Sunday Lucia doesn't need a stage to perform, she’ll be making random appearances at Noosa alive!
EAT, the beach, Sunshine sleep Coast… repeat.but there It’s is the something weekend a mantralittle less on sandy and a lot more sparkly happening today till July
Back by popular demand, cabaret and burlesque performer,
Sunday Lucia, is on Sunshine Coast soil for Noosa alive! and she will be popping up throughout the 10-day festival when you least expect it. Formally known as the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, Noosa
alive! brings a fresh vibe to the festival dedicated to music, theatre, food and thought.
Sunday’s main performance as Miss Hummingbird on July 28 at the Rococo Beach Club Marquee embodies everything the festival stand for – exquisite fashion, delicious dancing, wondrous cuisine and a whole lot of fun. We go behind the scenes with the star of Miss Hummingbird,
Sunday Lucia to talk all things fashion, theatre and a few hints on where she will be hiding throughout the festival.
What convinced you agree to be a part of Noosa alive! again this year?
It was so fantastic last year I would be mad not to be a part of
As a travelling cabaret and burlesque performer, does life on the road ever get lonely?
No never lonely there is no time for that plus being in this
creative environment always gets you into situations where there is plenty of other like minded individuals happy to share in
You are always travelling, does the stage feel like home to you?
It is definitely home as soon as those lights go up there is this knowing that I am meant to be here.
Describe that feeling being on stage.
Its hard not to respond with a cliche but it is exhilarating, a
thrill and a rush combined with a little nerve just to remind you of your vulnerability as a live performer trusting that what
comes out is what you have been rehearsing plus some.
Where does your inspiration come from when creating new material/choreography?
Life and its surprises ….. I take inspiration from the eccentric
side that is in us all.
You are apart of Locale after Dark again this year, performing late night entertainment from tonight till Tuesday, July 25. How does it feel to have been called back by popular demand?
I am thrilled that the audience loved what I did, its always a
gamble when you perform in front of an unknown crowd. You
cant help but think, ‘will they get it? will they like it? what if it’s
a conservative crowd?’ But it seems Noosa has a very fun and participatory audience that likes a little art and nudity mixed
together. What do you love about the Noosa audience and
Its all encompassing, such a diverse audience with a great
What makes Noosa alive! special?
The quality of the artists that are involved and the diverse
range of talent on tap! There is nothing like it, 10 days of fabulous entertainment at a sought after intimate coastal
destination…. the mood is infectious.
Can you spill any hints on where we may find you randomly popping up throughout the festival?
Well it will be random but lets just say the coffee at aromas is
tasting great and rococo for cocktails will deliver more than the
There is nothing like it, 10 days of fabulous entertainment at a sought after intimate coastal destination…. the mood is infectious.
usual dirty dry martini.
Let’s talk Miss Hummingbird…
What was it like working with choreographer and artistic director, Penelope Mullen?
Extraordinary. This talented woman continues to be one of my absolute favourite choreographers to work with. Penelope has
this way of extracting the essential juice from a dancer and giving it a sparkling touch. Her visions as a choreographer take you as the dancer on a wild ride often requiring raw guts and sheer vulnerability. The outcome is a piece of magic
What have you taken from this experience working with Penelope?
Be present and enjoy the wild ride.
What role do costumes play in a performance/show like this?
Costumes breathe life into the form and give it personality, like a cake it needs to be dressed. In particular for this show
they bring out the couture/glamour aspect as opposed to utility purposes which is what you see with many contemporary performances. How does a costume transform you as a performer? Costumes enable me as the performer to transform from the
studio to the stage and envelop the role.
How has fashion design supremo, Cindy Vogels, influenced the show with her designs?
Cindy Vogels is a costumier, milliner, fashion designer and artist. Her talents are multi faceted and has enabled a whole other layer to be weaved into this unique collaboration.
What makes Miss Hummingbird unique to any other show you have done before?
The challenge of presenting couture outfits whilst maintaining the essence of a technical dancer. I think the challenge is to find
the common thread that links all artists together in a collaboration like this. There is alot of unknown elements that
really can only come together in the final days of preparation so I think you have to trust the process and what each individual artist brings to the table. As for dancing in costumes that
Lastly… What acts are you looking forward to seeing over the Festival?
Oh my its outrageous how many fantastic performances are on offer. I am very keen to see Luke Kennedy his voice, The
Fabulous baker girl, Lady Beatle and the amazing entertainment on offer on the beach with Chukale, Israel Ortiz and the
Brazillian carnival dancers. What a riot!
L-R: Noosa alive! President, Johanne Wright, Director / Choreographer of Miss Hummingbird, Penelope Mullen, and Noosa alive! popups, Sunday Lucia and Damien Anthony Rossi.
Sunday Lucia is Miss Hummingbird.
Back by popular demand, Sunday Lucia is a cabaret and burlesque performer who will be popping up throughout Noosa alive! when you least expect it.
Sunday Lucia stole the spotlight at the 2016 Noosa Long Weekend Festival’s Local after Dark.
Sneak peek: Sunday Lucia at a dress rehearsal for Miss Hummingbird wearing a design by Cindy Vogels.
L-R: Noosa alive! Management Committee and Performer, Stan May, Director/ Choreographer of Miss Hummingbird, Penelope Mullen, NOOSA alive! popups, Sunday Lucia and Damien Anthony Rossi’s and Johanne Wright, Noosa alive! President. ◗
Preparations for the Rococo Beach Club Marquee event, Miss Hummingbird. L-R: Richard Pace of Rococo, Noosa alive! President Johanne Wright (front) MC Rosanna Natoli and designer Cindy Vogels.