Adelaide Fringe Review: Dulcie’s Dress-Up Daytime Disco

FIFTY+SA Arts Reviewer, Samantha Foreman, shares her thoughts on Dulcie's Dress-Up Daytime Disco, where disco lovers can bust-a-move to the hits from the 70's and 80's at Adelaide Fringe.

Is this an arts review? Debatable but let’s look at it like this – dance is an art, and disco is a style of dance.

Undeniably the most fun I have had on a dance floor at 2.30 in the afternoon, EVER.

I rallied a couple of high school besties, and we put together ensembles reminiscent of our youth and favourite music eras. We shook off those fears of dressing up as Adelaide Fringe is a place of artistic and creative expression, and what you think is outrageous will add to the colour and spectacle that is Adelaide in festival mode.

The music did not disappoint. DJ Bottlerockets understood the brief, and the blisters on my feet are testament to that. I have never seen a dance floor fill so quickly. This is not an event for voyeurs and wall-flowers, this is for those who love to dance. From Chubby Checker’s Let’s Twist Again to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off, the tunes did not stop, and ticket holders danced with freedom. “Dance like no-one is watching” because they aren’t.

Dulcie’s Dress-Up Daytime Disco is an all-ages event, and it was heart-warming to watch generations share in their love of music and dance. The children that took to the stage, and entertained with their dance moves were an absolute highlight. The disco experience was complete with the limbo, the Nutbush, the Macarena, and the Time Warp.

I called a blister induced time-out at the two hour mark, and was joined by Amanda Blair, the creator and brains behind this event. Amanda shared that she created this event because it is the type of event that she wants to attend. She is onto something. We have already committed to next year, and we will be bringing more friends.

This event is polyester paradise, a disco lovers delight. Keep an eye out for it in 2025!

Dulcie’s Dress-Up Daytime Disco

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