Review: Amy Bodossian in 'Exhibit Amy'
Amy Bodossian has returned to the Adelaide stage with her new cabaret performance of Exhibit Amy.
There's a lot of Bodossian in this piece as she reveals not only herself but her perceptions and understanding of the world we live. She isn’t afraid to sing about the darker underbellies of our society.
She takes us from under the covers in her bedroom, onto the streets where cats are on the prowl and out onto the factory floors where her toy clown is working his life away. Her movements and clothing are tantalising but don’t give away as much as her lyrics do. This is despite there being several close calls as she juggled material and microphones.
There is a sampling of a strong vocalist amongst the humour and edginess in her performance during which she directly engages with and sings to members of the audience.
Some of the movements around the stage and shifting of stage equipment came across a little clunky, or raw depending on your perspective, but it didn’t seem to detract much from the charming nature Bodossian uses to win over the crowds.
Bodossian’s stories are fascinating, her songs are risky and her rapping is quite a highlight and a fantastic way to end the show.
Exhibit Amy runs until March 11 at The Ambassadors Hotel, 107 King William St, city. Check the Fringe Guide for session times adelaidefringe.com.au