Broadway Jazz Workshop – presented by Miss Friby

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** SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP ** Head down to 67 Bath Street and pay at the door as online sales have now closed

Presented by Elizabeth Dawson, aka Miss Friby.

Character/narrative based choreography & performance – fun, informative, high energy exploration in the classic dance genres of broadway, musical theatre and vaudeville (Fosse, Porter, Miller). Together we will work on a unique dance piece which is equal part story, character & choreography all the while exploring techniques and lines that can be implemented into your work, to give it that added finesse.

Performer, producer and show maker, Elizabeth’s knack for devising work for an impressive array of circus, cabaret & theatre artists has made it’s mark on the vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque circuit, with two Green Room Award nominations (2012/15), a Fields Award nomination for her ‘Contribution to Australian Vaudeville’ (2015) and act direction for the winning entries of Miss Burlesque Australia 2014 (Zelia Rose) and Mr Boylesque Australia 2015 (Egson Ham). As principle performer/producer for Miss Friby, Elizabeth has enjoyed a colourful career, delighting audiences both as an MC/Host and performer at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Woodford Folk Festival and Falls Festival. Her work is considered innovative, thought provoking and of the highest quality, and her multifarious background in physical theatre, dance and music ensures that her insight as an act maker and workshop facilitator is broad and articulate.

Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to for more information.

Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.

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