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salome: Opera Australia

Gail Edwards - Director
Kelley Abbey - Choreography

"Her seven veiled dancers (as choreographed by Kelley Abbey) – from Marilyn Monroe lookalike to Japanese schoolgirl to duster-wielding maid to one particularly athletic pole dancer – are the perfect embodiment of toxic male fantasy.'' 

Jason Whittaker, Daily Review - 2 Dec 2012

"The pinnacle of this collaboration, expanded to include highly experienced choreographer Kelley Abbey, is the infamous dance of the seven veils. Without giving too much away, Edwards and team have made brilliant use of the sequence as a deconstruction of a range of female ‘types’ perennially used to titillate men and potentially disempower women.'' 

Simon Parris, Man in Chair - 2 Dec 2012

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