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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

2019 German Film Festival Opening Night Perth

28 May @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us on Tuesday May 28 for the premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Balloon followed by an after party featuring drinks, German delicacies thanks to Andy’s Bratwurst and music by DJ Harvey Rae and Miss Q.

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event. 1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=95LBIwTOR7Q&t=3s

Event Details:
Tuesday 28th May
6:30pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Balloon
9:00pm After Party at Cinema Paradiso

Tickets on sale now: www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
Palace Movie Club $50 / General Admission $60
The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Classical music, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Romantic Rachmaninov

30 May @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

From brooding mystery to wild energy.

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force.

The performance takes place on 30 May at 11 am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Romantic-Rachmaninov
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Nicholas Carter – Romantic Rachmaninov

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Calendar, June 19, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Romantic Rachmaninov & Symphonic Sorcery!

31 May & 1 Jun @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Seductive melodies and a little magic.

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal  Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force. The concert opens with Dukas’ famous work immortalised in Disney’s classic film Fantasia and Glazunov’s sweetly lyrical Violin Concerto, performed by the winner of the 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition, Sergei Dogadin.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Romantic-Rachmaninov-Symphonic-Sorcery
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Nicholas Carter – Romantic Rachmaninov & Symphonic Sorcery!

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Calendar, May 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

21 May – 25 May @ Hayman Theatre ·
Presented by Hayman Theatre Company ·

Meet Arturo. Gangster? Businessman? Politician? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. He’s a song and dance man, as in he’ll sing you a song while he twerks on your grave. “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”, Brecht’s parable play about the rise of Hitler, explodes onto the stage in a pop culture frenzy of violenceand lip synching. Welcome to Brecht for a meme generation! Resistance is futile. Or is it? #faketheatre

More info
W: haymantheatre.curtin.edu.au/productions/resistible-rise-arturo-ui/
E:  haymantheatre@curtin.edu.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

Film: Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia Screening

26 May @ Event Cinemas, Innaloo ·
Presented by The Russian Resurrection Film Festival ·

This May, The Russian Resurrection Film Festival presents a special screening of Russia’s newest period action flick, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia, at  Event Cinemas in Innaloo.

Based on actual historical events, Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia takes place in Russia during the reign of Peter I at a time of the empire’s complex formation when bloody feuds and external enemy encroachments are commonplace. The film follows Ivan Demarin, a young officer of Tsar Peter’s new guard, who is sent on assignment to Siberia, to a border town of Tobolsk. Here, he meets his first love and but also faces mortal danger when hostile Dzungar hordes attack.

The screening is a part of a series of film screenings The Russian Resurrection Film Festival will present at Event Cinemas over the next four months. Each month will feature a new Russian blockbuster aimed at introducing audiences to films they’d not likely see anywhere else.

Russian Film Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow said “We’re thrilled to be able to screen Tobol: The Conquest of Siberia to audiences in Australia. With a production quality and action sequences that rival that of 2000’s epic Gladiator, we’re sure that this fast-paced film will have audiences captivated from beginning to end.”

The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected film festivals outside of Russia. Running across November in capital cities all over Australia, the Festival aims to bring the freshest, most groundbreaking Russian cinema to Australian shores.

Tickets: from $16
Bookings: www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Tobol-The-Conquest-Of-Siberia

More info:
www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/Tobol-The-Conquest-Of-Siberia

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Calendar, Dance, June 19, May 19, Performing arts

Dance: precipice

29 May – 1 Jun @ Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by State Theatre Centre of WA and Rachel Arianne Ogle ·

Inspired by tectonic shifts, gravitational torsion and states of emotional rupture, ‘precipice’ is a dance of abandon and precarious control. Australian choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle wields her technical and extremely physical style to draw immense unseen forces in the bodies of four dancers.

Ogle has assembled leading performance designers to create a multi-sensory experience where choreography unfolds within an electrifying light and sound installation. Contrasting precision and strength with mounting tension and fragility, this is a bold and unique work of contemporary dance from one of Australia’s rising choreographic artists.

precipice returns to the State Theatre Centre of WA after premiering here in August 2014 to critical acclaim. It was subsequently nominated for a Helpmann Award for ‘Best Dance Work’ and an Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance’ in 2015.

“precipice began its life as an exploration of various physical states in opposition. It very quickly grew to take on a voice and direction of its own, to transcend my initial points of departure and delve into territory encompassing grander concepts of the universe. The infinite space in which we exist and to which we are intimately interconnected, and the invisible forces that are constantly at play within this, are beyond the realm of my conception. Through considering our place in this immense system, we unveil a profound vulnerability and fragility that is both ephemeral and enigmatic.” – Rachel Arianne Ogle

“A knockout production… Rapid high-tech triggers transport us into an expansive universe through light, sound and dance… a ticket to another dimension” – The West Australian

“An intriguing visual feast… the resultant whole assaulting the senses and stirring emotions.” – Artshub

Choreography by Rachel Arianne Ogle
Performance by Tyrone Robinson, Niharika Senapati, Yilin Kong, Imanuel Dado
Visual Design by Benjamin Cisterne
Sound Composition by Luke Smiles / motion laboratories
Costume Design by Colleen Sutherland
Produced by Sam Fox

More info:
www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/precipice/

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Calendar, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Walkman Antiquarian

27 May @ Callaway Auditorium, University of WA ·
Presented by TURA and UWA Conservatorium of Music ·

Intercurrent perform contemporary chamber music for piano, percussion, bass clarinet and electronics in Walkman Antiquarian. The program includes renowned works by Thomas Meadowcroft and John Cage, and a newly commissioned world premiere work by Perth composer Olivia Davies. Olivia’s work Intimate Distance for bass clarinet, marimba, piano and tape is inspired by a recording in her personal library of collected sounds.

“A small sample of this recording was immediately evocative of entirely different
soundworlds and I could hear the potential for a piece. I pushed the sample from
a very high to a very low range, and this became the arc of the piece. As it descends, the character of the music shifts, hinting at familiar soundworlds. That’s where I have this idea of intimate distance—a kind of state of familiarity and detachment. It’s also a bit like listening to electroacoustic music, where we are detached from the source of the sound and are completely immersed in a particular space of listening. I’ve used the live instruments in a way to try and enhance the tape, and create a listening experience that I hope is immersive,” Olivia said.

Intercurrent is Lachlan Skipworth (composer and conductor), Louise Devenish (percussion),Ashley Smith (Bass Clarinet) and Emily Green-Armytage (Piano) with guest artist Jackson Vickery (Percussion). Intercurrent is currently Artist-in-Residence at UWA Conservatorium of Music.

More info
W: www.tura.com.au/tura-program/walkman-antiquarian/
E:  info@tura.com.au

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Calendar, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: The Augmented Piano

15 May @ Subiaco Arts Centre ·
Presented by TURA ·

The Augmented Piano is an immersive, multi-layered event combining music, film, and electronics. Works by Gordon Monahan and Chiyoko Szlavnics reimagine the instrument, stretching the limits of how a piano can produce sound, while works by Nicole Lizée and Ann Southam bring in visual elements to augment the piano. Breathtaking explorations of the inside and outside of the piano, of overtone resonances, and the melding and bending of electronic tones coax the instrument into a new realm, inviting an entirely new perspective on sound and listening.

Subiaco Arts Centre is at 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

More info
W: https://www.tura.com.au/tura-program/the-augmented-piano/
E:  info@tura.com.au

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Calendar, May 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Hill’s Heist

15 – 18 May @ Dolphin Theatre, UWA ·
Presented by University Dramatic Society ·

The University Dramatic Society is proud to present our semester one musical,
“The Hill’s Heist”.

Helen Bowen is a cop, and she should not be part of this heist. She can’t even really remember agreeing. But here she is, confessing to everything: the identity theft, the international jet-setting, the local grocery shopping, the code names, the drag shows, the newly re-opened laundromat and dry-cleaning service. But the heist isn’t over. It’s barely begun. And Helen doesn’t even know the half of it.

The Hill’s Heist is an original comedy musical about convictions and conflictions,  rights and not wrongs, hills, heists, and a load of dirty laundry.

Book and lyrics by Xavier Hazard
Directed by Alex Crouch and Megan Rundle
Music by Isaac Reynolds and Matthew Nixon
Choreography by Katherine Hooker

More info:
www.ticketswa.com/event/hills-heist

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Calendar, Dance, May 19, Performing arts

Dance: The Body Politic

22 – 25 May @ Geoffs Gibbs Theatre, WAAPA, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by LINK Dance Company ·

“Collectively we are powerful,” says Michael Whaites, Artistic Director of LINK, WAAPA’s graduate dance company. “That’s the theme for The Body Politic, which showcases our talented dancers in imaginative contemporary dance pieces from a trio of exceptional choreographers.”

The Body Politic is an exciting triple bill of new dance works choreographed on the LINK Dance Company by visiting Israeli choreographer Niv Marinberg, Co3 founding Artistic Director Raewyn Hill, and WAAPA graduate Scott Elstermann, the first Australian to win a prestigious Pina Bausch Fellowship.

The Body Politic will be performed in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre from 22-24 May at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday 25 May at 2.00pm.

Tickets $28 / $23 Concession and Friends
Bookings: Tel: (08) 9370 6895 or online at: www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice

More info:
www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/research-and-creative-activity/performance-groups/link-dance-company

Pictured: The Body Politic, credit Christophe Canato

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