'Blak Cabaret / is our star-studded gala to unleash Season 2015. A raucous addition to Southbank’s inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival, we invite you to join us for a night of sparkling variety that assembles some of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians, comedians and dancers on stage in our forecourt and under the stars.
'Flipping Australia’s history on its head, the unstoppable diva Constantina Bush (Kamahi Djordon King, The Shadow King) blazes onto the stage as a forgotten queen from a distant land, taking no prisoners and claiming this terra nullius as her own.
'And she’s bringing with her blak royalty. Join Constantina and a host of Australia’s most celebrated radicals including Kutcha Edwards, Deline Briscoe, Nikki Ashby, Bart Willoughby and Emma Donovan for an uproarious and subversive party that / lights up the night with music, comedy and dance.' (Production summary)
Previewed at the Malthouse Theatre 10 February 2015
Concept and Creative Producer / Jason Tamiru
Staging / Matthew Lutton
Directing Consultant / Michael Kantor
Set & Costume Design / Chloe Greaves
Text / Nakkiah Lui
Sound Design / Jed Palmer
Dramaturgy / Mark Pritchard
MC / Kamahi Djordon King
Performers include / Nikki Ashby, Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, Kutcha Edwards, Bart Willoughby