21 January 2011

Lah Lah's Big Live Band at The Famous Spiegeltent

Have you seen The Famous Spiegeltent at Hyde Park, part of The Sydney Festival 2011? Built in Belgium in 1920, it's a fantastic antique "European Mirror Tent"; one of only a handful left in the world. Inside the circular tent it's all cosy saloon seating around a circular central dance floor and stage.

The spiegeltent just seems custom-designed for cabaret, circus, and burlesque. It reminds me a lot of the venue for Teatro ZinZanni that we saw in San Francisco (oh look - that was a spiegeltent too!). It was a thrill to step inside and feel the vibrations of countless shows and late nights from all over the world.

We were lucky enough to enjoy a rollicking show by Sydney's own Lah Lah's Big Live Band - a brilliant jazzy band for kids. Check out our favourite song:

I highly, highly, highly recommend getting along to a Lah Lah's Big Live Band performance if you can (there is a show in June 2011 at the Sydney Opera House for years K-6) - they are fun to watch, energetic, the music is brilliant and the kids adored it. Ah, Sydney in summer!

Images: The Famous Spiegeltent

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