I Heart Jack – Melbourne Fringe Festival

I HEART Jack is totally heartable.  

Presented by: Anna LumbVenue: Fringe Hub, Rehearsal RoomFriday, 23 September 2011

I heart JackI HEART Jack is totally heartable. 
Anna Lumb has worked with by DJ Lazer Ferrari and fringe/circus/everything legends Maude and Anni Davey to create a boutique circus of cult, wit, regret and broken hearts.
From en pointe balancing on bottles to making the tiny stage seem like a roller rink, Anna introduces three new characters, who are based on cult legends, and who share one sad event. 
The narrative links could tighten up a bit, but it really doesn’t matter because the combination of circus trick, monologue, music and live dance magnifies the emotion of each story and shows us people who try to keep their secrets but can’t help but show their hearts.
And you get to watch Anna perform. She fearlessly shows us the hidden hurt of people who rely on their image, she lets us laugh and does the freakiest Hockey Pockey ever.
As other independent arts festivals grow and welcome commercial shows, the Melbourne Fringe still lets brand new work like this find its place and lets us share the kind of art performers really want to create.  
Until 8 October 2011  More of Anne-Marie’s writing is at sometimesmelbourne.blogspot.com

Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists at arts festivals all over Australia. She's been a freelance arts writer for the last 10 years and teaches journalism at Monash University.

Anne-Marie Peard

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