WELCOME TO 

The bower

THURSDAY JANUARY 20

SHOW TIMES:

 

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

LOW 302, 302 CROWN ST SURRY HILLS

produced by plastik soup

 

upcoming shows 

THE LATE NIGHT BUFFET

JANUARY 28th

Join The Bower for their unique brand of immersive entertainment that is dark, seductive and surreal. Produced by Plastik Soup and Australia’s Burlesque Entertainer of the Year Natalya Alessi, Low302 host the one and a half hour burlesque variety show.

As always you’ll be hypnotized by the months line up of incredible variety artists including burlesque, contortion and contemporary dance among other entertainment all sorts.

If you want to see more from Plastik Soup and Low 302 check out The Late Night Buffet 

MEET THE CAST

MARLENA DALI
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MARLENA DALI

The multiple award deserving, 2nd best David Bowie impersonator, Marlena Dalí is the manifestation of chaotic gender expression filtered through the art of clown and exquisite drag. Marlena is the weekly host for That’sEntertainment at the Newtown Hotel, and the co-creator and curator of The Oyster Club. They have shared the stage with the Boulet Brothers (Dragula), and Jinkx Monsoon (Rupaul’s Drag Race), and were forcibly removed from the Opera Bar at Sydney’s Opera House for lewd content. 

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DANIELLE HOCKING

 

Danni has been working as a professional dancer since 2002. She achieved her Associate Degree in Dance & a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) at Queensland University of Technology. She worked at Expressions Dance Company & performed in numerous works with Claire Marshall & dancers. 
Danni continued to pursue her passion for dance in London. During this time she regularly worked in film & TV & performed at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed for Ministry of Sound, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, 50cent & had a lead role in a Justin Timberlake music video. 
Danni then moved to the USA for 2 years performing solos & pas de deux in production shows with dancers & singers from all over the world. She performed as part of Miss World Productions. 
Since returning to Australia she continues to perform in modelling & sell out Burlesque shows throughout Australia. She has been an original cast member and toured Australia with shows such as “The Empire Strips Back”, “Jaded Vanities”, “Batman Follies of 1929”, “Dames of Thrones” as well as numerous corporate shows and events for Plastik Soup. 

 

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CHRISTINE IBRAHIM 

 

With critics referring to her creations as inspired (THE AGE

MELBOURNE) and Sydney Sentinel celebrating her “extraordinary vocals in various styles”, Christine Ibrahim is a Lead Vocalist, Aerialist, Pianist and indelible force to be reckoned with!

The Cirque Songstress combination of powerhouse vocals and high level aerial artistry have featured across Australia andinternationally including; Torture Garden (Japan), Draculas Cabaret

(Melbourne & Gold Coast), Risqué Revue, The Ashtons Circus, Infamous, Circus Rio, Perth FringeFestival, Adelaide Fringe 

Festival and The Melbourne Cabaret Festival. 

Originally a classical vocalist and recipient of the Thomas Berry Scholarship, Christine found an unlikely love for alternative Rock music. 

Whilst living on top of a pub in Pitt St, an 18 year old Christine would sneak into the Conservatorium of Music to write on their pianos (at this point the security was rather lack lustre) before going on to complete a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance for voice.

Christine found aerial acrobatics later in her performance career during a residency at The Victoria Room while playing piano and singing with her trio.

Within 6 months the former competitive rhythmic gymnast created her first singing aerial act. 

In 2014, Christine went on to complete a professional aerial course with Aerial Angels, while simultaneously performing five nights a week with her singing lyra “Chandelier” act in Lyra and “Carmina

Burana” in a two-point harness. 

Christine began crowdfunding to produce more of her original material including "Stay" in 2020, which is featured in the current production of Wonderfully Terrible Things. 

Christine was one of the first producers to start creating work forartists after the height of the lockdown in Sydney in 2020, reprising the show Wonderfully Terrible Things in a big way with a cast of 12 at The Vanguard Newtown.

The show sold out within a week and has sold out since and is continuing in Sydney with dates locked in for Melbourne and Brisbane later this year.

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NATALYA ALESSI

MR GORSKI

 

Daniels focus on revamping the lost art and classic Variety styles of the Gentleman Juggler' brings joy to young and old alike reminiscent of Chaplin or Keaton...". (Adelaide Fringe 2010) ...seasoned professional never missing a beat", (The Age' 2005),
The breadth of experience coupled with rare high skills has taken Daniel around the world performing in a wide vanely of contexts, including half-time entertainer, corporate red carpet launches, private
functions, night clubs, cruise ships, international festivals, circus tents, and television Daniel's focus on revamping the lost art and classic Variety styles of the Gentleman Juggler brings joy to young and old alike.
The charismatic skill and charismatic character of the polish variety performer Mr.Gorski, brings you the mix of old and new routines 
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NATALYA ALESSI

Hot off the heels from touring the USA and Canada with The Empire Strips Back, and recently performing with Sukki Singapora in Japan, Natalya Alessi is no stranger to the stage.

As Creative Director of Plastik Soup Natalya produces various entertainment around Sydney including The Bower and Late Night Buffet.

Upon graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Natalya began her professional career dancing for various companies including Chrissie Parrott Contemporary Dance Company, The Ninth Floor Performance Company, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, and The Venetian Macau.

On returning to Australia Natalya began performing burlesque where she has enjoyed the stage of many regular cabaret and variety shows as well as national and international tours and various festival seasons.

Natalya was recently awarded Miss Burlesque Australia 2019 'Entertainer of the Year'

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For an intermission treat we have a

virtual tarot 

affirmation reading 

for you.

Instructions

Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and focus on the stillness in your mind. 

When you are ready take a screenshot of the tarot card to draw your affirmation.

 

Beautiful video-Cocorrina &Co 

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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are gathered The Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.