American Dancers Star at Wild Honey Wintersun 2013


In just over a week Wild Honey Wintersun 2013 – a full 5 day program of dance performances and workshops with local and international guest teachers will take place in bohemian Byron Bay.

Wild Honey kicks off on Friday 9 August with Cafe Boheme, a red carpet performance night at the Byron Community Centre inspired by jazz-age Paris, followed by four days of tribal belly dance workshops with US guests Jill Parker and Olivia Kissel. There’s also a Community Day for families on Saturday 10th with a range of dance, circus, craft and yoga workshops.

The opening night show is bursting with talent and as well as the international guests, the cast boasts the ex junior champion ballroom dancer of NZ, Adrian Hewson, now a baker living in Lismore, and ex-political advisor turned modern Gyspy dancer and comedian, Rita Markwell, who takes centre stage as the Cafe owner who can’t stand cake, Madame Coco Gateau.

Event organiser, Belinda Burton, says “Cafe Boheme is a salon of unbridled creativity and the audience are encouraged to dress to the theme which references the revolutionary and experimental spirit of the jazz-age.”

“Apart from the incredible dance and live music there’ll be life drawing in the intermission and we’re hoping to pay homage to a Joseph Beuys’ performance art piece incorporating honey” says Belinda.

“In keeping with the bohemian theme there’ll be some very special costumes and props including a stunning, hand beaded, velvet art deco coat that was found in a suitcase at the tip by a family friend in 1970 and a curtain from the movie set of the Moulin Rouge.”

Cafe Boheme tickets available at and enquiries to Belinda 0402 398 590.