Applause in 2013

With less than a month to the Applause Festival the Albury Central and the Applause team are busy finalizing all the details.

With a fantastic line up of Guest Artists including an acrobatic performer of truly international calibre having performed in the Cirque Du Soleil show Saltimbanco as their Chinese Pole Specialist.  Check out below for all their details

Audience members are always encouraged to “applaud, reward and enjoy” the festival performers with “hat” donations received by our guest artists to be shared between the 2014 Applause Festival and The Flutterby Foundation.

2013 will see the return of many favourites such as 'The Great Applause Waiter’s Race' and The Applause Festival Showbags.

There are also new attractions and activities with Mac1 sponsoring a Social Media Hub in AMP Lane, where there will be regular updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as an Instagram photo competition. Expanding audience participation with the Festival onto the internet.

Greybox Images will have 3 photographers out and about taking photos which can be purchased at the Social Media Hub, so you will be able to take home your own personal memento of Applause.

Or try your skills on the Alessi Renault racing simulators located near the steps of the Albury Convention Center Theatre.

In the meantime, log onto www.facebook.com/ApplauseFestival and 'Like' our page to stay connected.  Or join in on Twitter #ApplauseFest

In case you missed Applause in 2012....here's a little overview !

Saturday 20th October, Albury's QEII Square and part of Dean St burst into colour, music, song and dance, as Albury Central hosted the 11th annual Applause Festival.

The day began with the Murray Conservatorium’s Stage Band, then...our favourite pubs battled it out for 'The Great Applause Waiter’s Race', attendees cheered on their favourite festival buskers, were amazed at the antics of our guest artists, had there face painted or hair sprayed, joined in a workshop or two, bought a show bag, made there mark with the pavement chalk, watched the roller derby demos, joined in with the audience dance workout with DMB Dance & Performing Arts Centre, grabbed there besties for a photo in the photo booth....plus much much more.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Applause Festival has once again supported a local charity, with The Place Youth Centre 2012’s beneficiary, we raised $762.25 towards The Place Youth Centre.

This Year's Awesome Guest Artists:

Daniel Oldaker
1pm & 3pm

DANDYMAN aka Daniel Oldaker is a master of manipulation and physical comedy. From his world class juggling routines to his absurd acrobatic stunt 10 feet in the air, every performance from start to finish is a joy to watch with his charming and loveable character combined with highly skilled antics. DANDYMAN takes you on a journey of the imagination.  Everyday objects transform fluidly in the hands of this talented physical comedian.  Armed with just a pocket full of drinking straws, DANDYMAN fills the stage with characters, landscapes, and wild adventures. Rediscover the joy of playfulness as DANDYMAN sweepsyou up in this invigorating and crazy world. Don't miss one of Australia's funniest physical comedians perform unbelievable death defying stunts whilst tickling your funny bone.


Miss Geni
12pm & 2pm

Ruby Rubberlegs is convinced she is a genie  with wonderous magical powers and going by her remarkably miniature home in which she bends , folds and twists her incredibly flexible body, one might be convinced she really is... however, her ability to perform magic seems her greatest challenge. 
Will she triumph against all odds and make it into the official legendary book of The Greatest Genie's Of All Time ?  Is she just loco ?  Is she magical ?or is she just incredibly skilled ? You decide, come and be blown away with the fun, dancing and craziness of this hilarious character.
A lively fun-filled 40-50 min audience participation show, where anything can happen.


Ruben DotDotDot
12pm, 1pm & 3pm

Reuben is a Cirque du Soleil trained Chinese Pole specialist, whose extreme strength and grace, with remarkable physical stunts is matched by his witty banter that continues as he pulls off his gravity-defying tricks.Ruben DotDotDot  truly involves his audience using members of the public to secure his 6 mtr tall Chinese balancing pole.Ruben comes to Applause after a highly successful Northern Summer tour of Canada where in the last few months he has won The People Choice Award in not 1 but 3 Internationally acclaimed Festivals.  His act is one you need to see to believe.  The show that has it all – humor; handstands, and holding on for dear life!  With a spinning one handed balance 20 feet up in the air, concrete never looked so hard…


Shep Huntley

This year sees the return of an Applause favourite Melbourne performer Shep Huntley what is new is that this year he will be bringing his Bed of Forks act.Shep lies on the worlds only Bed of Forks, and has an audience member drop a bowling ball from a step ladder onto a dinner plate on his stomach. Its explosive!Shep’s shows have lots of jokes, a little whip cracking, some great yo-yo tricks and one big acrobatic stunt. Incorporating what can only be described as urban clowning into his performances and his audiences often squeal with delight at his antics.


Performing from 4.30pm on the stage

Squidjig is a 4 piece local North East Band who specializes in Irish, Australian and a variety of other Folk Music. They have been Gigging around the local region at Pubs, Wineries, Bush Dances and Festivals since 2002.

Squidjig formed in Mount Beauty with band members from Mount Beauty, Wandiligong and Stanley. The boys love to play a great variety of Contemporary, Traditional and original tunes on instruments typically heard in this style of music. The band  have been working on new material this winter, which is guaranteed to get your feet tapping with the infectious rhythms and technical melodies that make them a must see local act.

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