2 contemporary dancers
Calendar, Dance, Featured, November 19, Performing arts

Dance: And Then Some

13 – 16 November @ State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by STRUT Dance and State Theatre Centre of WA ·

An exhilarating evening of contemporary dance made in WA. Provocative, bold and sassy, And Then Some, showcases a double bill of daring and devil-may-care dance, served up to you by two of Australia’s finest young makers Lewis Major and Scott Ewen.

For four shows only, high-octane moves collide with dark comedy in the Studio Underground of the State Theatre Centre – the home of contemporary dance in WA.

More info
W: www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/and-then-some/
E:  marketing@ptt.wa.gov.au

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Outback scene with clouds and bare trees
Calendar, December 19, Featured, February 2020, January 2020, November 19, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: enigmas of the outback

29 Sep – 9 Feb @ Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix ·
Presented by the Artists ·

This exhibition is about the Australian outback as an enigmatic, mysterious, spirited and haunted terrain. The selection of photographic, paint and sculptural works reflect upon how the outback triggers the imagination in unsettling ways. It is at once darkly evocative and psychologically compelling; a journey through responses to the spirituality and mythology of the Australian landscape.

Artists: Brook Andrew, Jane Burton, Rebecca Dagnall, Eva Fernandez, David Downs Jarinyanu, Nigel Hewitt, Janet Laurence, Roslynd Piggott, Polexini Papapetrou, Brad Rimmer, Jacqui Stockdale, Monique Tippet, Paul Uhlmann, Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Toni Wilkinson.


More info
W: http://www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au/article/enigmas-of-the-outback-29-september-2019-9-february-2020-vasse-felix
E: Laetitia.Wilson@heytesbury.com.au

Pictured: Brad Rimmer, Crows nest #11 Booralaming, 2017, archival inkjet photograph, Courtesy of Art Collective WA

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Woman in blue snowsuit with long grey hair with background of tin foil
August 19, Calendar, Dance, Featured, Performing arts

Dance: Wonder Woman

28 – 31 August @ Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by State Theatre Centre of WA and Laura Boynes ·

Imagine feminism was a superhero.
Imagine laughing together with the women of the world.
Wonder Woman is here. Time is up.

Provocative and physical, Wonder Woman unearths the everyday superhero and delivers a solid punch to the gut. A double bill of dance works choreographed by NSW artists Adelina Larsson and Julie-Anne Long in collaboration with WA performer Laura Boynes, this is an exposing, funny and intimate show that will have you furiously nodding in agreement and shouting me too.

“Laura Boynes brought her powerful presence… characteristically self aware, even self-deprecating, but always exuding a certain magnetism that leaves you unable to blink.” – Yolande Norris BMA

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Forest scene with cataracts
Calendar, Choral, Featured, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Swoons

28 July @ Christ Church Claremont ·
Presented by Perth Symphonic Chorus ·

Divine choral music to take your breath away and leave you wanting more! Our program includes the flirtatious Liebeslieder Waltzes of Brahms, intoxicating Debussy choral songs full of beauty and charm, the best of Duke Ellington and an evocative new work “Uluru” by Perth’s own Rod Christian. This is a light-hearted offering designed to delight both performers and audience alike.

The concert is at 2:30pm on Sunday 28th July at Christ Church, cnr Queenslea Dr & Stirling Hwy, Claremont. Enquiries to Liz on 9245 2975 or Helen on 9246 2423.
Tickets $10-$39 at www.trybooking.com/BCXCK

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Dancer caught in air mid-leap
April 19, Calendar, Dance, Featured, Performing arts

Dance: Short Cuts

11 – 13 April @ Studio 3, King Street Arts Centre ·
Presented by STRUT Dance ·

STRUT Dance presents its annual season of diverse new short works from independent WA choreographers. From established artists to new graduates, Short Cuts provides a snapshot of the huge variety of contemporary dance happening right here in WA. Armed with just 20 hours of studio time, artists make a daring leap into the unknown and kick start a new idea.Many a bold dance work has found its first footing in Short Cuts, so step inside the King St Arts Centre and witness those new sparks fly…

Presented in an intimate studio setting, the program showcases 15 new short works from WA choreographers/choreographic teams, split into two programs (each performed twice).

Program A
Thu 11 April – 7pm
Sat 13 April – 5pm
Choreographers: Dean-Ryan Lincoln, Jocelyn Eddie & Jessie Camilleri-Seeber, Kynan Hughes & Bridget Le May, Kimberley Parkin, May Greenberg, Mitchell Harvey and Russell Thorpe

Program B
Fri 12 April – 7pm
Sat 13 April – 7pm
Choreographers: Azariah Felton, Bethany Reece & Aimee Sadler, Hannah Phillips, Mel Tan & Logan Ringshaw, Rikki Bremner, Scott Galbraith, Scott Ewen and Talitha Maslin

Tickets: $25/$20
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ZRDG

More info
W: www.strutdance.org.au/opportunities/performances/short-cuts-11-13-april
E:  communications@strutdance.org.au

Pictured: Mel Tan, photo credit: Simon Pynt

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Calendar, Classical music, Featured, May 19, Music

Music: Magnificent Bach

18 May @ Winthrop Hall ·
Presented by Perth Symphonic Chorus ·

Indulge your love of Baroque music and come listen to the marvellous Perth Symphonic Chorus present Bach’s Magnificat and the Vivaldi Gloria, and Perth Baroque Orchestra perform Bach’s fourth Brandenburg Concerto. Bach’s virtuosic and exhilarating music never fails to entrance and the joyous nature of Vivaldi’s Gloria makes it an audience favourite.

Saturday 18 May at 7:30pm at University of Western Australia Winthrop Hall. Tickets $30-$69 on (08) 6488 2440 or www.ticketswa.com/event/magnificent-bach

More info
W: http://www.perthsymphonicchorus.com.au/
E:  hngrigsby@gmail.com

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Djuki Mala
Calendar, Dance, Featured, Fringe World, Performing arts

Dance: Djuki Mala

18-25 Jan, 9-17 Feb @ The West Australian Spiegeltent
@ The Woodside Pleasure Garden ·
Presented by Bond Creatives ·

Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company took the world by storm, present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul! Interspersed with multimedia, this retrospective and autobiographical show offers a rare and insightful view into Aboriginal Australia, leaving the audience feeling genuinely happy!

Best Dance Adelaide Fringe & Fringe World 2017 West Australian
Arts Editors Award 2017.

‘… an hour of infectious joy’ ***** BroadwayBaby
‘No better offering at this year’s Fringe’ ***** West Australian
‘Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating’ ***** Upside News
‘Their sheer joy is as infectious as it is delightful’ ***** Advertiser

For a sneak preview please visit: www.vimeo.com/119307371

More info
W: www.djukimala.com
E:  monique.harvey@gmail.com

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Calendar, Circus, Featured, Fringe World, Performing arts

Circus: Laser Kiwi

7- 17 February @ Big Top @ The Woodside Pleasure Garden ·
Presented by Colossal Productions ·

Laser Kiwi (NZ) combines high-calibre circus with unforgettable physical/sketch comedy. A wonderfully bizarre and thoroughly entertaining masterpiece – you’ll never predict what’s coming next.

“I cannot recommend this show more highly.” ★★★★★ The Upside News, AUS
“Avantgarde, sometimes irreverent, sometimes naked extravaganza!” – The Vue, CAN

More info
W: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/laser-kiwi-fw2019
E:  zane@colossal.co.nz

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Fairly Average Dance Band
Calendar, Featured, Fringe World, Music, Performing arts

Music: Fairly Average Dance Band: So Fresh, Still Average

1 – 16 February @ The Ellington Jazz Club ·
Presented by Jessie Gordon ·

Winners of the 2017 Fringe World Music and Musicals Award, The Fairly Average Dance Band are bringing back their favourite night of nostalgia, nonsense, and total bangers from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Bring your mediocre moves and your blandest fashion for another 90 minute Fairly Average Dance Party.

More info
W:  www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/fairly-average-dance-band-so-fresh-still-average-fw2019
E : hello@fringeworld.com.au

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Best Friends
Calendar, Featured, Fringe World, Music, Performing arts

Mark Turner and Jessie Gordon: Best Friends

13 – 17 February @ The Ellington Jazz Club ·
Presented by Jessie Gordon ·

Accomplished guitarist, saxophonist and vocalist Mark Turner and award winning jazz/blues singer Jessie Gordon have known each other for many years, since he was a mere slip of a 13 year old and she was a willowy red head avoiding the sun at all opportunities.

18 years later, they are the best of friends, not much has changed, and Jessie is still attempting not to get sunburnt every single day. 18 years have brought about many changes in their lives, not least of which has been the journey along a new path towards original music and songwriting for them both. This evening they join forces to play set list roulette with their audience creating a new show every night from their own songs and a few of the favourites they have collected over their musical lifetime together.

More info:
W:  www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/mark-turner-and-jessie-gordon-best-friends-fw2019
E:   hello@fringeworld.com.au

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