Sydney is promised “a mad burlesque of circus” when Pacha opens at the ivy nightclub soon.
Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, says of the launch: “I am thrilled to be launching Pacha Sydney this summer at ivy. Bringing together theatre and music, we’ve handpicked the best in the industry to create this unique experience for Sydney that is sure to achieve the high Pacha benchmark loved by so many around the world – I can’t wait to open the doors!”
Professional dancers, aerialists, street performers and psychedelic projections and lighting will take over ivy every Saturday night for Pacha from November 24.
To get things at the right temperature, Ignatius Jones (Jimmy and the Boys) has been brought on as Co-Creative Director. His credits include Creative Director of Sydney and Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Vivid Sydney Festival and Artistic Director of Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. Joining Ignatius as Co-Creative Director is renowned theatrical director and producer Craig Ilott (credits include Smoke & Mirrors, La Clique Royale, and Hedwig & The Angry Inch).
Ricardo Urgell, Pacha founder says, “As one of Australia’s best entertainment venues, ivy is the perfect location for Pacha. We share the same vision and production values for our large-scale shows with the Pacha team in Sydney and look forward to seeing Pacha brought to life.”
The official launch of Pacha will be Saturday, 24 November, 2013. Pacha will then be a regular Saturday night event from December 1 onwards.