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Word for Word

23 Aug 2015

Moira Finucane and her beautiful box.

Arts

Moira Finucane and her beautiful box.

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Moira Finucane is “La Gloriosa”.  The Queen of Provocative Variety.  Her creative partnership of over 15 years with Jackie Smith has resulted in some of the most outrageous, challenging, confronting, beautiful, weird and wonderful stage performance you are ever likely to witness, anywhere in the world.

Today on Word For Word, Moira reveals the motivation behind some of her performances and how Finucane & Smith manage to continuously attract the finest burlesque artists for their collaborations.

Regardless of how mind-twisting some of her characters may be, Moira Finucane navigates death-defying acrobatics alongside soaring vocal gymnastics, to ensure all audience members land safely and that no one is harmed.  Well….not permanently scarred anyway.

Most nights, when this flight-of-fantasy comes to a halt, the Captain and her crew are rewarded enthusiastically with a standing ovation from a very appreciative audience.

An essential element to any Art is its audience.  Nothing is more important to Moira Finucane.   As a result, her International Festival and venue appearances read like the Lonely Planet Guide to Burlesque.  Finucane & Smith have an ever increasing array of prestigious local and international awards.  Any more and they might need an extension to the pool-room soon.

GLORY BOX LA REVOLUCIÓN has just opened in Melbourne and will soon be heading overseas. It unleashes an ever evolving pack of divas in demi-monde nightclub with jaw dropping cabaret, insolent and exotic live art, circus & sideshow, butoh & disco, grand guignol, backroom ballet, improbable architectural body art all to an electric eclectic soundtrack “the best party mix tape ever”.

This is your last chance to see Finucane & Smith’s “Glory Box” before they head overseas indefinately for a World Tour.  First stop, Cuba!

Moira Finucane with Dean Beck

Moira Finucane with Dean Beck

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