The showing of Macondo's Clothesline #2 has been put on hold until 2014, as the Sydney Fringe commissioned show Fred & Ginger has taken priority over the last month or so (hope you can make it!). Among all the craziness I decided to take in some oxygen and take a trip down nostalgia lane.
Best part about creating a piece of theatre that encourages feedback is reading about the individual experience that each audience member takes away with them. Audience reviews are the best!
Here are some of my fave comments:
The lads had a great night out to see MACONDO'S COTHESLINE at Old 505 Theatre. Delightful, whimsical, feminine, erotic....poetically composed and performed... One more week!
- O’Punksky’s Theatre
Loved it tonight!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to you all!
- Subtlenuance Theatre
Congrats and thank you all for a wonderful evening. An amazing, entrancing theatre experience, where my eyes became the key to your souls. My ears found the music and your voices taking me on a journey to a world beyond the known. Chookas and love to you all xox
- Georgie Edwards
Lovely work last night - captivating, enigmatic and thoroughly delightful, with performance, puppetry and musical score beautifully interwoven. Congrats to you all and best wishes for the rest of the run !
- Daniel Byrnes
Hey ACTT students, if you haven't seen Macondo's Clothesline you better hope to in the future. A million and one things to be learned about story telling through movement, physicalization and using your ENTIRE body to tell a story. Yes you have a beautiful face and voice, but it's attached to a body! This is what a lot of your training is all about and, to be an outstanding stage performer, you need to get this right otherwise, no one will take notice of you while you're up there performing. It would be a damn shame to miss Macondo's Clothesline as they tell the story so well through subtle and deliberate physicalization that they made it look easy. But it ain't. It's well trained and rehearsed. Well done Naomi Livingstone, Alicia Gonzalez and Natalia Ladyko.
- Oleg Pupovac
Hey Alicia... nomas queria decirte cuanto disfrutamos el Macondo. La combinacion de teatro, danza, sombras, humor, amor, desamor, realmente nos dieron mucho. Y ahora que pasaron unos dias, me quedaron imagenes grabadas, como cuando te 'cuelgan' de la cuerda, la rusa en la cesta, el hombrecito que te sale del coco y bastantes mas... Pues sinceras FELICITACIONES para todos Uds y espero ver mucho mas en el futuro.
- x Michel
Great performance girls! Bravo! You're a very talented and creative bunch... Looking forward to more of you're work.
....yo también he visitado Macondo por un hombre...
- Carolina Diaz
Thanks for a fab last night. Alicia, Macondo was a lovely piece, very thought-provoking, really enjoyed it. Provoked a lot of debate.
- Alistair x
Macondos Clothesline was brilliant! Highly recommend. Congratulations to you all. - x Paul Ellis
What a magical show! It ends an hour before it starts.
Macondo's Clothesline - go and see it. Go. See it. Wonderfully devised and will teach all the firsties why you should be listening to Andrew's Lecoq knowledge! It's on again next week and is worth way more than the $15 you pay for a ticket. Go. See it. X
- Alia Lievore
I would just like to give you some feedback on the play from last night, now it's dissolved into my brain. My interpretation was I was watching an insight into the emotional limbo, which we've all have resided on, whilst where waiting to gain the confidence to go back over the edge into a relationship. I particularly liked the way you depicted the fondness of the relationship memories and portrayal of men. I thought you captured the sensitivities and the animalistic emotions between men & women extremely well. Being a hot blooded male:) it made me feel strong, sensitive and erotic, so thanks for evoking such feelings, in one:).
I hope my interpretation and feedback is helpful.
Great work Alicia!
- Michael x
I really enjoyed the setting and the way you mixed drama with music/sounds, lights and puppetry & mime, I didn't necessarily relate to each and every bit, but I believe I did to most of them, and there is no boring part in the play, the attention is constantly being captured. I enjoyed the raw feminity of the characters and their 1930s/40s style (if I'm not mistaken), all of you played beautifully and certainly did not leave the audience indifferent.
The only 'negative' point (for me) was when the 'Frenchie' placed a torch on the ground facing the audience, for a back-lighting effect I assume, but the torch was in our face (I was in the first row and I could feel my neighbours seemed disturbed as well) and it made it uncomfortable to watch for that time when the torch was lit directed to the audience. Maybe something on the ground could have been placed in front of the torch so as to hide the torch bulb while still keeping the back lighting effect (I'm not lighting specialist though).
Voilà, these were my thoughts, you ladies seemed to be having a great time and that made it even more enjoyable. Thank you again for this charming combination of poetry/insanity/satire. I hope nothing offends you in my feedback and that it helps
We had the privilege of working with an amazing make-up artist during our second photoshoot for Fred & Ginger this weekend. Thank you Phyllis for recommending the gem that Burton is. He responded to the brief, on time, professional, talented - super friendly guy too!
Next gig you need make up and hair, call this guy.
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