16 Sep - 30 Nov 2018
Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome]. After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance. ‘Swing Man’ sends Callinan and the audience on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path - a fracas at a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing Dance by the time he is 51. 'Swing Man' is Damian Callinan doing what he does best - storytelling, characterisations, dancing and charming the dance shoes off audiences night after night.
“Fleet of foot Damian Callinan has found that self-improvement and comedy can make strangely effective bedfellows - You'll leave with a spring in your step!” – Herald Sun (Melbourne, March 2016)