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Saturday, March 12, 2005
An article on Underworld from Thread magazine in New Zealand:
The combination of sex, contemporary dance and ballet overwhelmed a full house at the premiere of the Sydney Dance Companyís Underland...
It is almost impossible to follow the story which travels into your mind, through your nightmares and explores the inevitably of death within Nick Caveís music. But what does that matter- this is one of the most passionate shows I have ever seen. Iím almost qualified to say such a thing, having studied dance and art (some time ago) and seen at least two ballets per annum for 20 odd years. Underland was nothing like anything I have seen before; a critically acclaimed, 70-minute flight of fancy that drives you into happy madness.
Nick Caveís soundtrack of a selection of his greatest hits, was perhaps the most exciting element of the show. One of my favourite tracks, Weeping Song, was included - a definite highlight. I was a little scared to see his often-inhospitable lyrics and ghostly music translated into dance - I didnít need to worry. Seeing his work brought to life with dance helped me appreciate it even more. The choreography showed a deep love and understanding of the music.
posted by Ross Saturday, March 12, 2005
Thursday, March 03, 2005
From this article:
Nick Cave is among a host of international and Irish music stars and comedians who will headline a two-week music festival at the Showgrounds in Cork.
Brian Wilson, the former Beachboy singing sensation is also planned to perform, according to the Evening Echo.
Aiken Promotions announced today that at huge array of stars have been signed up for the Cork Music and Comedy 2005 Live in The Marquee gigs from June 13 to July 17.
Former Beachboy Brian Wilson will open the spectacular string of shows on June 30, and on July 1 Aslan will take to the stage, to be followed the following night by pop heartthrob Brian McFadden at the Showgrounds.
Among the big-name artists appearing in early July will be Australian singer Nick Cave, who lived in west Cork for a number of years; Van Morrison, the Gypsy Kings, Al Green, Paul Brady, US country legend Dwight Yoakam, comic Tommy Tiernan, Paddy Casey, Ronan Keating, the ex-Boyzone star; and Christy Moore.
posted by Ross Thursday, March 03, 2005
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