Pure Kunst

If you’re unsure of the meaning of bootylicious, grab your ‘front bottom’ and make a late night visit to the Caravan of Love because Destiny’s Child’s kunst can’t even compare to the gorgeous Caravan kunst  – and this time they’re searching for purity.

MELBOURNE FRINGE 2009

Fringe Hub, Lithuanian Club
The Caravan of Love
Saturday, 3 October, 2009

PureKunstIf you’re unsure of the meaning of bootylicious, grab your ‘front bottom’ and make a late night visit to the Caravan of Love because Destiny’s Child’s kunst can’t even compare to the gorgeous Caravan kunst  – and this time they’re searching for purity.

For five years this luscious and hard working ménage a quatre have shimmied and writhed their way around festivals, (making regular stops at The Last Tuesday society), defiling all in their path and leaving all in their wake with very big smiles. They also know that, even though we take our sex lives very seriously, it’s really the strangest and funniest thing that we get up to, so there’s always room for a bit of perfect imperfection.

Nothing is sacred to the Caravan. Little Red Riding Hood, top 40 obsession and fan dancing are all lampooned, and the luckiest audience members even get a juicy bite of the action.

With Madame Eva’s heart-stopping voice, Vruska toe-bleeding avante guarde pointe, Elsie’s now-I-get-why-blokes-are-fond-of-this-art-form pole dancing and Kartie’s too-wrong Barbie obsession, their skill and love of kunst (it’s a German word – look it up if you’re horrified at my poor spelling) is enough to satisfy anyone in a kunst drought.

I did, however, miss a visit to their homeland of Snowmanlandia and would have liked to see more interaction between the characters. It felt like their was an assumption that we already know their stories, but I’d hear them again and Caravan virgins could feel left out, because seduction is always better if we know a bit about the people leaving us moist.

Bookings: www.melbournefringe.com.au

Until 10 October, 2009

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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