About this event

“The best in the biz” – Channel 7 The Morning Show ; “Just beautiful” – Channel 9 Today Show ; “Ohlala, Magnifique !” – Bastille Food Wine Art Revolution Festival ; “delivers both a bundle of emotions and a mesmerising night out”     – Stage Whispers

Cabaret La Belle Rose dinner and show Evening Program:

Arrival 6.33pm

SECRET TOP HAT BAR OPEN

CABARET ROOM – COURSE 1 – DINNER

Bœuf à la Bourguignonne

A well-known traditional French recipe from the Burgundy region in France, created in the early 1900s’ by the king of chefs, Auguste Escoffier. More than a beef stew, it is braised in red wine over two days, flavoured with carrots, onions, garlic, and a bouquet garni….accompanied with soft, creamy mash potatoes.

Vegetarian / Vegan – French Roasted Cauliflower with thyme, accompanied with a French country salad – Must be requested by email 48 hours prior to show date

French-Australian jazz pianist and composer, Chris Cody, and his quartet invite you to a music-texte-and video performance, Astrolable – Suite for Lapérouse, inspired by the extroardinary three-year voyage of the French navigator Jean-François de La Pérouse.

Chris Cody has closely studied La Pérouse’s incredible voyage and disappearance at sea which have been an inspiration for Cody’s work and have invited him to explore different times and places, identity and the meetings of cultures.

The powerful and moving music ranges from jazz, classical to diverse world music influences inspired by the voyage. It leaves space for the musicians to open up and improvise over the different moods, textures and styles, ranging from calm meditation to exuberant joy.

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The Grand Final will reward the best 15-minute art talk given by a university student from one of the top five Australian Universities, in front of a jury composed of leading Australian arts professionals.

The art students have been selected through a three stage process and each university champions will participate in the Grand Final which will provide some of the most engaging art talks in the country.

The 2022 theme of the event is the “Influence of Matisse on Australian Art” and is largely inspired by the current Matisse exhibition Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, 20 November 2021- 13March 2022.

This competition and the prizes awarded are designed to provide unique opportunities to university art students.

If you are in Sydney, don’t miss the First Eloquence Art Prize in the country!

Not in Sydney, not a problem follow the event live : https://vimeo.com/event/1869815

Promenade à Paris is a potent Parisian cocktail of music, tap dance and joie de vivre.  From the dynamic team that created The Paris Cats, this is a musical stroll through the French capital. Starring Pianist Chris Cody, vocalist Daniella Barda and writer/tap dancer Ruby Boukabou and double bassist Mark Szeto.

Audiences will magically: Wander through Montmartre in the Belle Epoque. Live it up at Maxim’s in the Jazz era.Swing to gypsy jazz in the 40s in Bastille.Catch Edith Piaf performing at the Moulin Rouge.Experience existentialism in the 60s on the Left Bank.Saunter down the Seine with Serge Gainsbourg. Bop to jazz on a barge by the Pont Marie.

Join a vicarious, magical Promenade à Paris that you’ll never forget!

Book your evening HERE 

Promenade à Paris is a potent Parisian cocktail of music, tap dance and joie de vivre.  From the dynamic team that created The Paris Cats, this is a musical stroll through the French capital. Starring Pianist Chris Cody, vocalist Daniella Barda and writer/tap dancer Ruby Boukabou and double bassist Mark Szeto.

Audiences will magically: Wander through Montmartre in the Belle Epoque. Live it up at Maxim’s in the Jazz era.Swing to gypsy jazz in the 40s in Bastille.Catch Edith Piaf performing at the Moulin Rouge.Experience existentialism in the 60s on the Left Bank.Saunter down the Seine with Serge Gainsbourg. Bop to jazz on a barge by the Pont Marie.

Join a vicarious, magical Promenade à Paris that you’ll never forget!

For ticket sales, call (02) 43561066 or email  Bookings@angelsussurri.com.

Join a special evening with author Ruby Boukabou, during which she will present her acclaimed book The Art Lover’s Guide to Paris and newly launched The Architecture Lover’s Guide to Paris.

During this event, she will discuss how each of these guides came to fruition, her inspirations, personal anecdotes and take you though one of her trails – digitally – on Google Earth. This will be followed by a Q/A and the opportunity to purchase your own signed copy.

From the dynamic team that created The Paris Cats, this delightful cabaret is a musical stroll through the French capital. Audiences will magically:Wander through Montmartre in the Belle Epoque.Live it up at Maxim’s in the Jazz era.Swing to gypsy jazz in the 40s in Bastille. Catch Edith Piaf performing at the Moulin Rouge.Experience existentialism in the 60s on the Left Bank.Saunter down the Seine with Serge Gainsbourg. Bop to jazz on a barge by the Pont Marie.

 

Pianist Chris Cody, vocalist Daniella Barda and writer/tap dancer Ruby Boukabou met while performing in jazz clubs, theatres and cabarets in Paris. Their unique chemistry was woven over many late Parisian nights in jazz caves full of song, dance, debate and discovery. Now, with Promenade à Paris, they are serving Australian audiences this potent Parisian cocktail of music, tap dance and joie de vivre.

 

Chris CodyPianist and composer Chris Cody lived in Paris for 25 years where he worked with numberous jazz musicians and with artists such as Carla Bruni, Michel Jonasz, Belle du Berry (Paris Combo) and Marcel Azolla (Jacque Brel’s accordionist). He also performed in French theatre productions such as Le Gros, la Vache et le Mainate, (Theatre du Champs Elysee) Jazzie Josie B (Le Trianon, Montmartre) and Crochambule (Bastille).  In Australia Chris has performed with The Paris Cats, Baby et Lulu and Excuse The French as well as leading his own jazz group (Chris Cody Coalition) at festivals and concerts. www.chriscody.com

 

Daniella BardaDaniella Barda spent over 20 years in Paris and throughout Europe entertaining people with her beautiful melodies and touching tones. She flows smoothly between styles- from Broadway tunes to Big Band, modern jazz to Bossa Nova. A passionate performer with a great sense of humour, Daniella’s gigs are always a treat to attend whether they be in a piano bar in the Latin Quarter, a jazz cave in the Marais or at the Festival d’Avignon.

 

Ruby BoukabouRuby Boukabou is a writer, tap dancer and cabaret performer. She has spent the last couple of decades tapping up a storm in cabarets and concert venues around the world from Zurich to Paris, Melbourne to Mumbai, London to Algiers. She is also a travel reporter and the author of The Art Lovers Guide to Paris, The Architecture Lovers Guide to Paris and Sense in the City Paris. Ruby hosts the Sense in the City podcast. www.senseinthe.cityPast cabarets Ruby has written and performed include Parisian Rendez Vous, The Paris Cats and Paris by Night. She performs in Paris with Le Shuffle Project and Paris Tap Crew and has appeared in many clips on the bridges, by the canals and in the clubs. www.rubytv.net

The cabaret room capacity is now only 45 guests to adhere to the Covid 19 personal distancing rules

Anyone entering the premises must be double vaccinated and check-in with Service NSW with QR code

All reasonable steps are being taken to mitigate against the risk of transmission of infection within the venue (with reference to standard and additional cleaning measures as recommended by public health authorities and SafeWork NSW).

If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please stay home.

Developed in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which holds an exceptional collection of works by the artist, Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris is the greatest single exhibition of Matisse masterworks ever to be seen in Sydney.

Filled with brilliant colour, dynamic energy, visual joy and emotional power, it’s an inspirational journey through the life and art of this ceaselessly inventive and life-affirming painter.

Reaching from his early adventures in colour as a fauvist through to the serene and distilled designs for his chapel in Vence, the exhibition follows Matisse’s search across six decades. Through paintings, drawings, sculptures and a compelling presentation of his triumphant cut-outs, it reveals how Matisse renewed his vision time and again across his long career, seeking new ways of celebrating the seen world and expressing the energy he felt in it.

Highlights include the especially important early work Le Luxe I 1907; the mid-career masterpiece Decorative figure on an ornamental ground 1925; and the majestic self-portrait The sorrow of the king 1952, one of the largest of the famous cut-outs that the artist created in his late career.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia, exclusively to Sydney.

At the peak of the Covid pandemic, Tony Maniaty photographed street life in Paris – these images now feature in a photobook ‘Our Hearts Are Still Open’ (with a wonderful essay by the Australian philosopher Raimond Gaita, author of ‘Romulus, My Father’) and in his upcoming solo exhibition in Sydney.

Where? The Kirribilli Centre Gallery. It’s an historic 1880s mansion and the upstairs gallery overlooks the Harbour Bridge.

The viewing hours for the continuing exhibition:

(NOTE: The Gallery requires double vaccination as a condition of entry, plus masks where appropriate.)

©Tony Maniaty

Photographer Hubert Barre’s exhibition Impressions de Berlin captures East and West Berlin between 1985-86, the presence of the wall, the people who lived on each side, and the different cultures. François Silvestre de Sacy shares the secret stories of China’s queer community in Are you recording? 

Both exhibitions will be showing at Bondi Beach until 28 November along with many other exhibitions.

Full program details are available HERE