"Once upon a time there was a totally awesome hip-hop genie, who lived in a totally awesome hip-hop mansion. His life was pretty cool, he owned a Porsche, had heaps of bling and had the power to grant wishes… His average day included meditating (10.00am-11.00am), granting wishes (12.00pm - 5.00pm) and saving the world from evil wizards (5.00pm-8.00pm)."
Kelly Thomson, aged 9 years (and three-quarters)
Three carefree friends, a hip-hop genie and immediate gratification… what could possibly go wrong?
Meet the totally awesome hip-hop genie ... he can grant you whatever your heart desires… but be careful what you wish for.
“Genie(us) blends fantasy with popular culture… the physicality of the characters, each of whom is both amusingly recognisable yet quirky, draws the audience into the cartoon-like world...”
Nina Levy, Dance Australia October/November 2009
“There’s fun aplenty in Genie(us), and the onstage antics of the dancers appeared to capture the imaginations of its young audience. Scenes involving fart and snot gags especially had them (and some parents) giggling wildly… Genie(us) is an entertaining and imaginative work that many children… are sure to enjoy.”
Tim Balfour, The West Australian, 15 July 2009
Premiere 8 July 2009
Regional WA tour through the Goldfields and Mid West: 27 July – 14 August 2009
Subiaco Arts Centre, Western Australia. Moora, Latham, Southern Cross, Kalgoorlie, Ravensthorpe, Jerdacuttup, Hopetoun and Wickepin
Created by Alice Lee Holland – director & choreographer
Brad Reid - set & costumes
Trent Suidgeest - lighting
Commissioning company Buzz Dance Theatre, Perth Western Australia, Artistic Director Felicity Bott www.buzzdance.com.au