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Pop the cork and pour the bubbles, Blanc de Blanc is back, and it’s about to get a whole lot steamy and sassy in here. Sultry, promiscuous and highly provocative might be the three words that you constantly hear when it comes to the live cabaret show, Blanc de Blanc. However, beyond the commercial value and the crowd pleasers, Blanc de Blanc deserves to be recognised as an extraordinary production that excels with award-winning artistry, talent and entertainment.
Wildly contained within the visually stunning and designed, Aurora Spiegeltent in the Gold Coast’s Broadwater Parklands, the night is filled with vintage glamour, acrobatic and aerial performers, astounding theatre and intoxicating cabaret.
Directed by Scott Maidment, choreographed by Kevin Maher and the costumes designed by James Browne, Blanc de Blanc is adapted to a modern audience whilst still paying tributes to the great traditions of jazz, burlesque and cabaret movements. Inspired by the theme and drinking stages of champagne; classy and sweet to messy and debaucherous, the performance filters through a variety of genres, moods and theaterical acts.
First off, you're introduced to the sexy and hunky host of the night, Monsieur Romeo, who does an impressive job of progressing and transitioning the show with imitable high-energy and flair. One by one, the talented cast make their way on stage and introduce themselves to the crowd, before performing an engaging welcome that takes form of a team dance number with a bottle of champagne constantly passed throughout. And then it goes pop.
From here, we witness a one-woman show with an awfully touchy coat-hangered gentleman, a salsa tango with champagne balanced on the brain, and a break dancing contortionist who makes you question whether the human body can really do that?!?
Just when you think things can’t get any crazier: cue the foam, double the champagne and let's have less, and less clothing. Beware, you’ll get a little wet as the show reveals a center-stage hot tub; ready for a true Blanc de Blanc bubble bath.
Highlights of the show would have to go to Blanc de Blanc’s Aussie co-host, Spencer Novich, whose incredible mime and comic dramatisations have you unexpectedly crying with laughter.
For a personal favourite, real-life couple Hampus Jansson and Milena Straczynski, are the true essence and power behind such a extraordinary show. Flying high up above, attached to only a rope and one another, the aerial performers display an incredible amount of chemistry, strength and magical talent. On multiple occasions I had to mentally remind myself to actually blink and close my mouth or I’d soon be catching flies.
So, take a seat, pour yourself a glass and welcome to the party. Here’s to a night of wild, debauchery entertainment like no other. I’ll cheers to that.
Blanc de Blanc will be running from Thursday October 5 - Tuesday November 5. Further information and tickets are available here.