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Calypso Nights - Anywhere Theatre Festival

BY Simone Flanagan | 10-May-2017
Venezuelan Calypso-loving Juan Vesuvius, is bringing his award-winning show, Calypso Nights to Brisbane, four shows only - as part of Anywhere Theatre Festival.
Venezuelan Calypso-loving Juan Vesuvius, is bringing his award-winning show, Calypso Nights to Brisbane, four shows only - as part of Anywhere Theatre Festival.

Prepare to learn all there is to know about Calypso music courtesy of Juan, his two turntables, maracas and his beautiful hand-made shirt. After just an hour of Juan’s absurdist comedy, you’ll walk away with much-improved knowledge of Calypso, Kim Jong II, beauty pageants and sexual innuendos – and an indescribable urge to dance.

Calypso Nights is a truly unique experience ending with an all-in Latin dance party. The show entertains and expands minds, with the audience delving into a world of previously unknown music and questionable geo-political leanings with their lovable-idiot guide,

New Zealand’s Barnie Duncan is Juan Vesuvius, a suavely ridiculous Venezuelan DJ who invites the audience into his world of Calypso and Soca music, maraca virtuosity and endearing idiocy.

Barnie is an award-winning creator of genre-bending shows and has a long-standing background in physical comedy with his company Theatre Beating, ranging from silent slapstick to multi-character body morphing lunacy. Over the last 10 years he has performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fringe World and New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Winner The Skinny Fringe Genius Award 2014 Edinburgh Fringe; Nominated Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015.