Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Golden Civic Centre

“One thing’s for sure: it’s sexy. When the young marathoners launch into director Kat Single-Dain’s energetic, swing-inspired choreography, you can almost feel the sap starting to run in the trees.”
The Georgia Straight

“Innovation is off the scale as we’re treated to big and brassie dance routines, small solos, comedy, magic, puppetry, newsreel-style video and, most magically, shadowplay revelations of inner character. A hell of a hoot.”
Vancouver Sun 

“Hard Times Hit Parade starts with a gangbuster of a choreographed number. The music revs up, fringe flies, little potty hats are clutched, pearl rope necklaces bounce and the joint really jumps. It’s terrific fun and would be even more so if you dolled up in some vintage threads, plunked a pokey little hat or a fedora on your head, put on your dancing shoes and joined in. Yowza, yowza!”
Vancouver Courier 

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"Hard Times Hit Parade, a loosely associative show about a dance marathon in a Depression-era dance hall.

A Deluxe Demonstration of Delirious Determination all Wrapped in a Wondrous Web of Marvelous Music, Magnificent Movement, Titillating Entertainment, and Edge-of-Your-Seat Anticipation….. the one and only: HARD TIMES HIT PARADE! A DANCE FLOOR EXTRAVAGANZA!

Hard Times Hit Parade features several dancing couples, as well as vaudevillian band Maria in the Shower playing popular songs from the ’30s and original compositions in a similar vein. “The band is very much part of the action,” stresses director Kat Single-Dain. “And the audience is involved as well, because it becomes the dance-marathon audience. The narrative is about a trio of organizers—the referee, the emcee, and the band leader—who travel the country setting up these events.”

Start dusting off your dapper and darling, dolls and dudes – this will be the dance marathon of the century! An environment entirely envisioned to whisk you away from the depression of the recession!


HARD TIMES HIT PARADE teaser Into the Night from Kat Single-Dain on Vimeo.

The Listening Jar from Kat Single-Dain on Vimeo.

The Dusty Flowerpot is a collaborative project, now in it’s fourth year, staging immersive theatrical celebrations to sold out audiences in East Vancouver. This group of over 35 multi-disciplinary artists comes together every year to weave dreams, found items, old and new stories, and incredible local talent, and they are inches away from throwing the Russian Hall doors wide open for the Hard Times Hit Parade! 

Golden Panorama

Kicking Horse Culture • 250 344-6186 • Box 228, Golden BC V0A 1A0 • Located at 516 9th Ave. N in Golden, British Columbia