The Village Bizarre at the Rocks
Always had that cheeky talent for hula-hooping that comes out at the tail end of a house party? Or maybe you missed that high school PE class and never learned the Nutbush? Both of those talents can be cultivated come November, with the Village Bizarre in Sydney popping up for eight weeks, every Friday.
The Rocks Village is giving you a chance to hula some hoop and nut some bush with in the laneways and alleys of the Rocks. There’ll be market stalls! There’ll be beautiful ladies doing burlesque in skimpy outfits! Hidden surprises abound, with Sydney Harbour Foreshore Event Director Michael Cohen saying there’ll be “aging impresarios, burlesque beauties and a cornucopia of characters”. The man can alliterate, trust him.
Also popping up are a silent disco for those who secretly want to dance to that one Whitney Houston song, as well as a bunch of different dance moves in ‘Dancing in the Streets’ tutorials. All of the dance moves! Classes will be run in Zumba, Bollywood and good ol’ bootscootin’, so you’ll find your jam someplace.
History more your thing than tearing up the d-floor? Kendall Lane hosts ‘The True Tale of George Cribb’, about a convict butcher who was once a resident in The Rocks. Then, in a secret hotel room theatre takes the floor with ‘Uta Uber Kool Ja’. We don’t know what exactly this is but the title’s in German, so Georgina Symes’ show is sure to be a gut time for alles.
In addition, The Rocks Bizarre has you sorted when all that hula-hooping makes for a rumbly belly: ‘The Hidden Feast’ takes place outdoors, where you share food with a celebrity artist. With performers such as the gloriously named Glitter Militia, there’s no reason not to find yourself wandering down on a Friday – after you’ve done your stretches and warm-ups, of course.
The Village Bizarre will take place at the Rocks on Fridays from 6:30 – 10pm, between November 2 and December 21. For more information, go to therocks.com/villagebizarre.