After sold-out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, ORACLE returns to Melbourne for a new encore season as part of Midsumma Festival, at the Athenaeum theatre from 19 January 2023.
From the creative team behind the award-winning MATADOR and the critically acclaimed MANSION, this production of ORACLE is an amazing fusion of circus, burlesque, dance & contemporary storytelling. And it is one for the gods!
Since the beginning of time, humankind, gods and goddesses alike, have all looked up to the stars in an attempt to draw meaning from the Universe.
In doing so, prophecies, myths and tales have been told; tales of monsters, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Of powerful goddesses, and vengeful gods, of heroes and beautiful maidens.
Tales of a decadent time, of love and lust, of bravery and sacrifice. Tales and legends that birthed the star constellations of the Zodiac signs we know today.
Delivering these prophecies and myths, a maiden – a warrior, a saviour and an empathy, a beauty robbed of sight but blessed with vision. The voice of the gods, the light in the dark. She is ORACLE, performed by The Voice and The X Factor contestant, Jazmin Varlet.
Let ORACLE and her haunting, powerhouse vocals guide you through the 12 zodiac myths, explored thematically through live vocals, world class circus acts, mesmerizing aerials, steamy burlesque numbers, interlaced with ballet, contemporary and commercial dance.
With a diverse, talented and attractive cast of 18 performers, Oracle brings you elite specialty acts and choreography, set to an epic soundtrack of classic anthems, hit songs, ballads, covers and cinematic masterpieces.
The handmade costumes, providing an injection of high fashion into the mix, pay homage to some of the biggest names of the fashion world.
“It is nothing short of a miracle that we have reached this point. This show was set to be performed in July/August 2020 but we had to cancel due to the pandemic,” said ORACLE creator, Bass Fam.
“We had to recast and re-audition and find a new venue. And then cancel & postpone auditions due to lockdowns – it has been quite the journey.”
“And now we have a stunning cast of 18 performers from all around Australia, performing tales of zodiac mythology that have inspired me from a young age,” said Fam.
“Oracle was intoxicating and like such experiences to watch the show in the moment was to witness incendiary, breath-taking numbers set like jewels in a moment of time.” – Australian Arts Review
ORACLE – the myth
Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
Season: 19 January – 11 February 2023
Image: Jazmin Varlet stars in the ORACLE – courtesy of Bass Fam Creative