Trocadero Dance Palace at the Sydney Festival 2011

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Vintage Allsorts Bombshells

Vintage Allsorts Bombshells

The Troc .........

The Troc .........

The Troc .........

The Troc .........

The Troc .........

The Trocadero Dance Palace

accessorise me ...

accessorise me ...

Cointreau cocktail Hosts

Cointreau cocktail Hosts


For Four nights during the Sydney Festival , the newly refurbished Town Hall was transformed into a Vintage Dance Palace that played tribute to sydney’s original Trocadero Night club.

Sydney’s  Trocadero was a dance and concert hall that opened in 1936 and remained an important entertainment venue until it closed it’s doors in the 1970′s. Sydney Siders reminisce about the days at the Troc, the wonderful jazz bands , the nights spent dancing  and the glamourous gowns. A place to mix,  mingle and be seen.

Much to some peoples confusion The Sydney festival event was never intended to be a nostalgic re-creation but rather a look at what the Trocadero might be if it still existed today.
A fun contemporary floorshow , nightclub and roaring party that took parts of it’s influence from those glamourous days of Big Band Swing and allowed the Festival directors to take it on a modern twist.

With Musical Direction from the charming Band Leader Dan Barnett , the Sirens All Girl Big Band and the ever adorable Lanie Lane the dance floor was jumping to an eclectic mix of swing standards and souped up popular tunes given a remake Big Band Style. A specially arranged quirky playlist that kept people dancing all night long.

To balance the more contemporary aspects of the event Vintage Allsorts Hosted a Styling Parlour where we offered beauty make overs and Hair styling solutions to ladies and gents wanting a touch of vintage glamour to help get in the mood.
On the Beauty Bar Menu guests could enjoy being lined up and lashed , have ruby red lips and be  perfectly pinned in all the right places with a Victory roll or Scroll.
Our tables of treasure allowed ladies to buy flowers for their hair ,  a fan for the dance floor or a keepsake piece of Vintage Jewellery as a momento.

The Vintage Allsorts Crew worked so incredibly hard, styling hair for 6 hours straight most nights  on hairspray induced adrenaline smiling sweetly with  charismatic charm.
Our cocktail hosts were also there representing Cointreau,  serving delicious drinks in a truly sophisticated fashion.

The Sydney Festival team were amazing to work with. Creative, Diligent , Ambitious , Thoughtful , Passionate and so very appreciative of everyones effort and involvement. It was wonderful to be so supported from the initial concept right through to the execution. Even when bumping out in the wee small hours of a Sunday Morning the crew where humorous and helpful.

It was an electric four days filed with nostalgia and new ideas.
I’ve heard a whisper that The Troc will make a return appearance to Next Year’s festival and this little Vintage Allsort has already put her hand up saying “Yes please. Count me in!!”

 

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