Adelaide Fringe artists came and conquered this month with a plethora of acts that enchanted, entertained, challenged and sometimes just weirded out Fringe-hungry audiences.
To celebrate their successes, the Adelaide Fringe threw a huge party and gave out a bunch of gold stars to the cream of the event’s program.
The Adelaide Fringe Awards were judged by a panel of unbiased experts who volunteered before the Adelaide Fringe even started. They had the satisfying – and time consuming – task of collectively watching the entire program to make informed decisions on the best acts.
Winning artists received space-age statuettes and prizes including: part of $10,000 in cash provided by Bank SA; Adelaide Festival Centre rehearsal time; and $2000 in cash provided by the Svigos family.
The 2010 Adelaide Fringe award winners are:
BankSA People’s Choice Award 2010 Words They Make With Their Mouths Bambina Borracha Productions
Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE:development Award 2010 Too Far Again, Not Far Enough Daniel Jaber
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Fringe Venue Operation 2010 Arcade Lane
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Puppetry 2010 The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Perth Theatre Company
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Dance 2010 Too Far Again, Not Far Enough Daniel Jaber
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Circus 2010 Freefall Gravity & Other Myths
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Cabaret 2010 Where Was I? Tom Dickins & Jennifer Kingwell
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Music 2010 C. W. Stoneking C. W. Stoneking
Eran Svigos Award for Best Body of Work by an Individual 2010 The Cars That Ate Screamdance Violet Cooper
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Exhibition by a Collective 2010 Format Festival
BankSA Support Act Award 2010 When The Sex Is Gone Better Bradley Productions
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Emerging Comedian 2010 Granny Flaps – Opens Up Lori Farmer
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Established Comedian 2010 Stevl Shefn and his Translator Fatima Stephen Sheehan
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production 2010 en route Bettybooke
Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Theatre Performer 2010 The Event David Calvitto