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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Group of choristers
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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A Night of Persian Jazz
Calendar, Featured, Fringe World, Music

Music: Kohesia Presents: A Night of Persian Jazz

30 Jan & 10 Feb @ The Sewing Room ·
Presented by Kate Pass ·

Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble are excited to be playing at Fringe World Festival 2019.

Journey with Kohesia Ensemble and experience the evocative sounds of Persian music played in a unique jazz style. Led by double bassist Kate Pass, the Kohesia Ensemble serves as a platform for Kate’s original compositions, which are influenced by her passion for both jazz and Persian music.

Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies for a captivating listening experience. Since being nominated for a Music Award for their 2017 Fringe World show, Kohesia Ensemble are excited to be back presenting a night of original music that will transport you to another place.

More info
W: www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/kohesia-presents-a-night-of-persian-jazz-fw2019
E:  kate@katepass.com

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Perth International Jazz Festival
Calendar, Featured, Jazz, Music, November 18, Performing arts

Music: Perth International Jazz Festival

9 – 11 November @ Perth Cultural Centre ·
Presented by Perth International Jazz Festival ·

The 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival brings an incredible array of over 60 local, national and international jazz artists for performances, intimate ‘in conversations’ and open rehearsals – in a mix of ticketed and free community events. Be seduced by jazz in this three-day festival across various venues in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

More info: www.perthinternationaljazzfestival.com.au 

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Treasured
August 18, Calendar, Featured, Mixed media, October 18, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Treasured

25 Aug – 6 Oct @ Wanneroo Gallery ·
Presented by City of Wanneroo ·

Come along and be swept away by a new exhibition celebrating the spirit of curiosity and the act of discovery. Stepping away from traditional ideas of treasure, Treasured turns our gaze towards the natural environment, heritage and art to explore ideas of value and significance.

Featuring Christophe Canato, Claire Davenhall, Lee Harrop, Bronwen Holding, Clare McFarlane, Lia McKnight, Britt Mikkelsen, Lewis Nannup, Ron Nyisztor, Leesa Padget, Greg Pryor, Judy Rogers, Amanda Shelsher, Wade Taylor and Declan White; alongside artwork from the City of Wanneroo Art Collection and Cultural Heritage Collections.

TREASURED is part of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre’s Find Your Treasure series which incorporates Children’s Book Week across City of Wanneroo libraries, a Pirate’s Lair in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre conference room and much more. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

More info:
W: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery
W: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/findyourtreasure
E:  arts@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Pictured:
Amanda Shelsher, ‘Nurture’, bone china, acquired 2004, City of Wanneroo Art Collection

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Lee Woodward, Liddle Bowles
August 18, Calendar, Featured, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Tea Ware

11 Aug-28 Sep @ Midland Junction Arts Centre ·
Presented by: Mundaring Arts Centre ·

Official opening Saturday 11 August 11am – 2pm
Exhibition continues 15 August – 28 September
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 25 August & 15 September 11am – 2pm

Tea and the sharing of tea is celebrated by many cultures in very diverse and often ritualistic ways. Tea drinking habits can be found worldwide. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. In conjunction with ‘Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture’, Midland Junction Arts Centre is celebrating teaware and the art of ceramics.

Participating artists:

Claire Ng, Melissa Statham, Bernard Kerr, Jenny Kerr, Lee Woodcock, Dee Parker, Emma Vinkovic, Alison Brown, Rie Yamauchi, Megan Evans, Amanda Harris, and Denise Brown.

More info:
W:  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/tea-ware
E:   info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Pictured:
Lee Woodcock, Liddle Bowles, 2016, woodfired stoneware, celadon glaze, shino glaze, ash glaze

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