European flair will surprise

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
Gorgeous, sexy, crazy and cool Paris Underground will take over the Cossack on September 21 and 22.
Camera IconGorgeous, sexy, crazy and cool Paris Underground will take over the Cossack on September 21 and 22. Credit: Angelo Leggas.

Madotti & Vegas are bring their spectacular show The Paris Underground Cabaret to Cossack tomorrow as part of the Red Earth Arts Festival.

Audiences will be treated to a spectacle of singing, dancing, magic, illusion, comedy and aerial performances in the beautiful surrounds of Cossack.

Devised by Julia Madotti and Richard Vegas,the show encapsulates and is influenced by all elements of European variety shows.

“It’s really our desire to create a show that we find one of the most satisfying nights of theatre which you can have, which is true European character which involves everything from singing, dancing, circus performances, magic and aerial performances,” Vegas said.

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“The Paris Underground Cabaret encapsulates all of those things and it’s got a lot of comedy and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

Vegas is a magician and entertainer with more than 20 years experience and Madotti is one of Australia’s few female illusionists and has performed all over the world.

“Our performances that are in this show are heavily European variety theatre-based presentations of magic — so I eat razor blades and do classic magic routines and Julia and I will do some illusions together,” Vegas said.

“We don’t take ourselves too seriously anymore.

“We both clown around a bit.”

Madotti & Vegas will bring an exciting line-up of performers to Cossack with them, including renowned burlesque dancer Kelly Ann Doll.

“She’s coming from Sydney and she’s one of the best performers in Australia as far as burlesque and dancing goes,” Madotti said.

There will also be tap-dancer Eden Read, aerial artist Hannah Trott, and cabaret singer Aurora Kurth.

“(Kurth) is a cabaret singer and she’s a bit of a comedian,” Madotti said.

“She’s in high demand at the moment so we’re lucky to have her.”

Vegas said audiences should expect a lot of laughs and mystery.

“We’ve been lucky enough to be on the road with the show for about four years now and that has afforded us the ability to refine the comedy as well as the show itself,” he said.

“The most gratifying thing is creating a show that the audience can’t get ahead of and I hope, from all of our audience responses up to the stage, that no one’s ever been bored in the show.

“No one’s ever known what was about to come up next and I’ve had people come to me after the show to say ‘it was so great, I didn’t know what was going to happen next’ and that really keeps everyone engaged and us on our feet.”

The Paris Undergound Cabaret will be performed in Cossack tomorrow and on Friday at 7pm.

Tickets are $99 and include a three-course meal from Empire6714. Visit reaf.com.au.

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