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STARMAN: A theatrical rock show inspired by David Bowie

Friday, 15th Jun 2018 @ HOTA, Home of the Arts

Ground Control to Major Tom! HOTA, Home of the Arts is proud to present the international smash hit STARMAN by Dutch/German entertainer extraordinaire Sven Ratzke. An intimate, wild and amusing exploration of Bowie’s life through his numerous chart-topping hits from New York to Berlin.

STARMAN will take centre stage for one night only in the Arts Theartre at HOTA on June 15 2018 (cue: “we can be heroes for just one day”)!

A starburst of cabaret combined with a rock show experience, guests are invited to delve into the hyper-real world of seventies glam-rock where Ratzke inhabits Bowie’s multiple personas and alter ego’s.

Is he The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust or The Picasso of Pop? You can never know for sure – but he is a forever ch-ch-ch-ch-changing curious and androgynous enigma. He is a legend and a legacy!

Ratzke will be accompanied on stage by his famed three-piece band featuring German pianist and composer Christian Pabst, German born and Netherlands based bass player Florian Friedrich and Dutch ‘Master of Jazz Drums’ Haye Jellema. The ensemble effortlessly transition from the raw and emotional Bowie ballads to his the bold and electric rock classics.

“Ratzke turns on a dime from glam spectacle to kooky charm, savvy teasing to captivating soulfulness. And his tall tales suggest fever dreams of Genet, Warhol and vintage Hollywood. It’s a trip”, says Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman.

Spending 48 weeks of the year touring the world, Sven Ratzke is a unique and seasoned performer. From sold out shows at Lincoln Center in New York, to the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, to the famous Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, Ratzke’s combines high culture with elements of cabaret and vaudeville.

“I’m so excited to finally bring my show to Gold Coast after such a successful Brisbane season last year”, Ratzke says of performing STARMAN in Gold Coast. “I’ve heard its the most exciting city in Australia: wild, sexy, flamboyant and full to the brim of art and culture. So, Gold Coast and Starman, will be a match made in heaven".

Prior to the Gold Coast performance, STARMAN will be at the Melbourne Arts Center. Sven Ratzke will then present his new work, Homme Fatale at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from June 21- 23 2018, as part of a national tour. Following the Adelaide season, Sven will present From Amsterdam to Mars in Perth.

Come and see why STARMAN has won over critics and audiences everywhere- from New York to Edinburgh, from Amsterdam to Adelaide.

Performance details:
STARMAN- Sven Ratzke
June 15 2018 from 8:00pm
Arts Theatre, HOTA, Home of the Arts
Tickets $42 per adult
Duration: approx. 75 min