Did you know that our little city of churches is on the radar for all art fanatics and big time?
Adelaide hosts one of the most renowned annual arts festivals in the world. The Adelaide Fringe is Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and one of a kind festival. The festival happens for a duration of four weeks while the city is enjoying its hot Mediterranean-like climate phase. This lavish fiesta is loaded with music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy and film.
The Student Ambassador team had a fun night out. We started with the comedy event “Best of Adelaide Fringe: The International Comedy Show” followed by an incredible Circus show “By a Thread”.
The Comedy show included three acts and an hour and a half of endless laughter with four comedians on stage. We had two strong acts by home-grown South Australian sons (Imaan Hadchiti and Thomas Green), hilarious narration by Robyn Perkins (UK based comedian with roots from New Hampshire) and thought-provoking yet humorous act by a Canadian comedian. These comedians knew how to put a raw, refreshing and fun outlook to many controversial topics whether it be male chauvinism or the infamous Clinton-Lewinsky affair.
To add to the extravaganza, we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful circus performance “By a Thread”. This charming and enigmatic art-form contained one rope and seven performers. The rope was representative of human bondings and was complemented with a spell-bounding acrobatic ensemble. The acrobats, music and lights produced different acts depicting different shades of life. Gleeful, sinister, playful, dangerous and an extraordinary act left us wanting more.
The beautiful Adelaide carnival is a must on everyone’s bucket list. Though the Fringe has ended, the nostalgia still lingers in the city.