From it’s inception, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been committed to presenting the world’s finest and most exciting cabaret performers and sharing their knowledge and experience with emerging artists.
Directors, composers and performers have offered masterclasses, candidly discussed their work in conversation and mentored local performers. The Festival supports Australian cabaret competitions in offering performance opportunities to selected outstanding entrants.
This year, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s mentoring program for secondary students, now known as “Class of Cabaret”, is providing ongoing learning and performing opportunities to 27 young performers from across Adelaide and beyond. The students are tutored in all aspects of cabaret, including repertoire selection, vocal coaching, stage craft and presentation. The program, which draws upon a wide pool of resources within the Festival team, is an ongoing investment in nuturing the interest and potential careers these students have in cabaret and the performing arts.
Over the past twelve years, the Festival has developed an audience of thousands of South Australians who love cabaret and is always keen to introduce them to fresh talent. The Adelaide Stage is a new initiative to offer local performers of all ages a chance to present a 10 minute spot and capture the attention of some of that audience! This fantastic showcase opportunity is ideal if you have a show to promote, or if you have some new material you want to try on an audience. The Adelaide Stage will be in the Piano Bar, Friday June 15 from 7.30-9.30pm. It is a non-ticketed event, which means it is open to anyone in and around the Festival that evening, and of course open to family or friends who would like to come in for a drink and enjoy some South Australian cabaret.
Those interested in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday June 10 Monday June 11 with a single paragraph introducing themselves and a rough idea of the material they would like to present. To keep the flow between acts as smooth as possible, we are primarily looking for solo vocalists with one instrument accompaniment, although variations on that configuration will be considered. Artists will be notified by Monday evening 11/6/12 whether their submission has been successful. The Adelaide Cabaret Festival will provide a pianist for the evening, basic production, and the chance to perform at the hub of the world’s largest cabaret festival!
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