Australia’s own Big, Beautiful & Sexy showgirl, Casey Donovan is inviting Sydneysiders to herself special concert during Reconciliation Week 2012, performing songs for reconciliation and showcasing songs from her forthcoming album “Love & Goodbye” in a special intimate show at the Seymour Centre, the performing arts centre of the University of Sydney.
Donovan purposely chose to conduct the show during Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) to pay tribute to her Aboriginal heritage, and the community which has remained loyal and supported her since her meteoric rise to fame at the tender age of 16.
“Reconciliation Week is so important! Not only to move forward, but also to learn about our past and celebrate how far we have come,” says Donovan, who will perform on May 30 in the intimate, cabaret surrounds of the Seymour Centre’s newly renovated Sound Lounge.
Donovan says the theme of Reconciliation Week, “Let’s Talk Recognition” is vital and has taken her on her own journey of self-discovery of what it means to be a young person and performer.
“Let’s talk recognition isn’t just outward, it also means having that conversation with yourself. You need understand yourself, recognise and embrace your culture and path your own way on the journey of life. It is also important that as a community we all band together and that is what Reconciliation Week is about. Donovan says.
Since becoming the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol, Casey Donovan has gone on to make an indelible mark on the Australian theatre and music scenes. She has achieved an ARIA Award for ‘Listen With Your Heart’ and Deadly Awards for Best Album, Best Single and Most Promising New Talent. Her much anticipated 2010 single ‘Big, Beautiful and Sexy’ saw her become a poster girl for fuller-figured women and generated close to 9,000 Facebook fans supportive of body image.
The past few years have seen Casey’s performance breadth bloom. Casey’s portrayal of Cynthia in the hit musical The Sapphires, presented by Company B Belvoir and Black Swan State Theatre Company, received rave reviews in Australia, London and Korea and her performance as Mama Cass in the Melbourne production of new Australian musical Flowerchildren was critically acclaimed. She also went on to headline her own Mama Cass shows in Sydney and Canberra and, in addition to headlining Vibe Alive tours across Australia, also supported the legendary Cyndi Lauper on her Australian National Tour.
The Big, Beautiful & Sexy Australian tour, saw Donovan perform to sell-out crowds at some of the country’s most coveted venues and participate in events such as Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, The Rocks Festival of the Voice, Darwin Festival and Yabun Festival.
2012 is gearing up to be yet another busy year. The talented performer headlined the Inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Message Sticks Festival and recently filmed her very own music show Fusion with Casey Donovan for NITV.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the brilliance of Casey’s unique voice
Casey Donovan is part of the official 2012 National Reconciliation Week program at the Seymour Centre and University of Sydney.
Date: 30 May
Duration: 2hr (including interval)
Venue: Sound Lounge
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