Pip Hall, Judy Dale, Lara Fischel-Chisholm
and the Wet Hot Beauties.
at Parnell Baths, Judges Bay Road, Auckland
From 13 Feb 2013 to 17 Feb 2013
Reviewed by: Dr Linda Ashley; James Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog);
CLASSICAL BALLET FLOCKS TO THE WATER
Wet Hot Beauties presents SWAN SONG - A Classical Love Tragedy Pool Party
Last Fringe Festival, the Wet Hot Beauties presented the first water ballet in New Zealand in over fifty years.
13th -17th February 2013, the 1930s styled ballerinas of the deep are back.
Following on from their 2011 sellout success ‘Sirens', the Wet Hot Beauties present ‘Swan Song', a fantastical
Swan Lake/Baz Luhrmanninspired water ballet mash-up with their trademark cheeky modern twist.
100 tutus flock to the water in a romantic and epic tale of star crossed lovers, dark magic and water fowl at
the historic Parnell Baths. Eternal Love. Prince and Princesses. Dark magic. Girl fights. Water fowl. Love
triangles. Love triangles with water fowl. A hilarious water dance party with rocking great moves, this is
Auckland's most popular pool-side night-time spectacular.
Featuring an eclectic and dynamic sound track including Tchaikovsky, Shirley Bassey, Calvin Harris, Florence +
the Machine, Fat Boy Slim and Whitney Houston. ‘Swan Song' is created by Pip Hall, Judy Dale, Lara Fischel-Chisholm
and the Wet Hot Beauties.
Wet Hot Beauties are a fully inclusive, contemporary water ballet community in their fifth season. Past and
present whanau sit around 250 and are a widely diverse collection of people. The majority of performers have
no formal dance or performance background and join the group to channel their inner water ballerina and
participate in an art form that sits outside the box.
Classical ballet just got all pool party on it. Will sell out.
“Before they even dipped a toe in the water this week, the Wet Hot Beauties were the media's feel-good, soldout hit of the summer.” - Janet McAllister, NZ Herald .
“Extremely engaging and over all too soon.” - Roxanne de Bruyn, Theatreview.
“The Wet Hot Beauties took over the Parnell Baths, delivering an awe-inspiring visual extravaganza in the
water” - James Wenley, Theatre Scenes
Winners of 2011 Peoples Choice Award, Auckland Fringe Awards. Best Special Effect, 2011 Hackman Theatre
SWAN SONG plays 13th – 17th February 2013, 9pm
Duration: 45 minutes approx
Location: Parnell Baths, Judges Bay Rd, Parnell
Tickets: $20/ $16
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz Booking Fee applies
For more information contact:
Pip Hall & Judy Dale
021439747 / email@example.com
www.whbs.co.nz / facebook.com/wethotbeauties