Your Arts Playground: August

28 July 2021

The second episode of Your Arts Playground – Seesaw’s new monthly podcast – is here, with dance in the mosh pit, a chance to see inside artists’ studios, great music collaborations, theatre that tackles tricky topics with a light touch… and more!

This month Nina Levy is joined by guest host Claire Coleman, filling in while Rosalind Appleby is on annual leave.

Claire Coleman

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August show notes

Cry Baby by Parkin Projects at the Rechabite Hall, 4-6 August.
Read Seesaw’s review of the Fringe World season of Cry Baby.

Dracula by West Australian Ballet, at Crown Theatre, 19-24 August.

Archives of Humanity by Co3 Contempory Dance, available online until 15 August
Read Seesaw’s review of the Perth Festival season.

Star Navigator by West Australian Opera, 13 August – Sadly this event has been cancelled since we recorded, due to the suspension of the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia. Read more here.

Breaksea @ the Rechabite, by Breaksea, at The Rechabite, 7 August.

Djinda Boodja NAIDOC Day at Djinda Boodja, 295 Manning Rd, Waterford WA, 4 August.

Petrushka, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and UWA Conservatorium of Music, at Winthrop Hall, 10 August.

Visual arts
Margaret River Open Studios, 11-26 September.

“The Archaeology of Loss” by Stanislava Pinchuk at Fremantle Arts Centre until 7 September.

“Beating Heart” by Jacobus Capone at Fremantle Arts Centre, until 7 September.

CinefestOz Film Festival Western Australia, various venues in Busselton, Augusta, Margaret River and Bunbury, 25-29 August.

Oops! We made a boo-boo with our coverage of CinefestOz – Rams was actually the opening film for the 2020 Festival. There’s a whole swathe of exciting new films in this year’s Festival, however, so do check it out!

Top Dog Film Festival, State Theatre Centre of WA, 20 August.

Every Brilliant Thing, by Black Swan State Theatre Company, State Theatre Centre of WA, 25 August – 17 September, and touring Karratha, Dampier, Wickham, Port Hedland, Mandurah, Narrogin, Harvey, various venues in Vic and NSW; Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany, August – November.

Savage Grace, Steamworks Arts, State Theatre Centre of WA, 11-15 August.

Claire’s sneaky September choir call outs

Pub Choir, Astor Theatre, 7 September.

The Big Sing Messiah, UWA Choral Society, UWA, 11 September.

Plus if you’re interested in finding out more about Claire’s new choir Hengequeens, you can follow Hengequeens on Instagram.

Seesaw Managing Editor Nina Levy is a member of Hengequeens.

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Nina Levy

Nina Levy has worked for over a decade as an arts writer and critic. She co-founded Seesaw and has been co-editing the platform since it went live in August 2017. Nina was co-editor of Dance Australia magazine from 2016 to 2019. Nina loves the swings because they take her closer to the sky.

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