1 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2018
Following an alien abduction in his teen years, prolific regional touring artist, and renowned character and stand up comedian Damian Callinan, is set with the not all that daunting task of learning to Swing Dance within 34 years. However, Callinan procrastinates his way through life preferring solo dance. It’s not until he is diagnosed with OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome] and witnesses Swing Dance in a Parisian club, that his quest is reignited. With only 4 months left on the clock can Callinan learn to Lindy Hop, Charleston and Shag before the aliens return? Mixing storytelling, stand-up, sketches and choreography Callinan takes the audience on a journey from his nervous teens to middle age where he takes on the only item on his bucket list before it’s too late.
Callinan is joined on stage by renowned swing dancers, Genevieve Wallis & Jeanne-Clare Storace [alternating] helping to create ‘a completely and utterly charming hour’
NB – As Genevieve & Jeanne-Clare are swing dance teachers, it is the intention that a group lesson will be offered to interested audience members prior to the show with a view to incorporating participants into the shows finale.
Short Review: “Fleet of foot Damian Callinan has found that self-improvement and comedy can make strangely effective bedfellows.” – Herald Sun (Melbourne, March 2016)
“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)