Featuring the five brilliant musicians of Mikelangelo & the Black sea Gentlemen, Concert Cosmopolitana is a riotous, fast-paced, explosion of sound, image and story, drawing on the experiences of the 120,000 people – many of them fleeing war and turmoil around the world – who arrived in the tiny town of Cooma in NSW in the 50s and 60s to help build The Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.
‘Concert Cosmopolitana is the latest collaborative expression of this work in Cooma between Big hART and Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen. The form of the concert is based around a deconstruction and melding of a concert, a theatre show, a variety night, or a cosmopolitan club. Concert Cosmopolitana uses the energy of the Gentlemen and the music they have created in a cosmopolitan evening that will roll out across the country, potentially collecting story and image and interviews and recipes and cooking in each location, as a rollicking expression of optimism to counter the fear mongering of other contemporary media commentary’.
Big hART Creative Director
Concert Cosmopolitana is currently in development to be launched in early 2017.
Direction- Scott Rankin
Musical Direction and original music – Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen
Set Design -Genevieve Dugard
Projection Design – Mic Gruchy
Producer – Rose Ricketson