Australia’s very own diva extraordinaire – the feather ruffler, the rabble rouser, the cabaret provocateur Yana Alana, returns with her 2013 Melbourne Cabaret Festival sell-out show Between the Cracks.
Between the Cracks, a bent night of blues, burlesque and blame, is the latest work from the team that has made Sarah Ward into Australia’s fastest rising cabaret star. In this ‘One Woman Show’ the tyrannical Yana Alana (Sarah Ward) accompanied by her long suffering accompanist Louise Goh, bares all (quite literally) through song, eccentric dance, poetry and tantrums.
A mistress at emotional manipulation and the art of entrapment, Yana Alana invites you to view the world from the heart and mind of a solipsistic, fragile and courageous diva, who is not afraid to let it all hang out. This is cabaret at its very best – incisive, hilarious, confronting, revealing and, most of all, musically divine.
Yana Alana’s Between The Cracks received the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and two 2014 Green Room Awards for Best Production and Best Cabaret Artiste.
Image by Peter Leslie.