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The countdown is on to ‘the greatest show on earth’


The countdown is on to ‘the greatest show on earth’

ReStyle, Hamilton’s own wearable arts fashion show, will feature in the Founders Theatre on Saturday September 10, and organisers are urging the public to get their tickets immediately in order to get the best view of the catwalk.

Enjoy a fantastic night out with friends and family at ReStyle 2011 – a show where high fashion, art, music, dance and performance merge as one.

ReStyle is entering its 11th year, and has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2000. ReStyle was a small event held in the Centre Place mall with a crowd of only one hundred, and today it has grown substantially into the hottest event on Hamilton’s cultural calendar – with over 80 entries per year and audience numbers close to 1000.

Think World of Wearable Arts with a twist, as ReStyle 2011 is inspired by the circus and will feature breathtaking acrobatic performances. Zirka Circus acrobats will be performing an incredible high chair balancing act and hula hoop routine. The Founders Theatre will also be transformed, with a catwalk extending right into the audience and stage setup remnant of a carnival tent.

“We chose the theme based on the glitz and glamour of the 1930s circus. We were inspired by the costumes, performance and atmosphere of the olden-day circus, and wanted to transform the Founders Theatre to reflect this idea. We embraced the extravagance and quirky aspects of the circus, and this is reflected in our categories, decor and stage entertainment. There are plenty of surprises in store!” says Laura McClennan, ReStyle Event Co-Manager.

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Lucie Johnson from Australian Idol will also showcase her vocal talent at this year’s event. Lucie, who currently resides in Hamilton, made it into the top 24 of the hit show during the 2010 series (which was won by New Zealand’s own Stan Walker).

“ReStyle 2011 is all about taking the show to the next level. We want to move away from the ‘trash to fashion’ image, and legitimise the show as a high fashion and high art event - with a strong environmental message - that Hamilton can be proud of,” says Kylie Barugh, ReStyle Event Co-Manager.

Top NZ fashion line Nes will showcase their latest collection on stage and Jazz Unlimited dancers will be performing throughout the show. There will also be fantastic spot prizes and goodie bags for each audience member on the night.

Be in quick as seating is allocated. Prices are as follows:

Adults $30
Seniors and students $20
Children (up to 14) $15

Visit www.restylehamilton.co.nz for more information


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