Montmartre! Rendezvous in Paris presents an evocative musical journey of bohemian life in a bygone era of artists and romance.
An era of artists, romance and bohemian life.
Montmartre! Rendezvous in Paris presents an evocative musical journey depicting tales of lost love in the famous red light district of Paris.
The allure of Montmartre inspired many famous artists from Salvador Dali to Toulouse-Lautrec and films such as Amelie and Moulin Rouge. An openly romantic and nostalgic time of decadence, typified by the cafes where the bohemia of Paris dream and where night birds and cabaret singers thrive. A time when artists sip on absinthe musing over the books they would write, symphonies they would compose and masterpieces they would paint.
This captivating show weaves intimate tales of the lives transformed by Paris’ most notorious district. Set to a beautiful soundscape of song and story featuring the iconic music of Cole Porter, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, along with original scores. Delivered in French and English with accompaniment by piano, accordion and double bass.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Simple set up production. Technical requirements include use of video projector preferred however can be staged without this visual element. Other requirements - wireless handheld microphone; on site piano or keyboard; accordion; double bass. Basic lighting rig - colour washes, specials, spotlight (if available)
Nikki Nouveau is a classically-trained vocalist, writer, producer and passionate entertainer. Her glamorous shows have toured internationally with sell-out seasons performing to rave reviews in New York City, Paris, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.
Nikki made her debut at the 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her one woman production – Kabaret Dietrich, an embodiment of the immortal memory of Marlene Dietrich. The timeless cabaret features Dietrich classics with accompaniment by piano, accordion and Nouveau playing the musical saw.
2018 also saw Nikki tour with renowned magicians Madotti & Vegas in a new theatrical cabaret production Lost In Venice and popular long running production Paris Underground Cabaret.
Nouveau’s hit show No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story continues to draw great acclaim performing to captivated audiences around Australia. Accompanied by accordion and piano, Nikki weaves French and English narration in between the timeless beauty and emotion of Piaf’s songs.
Bordello Blues created by Nouveau enjoyed a sold-out season at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with her debut cabaret Burlesque Assassin which enthralled audiences at Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals and was nominated by The Sydney Morning Herald for ‘Most Thrilling Theatrical Event’.
“Nikki Nouveau is the epitome of class and reinvention” -Theatre People
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Unique Selling Point
The show presents an authentic retelling of the history of bohemian life in Montmartre where Nikki Nouveau recently lived to complete her research, interview locals and visit well known establishments such as Le Chat Noir, Moulin Rouge, Le Lapin Agile, Museum of Montmartre and Dali Paris Museum. The storytelling aspect of the performance evokes emotions of nostalgia, wonderment, love and sadness. Nouveau uses elements of music, theatre and dance to narrate her romantic story performing a stunning rendition of Charles Aznavour’s "La Boheme" in French and English. The show brings a little piece of Paris to Australian audiences.
Marketing through all social media streams such as Facebook and Instagram advertising.
Other resources available or able to be created include - Poster and flyer distribution; Editorial in local street press; Direct mail out to e-Newsletter subscribers; Free event listings - Eventfinda, Timeout, ATDW; Blog interviews and other media interview opportunities; Creation of short videos featuring show snippets to be used for online promotion; Contact media list to explore other possibilities for show exposure to boost ticket sales.
Art, in its many forms, is connected to the community. Art serves to enrich the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of a community. A fun, artistic community workshop can be booked to promote social well being, as well as to channel the historical bohemian lifestyle of Montmartre. A general introduction of the artistic techniques employed by famous painters will be presented offering each attendee the opportunity to create an artwork of their own.