Two singers stand with arms outstretched while dancers move around them
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New parameters

Perth Festival Review: The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why ⋅ Heath Ledger Theatre February 21 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ There are multiple things happening at once in the British Paraorchestra’s The Nature of Why. Musicians with disabilities are in the spotlight and the audience is on the stage too, co-mingling as ‘revered accomplices’ according to… Continue reading New parameters

In the middle of a crowd sits a horn player in a wheel chair, behind him stands a clarinet player and two dancers are linking arms
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Disabling the boundaries

English conductor Charles Hazlewood will be in Perth in February with the British Paraorchestra. He talks with Rosalind Appleby about disabilities, the haptic baton and disrupting classical music. When was the last time you saw a stage with disability access? Or a professional orchestra that included musicians with disabilities? In 25 years of conducting the… Continue reading Disabling the boundaries

The Nature of Why
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Music & Dance: The Nature of Why

21 -23 February @ Heath Ledger Theatre · Presented by the British Paraorchestra · Feel the transformative power of music and dance in an epic performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity. Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman, and his search for meaning in the world around us, The… Continue reading Music & Dance: The Nature of Why