Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Polytoxic: Teuila Postcards

Perfect... Paradise... Polynesia: imagine a lush, green landscape surrounded by turquoise water with rolling white beaches dotted with bronzed, curvaceous women in coconut-shell bikinis. It all sounds too good to be true. And guess is!

Direct from international arts festival 10 Days on the Island, en route to the Sydney Opera House, acclaimed Australian contemporary dance theatre ensemble Polytoxic comes to Canberra for two nights only with its tongue-in-cheek look at the oppression and the evolution of an island, TEUILA POSTCARDS.

In Polytoxic's remarkable fusion of traditional Polynesian and contemporary dance theatre, three tourists travel to a fantasy island, expecting an exotic, blissful, dreamlike holiday. What actually occurs is an episodic rollercoaster-ride through the stereotypes and surprises of Samoan culture, featuring historical missionary diary entries, an Elvis-style advert, a comedic floor show performance and a Samoan girl's experience of everyday life.

Created & performed by Efeso Fa'anana, Leah Shelton and Lisa Fa'alafi, this work premiered to sold-out audiences at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2006.
TEUILA POSTCARDS by Polytoxic 7, 8 April (8pm)
The Street Theatre. Childers Street, Canberra City West
Tickets: Full $25, concession $20, students $15 Booking: 02 6247 1223 or

1 comment:

Todd said...

this has got to be the most inovative south pacific comedy hits in the world.

A Hilarious clash between western Samoa and the the Western world.

every moment had me and my bunch in stiches.

A must see

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