Paris Oh La La! at The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville
This is a variety cabaret, burlesque and comedy magic show full of French flavour; all artists are French and/or terribly addicted Francophiles! This is the show’s Sydney debut with cabaret artist Danielle Asciak as Emcee for the evening with chanson and comedy, renowned mentalist & illusionist Claire Yistelle dazzles with the gesture of illusion and lavish humour, Ben Noir will undress you with flute-like vocals, accordion and striptease reminiscent of the Lido and Moulin Rouge, and lastly the titillating fingers of Paolo Campanari-Brancondi on piano accordion. Parisian seduction guaranteed!
EVERYONE WANTS A PIECE OF MALTA!
MELBOURNE FRINGE 2016: 27 September – 2 October
According to the glowing review on The Weekend Notes, “Australian cabaret has a new GEM on stage. She has the package and can flaunt it.”
Danielle Asciak “…is the consummate cabaret performer; beautiful, funny, confident, with a fantastic voice.” theatreguide.com.au
Under the guidance of Maude Davey (The Burlesque Hour, My Life in the Nude) Asciak’s most recent cabaret showcases her inner comedienne in a witty narrative about what it means to be exotic in Australia and the coming-to-terms experience she had when travelling back to her ancestral land Malta for the first time. This 60 minute cabaret includes a selection of original compositions, popular music, traditional Maltese folk songs and Eurovision hits; everyone will want a piece of it!
With 5 star ratings from Adelaide Theatreguide, a nomination for the Vinaceous Cabaret Award Fringe World 2014 and a recent Artist in Residence with the Fondazzjoni Kreattivita, Valletta, Asciak is one of this year’s most anticipated cabaret acts. She has been performing cabaret professionally for eight years thrilling audiences across Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, and now Malta!
JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL! / THAT BAD EARTHA!
Writer & Performer Danielle Asciak Director & Dramaturg Maude Davey Musical Director James Simpson
Asciak embraces sexy with a selection of blues and disco tunes from Kittʼs repertoire of cynically empowered love-songs in English, French, Japanese and Turkish. It combines belly dancing, audience titillation, comedy with shades of burlesque. This sultry songstress serenades audiences reflecting on the lessons we can learn from Kittʼs fearless approach to life and love. Danielle Asciak is saucy with her mix of original and iconic jazz, soul, blues and Hollywood vintage repertoire.
Midsumma Festival: The Butterfly Club, The Fringeworld Festival: Casa Mondo Tent, The Pleasure Garden (WA Premiere), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Seoul VIA Fringe Festival, Tokyo Garage International Fringe Festival
JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL! REHEARSAL TRAILER: MELBOURNE, PERTH, ADELAIDE SEASONS
JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL! MAY 29 – JUNE 2, 2013 THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL! INTRODUCTION 2013
DANCE ME TO THE END
(reworking title BLUE VALENTINES)
Writer & Performer Danielle Asciak Director & Dramturg Karlis Zaid Musical Direction Adrian Portell Producer Iain James Finlayson with assistance from Eric Dias
An original cabaret that explicitly acknowledges the eroticism of suffering. Danielle performs her own translations of subversive French pop from the 60’s and 70’s, re-imagined in a unique gypsy style. Late night cabaret featuring music by Serge Gainsbourg, Barbara, Jacques Brel, Telephone and Frances Gall.