Swing Man

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome]. After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance.

‘Swing Man’ sends Callinan back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path - a fracas at a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing Dance by the time he is 51.

Mixing storytelling, stand-up, sketches and choreography Callinan takes the audience on a journey from his nervous teens to middle age where, having procrastinated for 34 years, he attempts to learn how to swing dance in 4 months. Can he tick off the only thing on his bucket list before it’s too late?

Warning: mild course language and adult content, suitable for ages 16+

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