A surreal landscape unfolds on stage, a woman clad in a spiky gold beehive-like bubble is surrounded by musicians, including a harpist. An image of a woman's head is projected on the screen behind, her face covered in razor like tentacles and bobbles. It is Icelandic artist Bjork Stars align for Perth Festival’s world party

Stars align for Perth Festival’s world party

8 February 2023

With its theme of Djinda, the Noongar word for stars, Perth Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary by re-convening the conversation between local and international artists. Mark Naglazas previews Perth’s premiere summer arts event.

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A Noongar man wearing a kangaroo skin cloak and headband in Aboiginal colours plays a didgeroo which is decorated in colourful dot painting Varied take on classic local tale

Varied take on classic local tale

20 February 2022

Perth Symphony Orchestra’s innovative program and talented soloists recount Rockingham’s role in an iconic story of escape on the high seas, writes Claire Coleman.

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And the Earth Swallowed Them Whole. Photo: Peter Cheng A dancer is dwarfed in a sea of black silk that undulates and ripples around her. Take a surf through Perth Festival

Take a surf through Perth Festival

15 November 2021

Perth Festival’s 2022 line-up promises to submerge you in an ocean of arts. Nina Levy dives into the performing arts program with Festival Director Iain Grandage to fish out some of the highlights.

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A conductor leans towards the cello section, his face animated with a smile Orchestra rises to utopian vision

Orchestra rises to utopian vision

21 June 2021

Willy Wonka takes a trip to utopia in a concert by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra that entrances both young and old, writes Rosalind Appleby.

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A woman with short dark hair holds mallets in her hand as she plays toms and a marimba, behind her is the back of the conductor as he faces the orchestra Heroic women in hefty concert

Heroic women in hefty concert

12 April 2021

Wonder woman Claire Edwardes was the star of the night with a monumental performance with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. And Tiffany Ha says there’s room for plenty more classical music heroines.

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Anna Reece stands on one of the curved wooden staircases leading to the dress circle of the Heath Ledger Theatre. She's leaning against the wall of the theatre, with her arms folded. She looks confident and happy. Tectonic shifts and new foundations

Tectonic shifts and new foundations

24 March 2021

The new director of Fremantle Arts Centre, Anna Reece, takes Nina Levy inside her career and her former role at Perth Festival, revealing why she thinks this year’s home-grown Festival was a hit, and her vision as the next leader of a much-loved WA arts institution.

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Iain Grandage_Artistic Director_cr Jessica  JWyld The lowdown on Perth Festival, 2.0

The lowdown on Perth Festival, 2.0

15 February 2021

Just hours before the opening night of the 2021 Perth Festival, Artistic Director Iain Grandage made time to chat with Seesaw arts writer and critic David Zampatti and Curtin Radio’s Jenny Seaton about what’s been going on behind the scenes, and what’s about to happen on stage (plus some insider tips).

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Two photos: a Noongar woman at a podium, a man in a garden with a cello The heart of collaboration

The heart of collaboration

4 February 2020

In a chat with Roma Yibiyung Winmar and Iain Grandage, Rosalind Appleby discovers Perth Festival’s beating heart.

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