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The 3 must see acts at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival

  1. HYBYCOZO

    It stands for Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone and it’s not a performance event happening but an art installation with a number of eye-catching sculptures on display in Rundle Mall. The collection of intricately laser-cut steel and wooden polyhedron sculptures are from San Francisco based artists Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu.

    HYBYCOZO was born of the artists’ love for geometric patterns and art and first appeared at the Burning Man Festival in 2014. Interestingly, the artists explore everything from ancient Islamic tiles to the patterns created by physicists when modelling the unified field theory. And the beauty of the display is it’s just there on Rundle Mall as you wandered between Fringe Festival events.

  2. Velvet

    Playing in the Spiegeltent in the Garden of Unearthly delights, Velvet was one of the best reviewed and purely enjoyable shows of this year’s Fringe.

    Following its debut in 2015, this fun-filled bacchanalian whirlwind of disco, circus and more has wowed the world. The premise is simple – you’re transported back to the hedonistic delights of Studio 54 in New York during the 1970s and a mix of disco, burlesque, dance and circus.

    Director Craig Ilott put together a complete blockbuster led by singer-songwriter Brendan Maclean alongside an international ensemble of circus, cabaret, and music talent.

  3. Echoes by Henry Naylor

    Finally, Echoes by English writer, director and performer Henry Naylor has received plaudits globally since its debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015 and it’s packed audiences in at Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh.

    Echoes tells the harrowing parallel story of two British women, born 175 years apart. One, a schoolgirl jihadi; the other, a Victorian lady searching for adventure. Both travel to the East to build empires; both meet tragedy in blood-soaked lands with the wrong type of man. It’s a brutal tale of colonialism and the consistent rhyme of history

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