Lush & Immersive

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating world of Shànghǎi MiMi, a sumptuous Cabaret of Delights where East meets West in dazzling style. Inspired by 1930s Shanghai, Paris of the East, a city famous for its sumptuous nightclubs, Shànghǎi MiMi parts the curtains on an enchanted world. The show features an international melting pot of talent, including acrobats from China, the fabulous Shanghai Mimi Band, and a seductive backstory.

Shànghǎi MiMi, conceived and produced by Douglas Hunter, was commissioned by Sydney Festival. It was an intoxicating mix of acrobatics, dance and a great live band. The première season in 2019 featured the Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe direct from Xining, in North West China. Other performers included award-winning Australian singer Sophie Koh, and Beijing-based international Cameroon hip hop artist and choreographer Simon Abbé. The Music Director and band leader was maestro John McAll.

Highjacked from the myth and legend of 1930s jazz-struck Shanghai, Shànghǎi MiMi is a club and hot-bed of swinging times, with exquisite physical performance and intoxicating song and dance. Plunged into a bygone era, but wildly contemporary, Shànghǎi MiMi is a portal where past and present, truth and fiction, national boundaries and art-forms blend, shift, blur and dissolve, luring audiences into a night they will never forget.

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