) and Keng-Sam (Reunion Island). This is the free after-party to the Festival’s opening night gala at the ANU Arts Centre. The gala will be hilarious so make sure you make a night of it. Or just grab a drink at Parlour or Monster to get you in the spirit.

This is an adults only event. Find more information here.

For the kids on Sunday

BUT there will be a kids event on Sunday. It will take place in the Nishi Grand Stair and involve similar actors in a show called Build Your Own Fairytale. It allows children (5–12 years old) to influence a fun theatre performance made on the spot by international experts. All the details and super cheap tickets are available here.


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