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  • Three young First Nations women stand on grass, with the ocean in the background. They wear casual light coloured clothing. They're smiling. Sisters doing it for themselves
    The Fringe Sessions

    Sisters doing it for themselves

    25 January 2021

    Perth has a new independent First Nations theatre company. Named Kalyakoorl Collective, this all-female team is making its debut at Fringe World 2021 with FIRE, a new work by young emerging playwright and actor Ebony McGuire (Cloudstreet).

    Reading time • 6 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Meg Honey Parry A selfie of a woman with a bright red pixie hair cut. She is doing an arabesque and you can see her extended leg in the background. Also in the background is a painted grey brick wall with a mural of a dancer painted on it. What’s in a selfie?
    The Fringe Sessions

    What’s in a selfie?

    20 January 2021

    Who amongst us hasn’t posted a #selfie on social media? The selfie is a ubiquitous part of contemporary pop culture, but are these snapshots preventing us from living in the moment? This is just one of the questions Tamsyn Heynes is asking in her new Fringe World work #selfie.

    Reading time • 7 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Three women dressed as athletes lunge in exaggerated sporty poses. Presenting… the 2020 Isolympics
    The Fringe Sessions

    Presenting… the 2020 Isolympics

    18 January 2021

    What if isolation was an Olympic sport? In the absence of the 2020 Olympics, independent local dance theatre company Not Sold Separately will be presenting their comedic alternative. Company co-founders Briannah Davis and Olivia Hendry give Seesaw readers a sneak peek.

    Reading time • 7 minutesFringe World Festival
  • A choir is lit by pink and blue lights in an old looking hall. The backs of the audiences heads are visible. It's a big choir of about 60 people. Surround sound
    The Fringe Sessions

    Surround sound

    14 January 2021

    Indie pop choir Menagerie returns to Fringe World in 2021 with a new show that promises to immerse audience members in a physical and sonic journey.

    Reading time • 8 minutesFringe World Festival
  • More than a tribute
    The Fringe Sessions

    More than a tribute

    14 January 2021

    There’s no shortage of tribute shows at Fringe World. But emerging writer/performer Sylvia Cornes does more than simply present the songs of Rickie Lee Jones and Françoise Hardy in her two Fringe shows… she also delves into their lives, careers, relationships and artistry.

    Reading time • 6 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Sarah Mcneill A blonde woman in a red scoop necked t-shirt is holding open a book and laughing. Behind her is a bookcase, loaded with books. The return of the Vagina Monologues
    The Fringe Sessions

    The return of the Vagina Monologues

    13 January 2021

    The Vagina Monologues debuted in 1996 but in the #MeToo era, this collection of stories – based on over 200 interviews with women from around the world – feels more relevant than ever, says Sarah McNeill. She’s the producer of the 2021 Fringe World version of the work, which celebrates sexuality, genitalia, body image and, of course, the vagina.

    Reading time • 5 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Emo A headshot of a young African man wearing a black baseball cap on backwards, and a black shirt over a white t-shirt. He is grinning at the camera. Finding comedy in cultural clash
    The Fringe Sessions

    Finding comedy in cultural clash

    12 January 2021

    Perth-based comedian Emo tells stories about adjusting from life in a refugee camp in East Africa to life in suburban Perth in his Fringe World show Black Santa.

    Reading time • 7 minutesFringe World Festival
  • The Witch and the Goat Rehearsal for 'The Witch and the Goat'. Two woman stand near the front of the stage, possibly on a small podium. One stands, the other sits. Both are dressed in white. The woman who is standing brandishes a large stick. She wears a furry robe. The woman who is sitting has her hands on her knees. She looks straight at the camera. In the background two masked performers, also dressed in white, look on. Abstract floral projections create a set. Facing fear through fairy tale
    The Fringe Sessions

    Facing fear through fairy tale

    12 January 2021

    For thousands of years, storytelling has helped people to cope with the unpredictable nature of human existence. This concept is at the heart of local performance company Existence Theatre, whose Fringe World 2021 work The Witch and the Goat is a timely fairy tale that reminds viewers that change cannot happen if we are driven by fear.

    Reading time • 7 minutesFringe World Festival
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