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February 22, 2024

Five Fringe shows to get immersed in this season

Want to try something new this Fringe? Whether you're a pop-up singer, keen to mix yoga with poetry or want to change the ending of a Spiderman-themed burlesque show, we've compiled some events for you.

  • Words: Kimberly Murray
  • Graphic: Jayde Vandborg
  • Pictures: supplied

A Sound Healing Journey

Our bodies react to certain frequencies, and at A Sound Healing Journey you won’t know how your body will react. You may feel a tingle course through your body or be so relaxed that you fall asleep.

“Every single session is different; everyone experiences it differently,” says Joshika Akhil, the healer at the helm of this Fringe workshop.

“You may feel muscles twitching or deeply relaxing and uplifting experience and have an out-of-body experience where their consciousness floats safely away,” she says.

This immersive and full sensory experience will teach you about your energy systems and how they affect your physical and emotional well-being. Then, with the gentle resonance of the Singing Bowls filling the air, you will be sent on a soothing journey of guided relaxation.

When CityMag asked Joshika about her favourite part of the workshop, she told us: “Seeing the look on people’s faces after they finish their experience – everyone is fresh yet relaxed and you know you’ve touched their soul!”

A Sound Healing Journey runs from Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, March 9, at the Adelaide Planetarium in Mawson Lakes.


Allegria is an opportunity to show off your amazing voice. Participants will be guided through the workings of vocal performance and taught the three contemporary songs that will be performed at three different flash mob sites.

“After preparing we will perform the songs as a flash mob. You won’t know that it’s about to happen then we will spontaneously pop up and start singing in a crowd,” event coordinator Jo Saies says, who is part of the group of South Australian women who have been wowing audiences with their performances for over 13 years.

“We want everyone to enjoy this opportunity and be part of this experience,” Jo says. “Let go, have a blast, and join us in singing your hearts out.”

You can join Allegria at their Adelaide Fringe show on February 25 at the Hetzel at the State Library of SA or embark on a musical journey with them on Kangaroo Island from March 1 to 3.

Let’s Batik

Let’s Batik is a workshop where you create an exquisite tapestry using the traditional Indonesian art of batik.

Rehana Usman guides you through the time-honoured techniques of brush painting and Tjanting, a pen-like tool where you apply hot beeswax.

“People love the white wax-painted fabric. When the dyes are added, it’s an ‘Aha!’ moment to see the pattern emerging on the fabric, it is satisfying,” Rehana says.

The three-hour-long sessions, give ample time to unlock the depths of your imagination, unleash your artistic prowess and construct a tapestry that is unique and creative.

Rehana told CityMag that Indonesian batik was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2009. The list specifies cultural practices that UNESCO wishes to safeguard to promote its objective of “reciprocal knowledge of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity”.

“I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they have finished their creations,” she says.

Hosted at the Main Hall of Enfield Community Centre, Join Let’s Batik at Adelaide Fringe from Wednesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 17. 

Yogatry – Where Yoga meets Poetry


You have yoga, you have poetry and when you combine the two you get YOGATRY.

Tom Cassidy guides students through a series of poses and movements that promote physical well-being and mental tranquillity, while Luke Baker brings a new dimension to yoga by reciting poetry.

“It is a fun experience, doing some yoga while listening to some poetry,” Tom says.

Whether you actively participate in the yoga class or prefer to take a seat and simply listen, YOGATRY is designed to inspire, invigorate and foster a profound mind-body connection.

“It’s affordable and fun, with 120 minutes of yoga and poetry, we want people to enjoy themselves,” says Tom.

YOGATRY is at the Main Hall of Clarence Park Community Centre on Saturday, February 24 and March 16. 

With Great Power: the Wall-Crawling Cabaret

Learn more about Diana and the cast on their Instagram

Is your Spidey sense tingling? The Justass League is bringing their “narrative nerdlesque” style to the Fringe in With Great Power: The Wall-Crawling Cabaret which is sure to get you tangled in a web of excitement and entertainment.

Starring Diana Divine, Kitty Obsidian, Mark Metaphor, Letitia Stitch and more burlesque performers, this adults-only show combines captivating storytelling and strip-tease.

In this spandex-studded show, you will follow a day in the life of the city’s ultimate hero, with the plot based on the audience’s reaction as they choose how the show progresses.

“We take something off and the audience cheers, then we continue taking off clothes,” says Diana.

“The audience guides the story, deciding the outcome of our narrative.

“A lot of Spider-man’s foes and allies will be there, from MJ and Gwen to Green Goblin and Joker.”

Nexus Arts will be transformed into a Spiderverse for four nights. Swing on in and get ready for a cabaret that promises to have you THWIP-ing with excitement.

With Great Power: The Wall-Climbing Cabaret is playing at Nexus Arts from Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 16.

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