So you want my arts job: Cruise Entertainer

As cruising returns, we talk with entertainer Neven Connelly about opportunities for this unique travelling gig.

Neven Connelly works a variety act across various genres of live performance, from dance and musicals to cabaret. While he has performed in theatres across the world, his current job is in a particularly intimate theatre. He is part of the cast of Scott Maidment’s new Blanc du Blanc production Uncorked, performed on board P&O’s Pacific Encounter.

Connolly first worked as a cruise entertainer in the Cirque du Soleil productions Cosmos and Exentricks, touring coast to coast in the USA as well as in Australia as part of Russall Beattie’s The Empire Strips Back burlesque. He has also performed in Immersive Cinema Company’s Dirty Dancing, working with Phly Crew interstate and aboard P&O Cruise lines.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina