As Artistic Director of WA’s flagship contemporary dance company Co3 Australia, Raewyn Hill takes on the responsibility of creating change. Through education, training, choreography, performance, working with youth and development programs with remote communities, Raewyn’s leadership is aimed at making the world a better place.
Vietnamese production A O Lang Pho is now showing at the Regal Theatre as part of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival. In performing sublime movement on stage, the Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam are powerful storytellers – the 70 minute circus event presents an evolution from village to city. A story of progress with its gains and losses.
One of the highlights from this year’s Fringe World program for me is without a doubt Djuki Mala. Previously known as the Chooky Dancers, Djuki Mala combine traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling. Their Fringe show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, with dance and performance interspersed with video.
We caught up with Djuki Mala Executive Producer/Artistic Director Joshua Bond
The Perth International Arts Festival will take over town from 10 February to 5 March 2017, and we are beyond excited by the events that have been announced! We have come to expect a strong dance program from PIAF Artistic Director Wendy Martin, and her second program lives up to expectations. But that’s not all – from a large scale opening event to an intimate theatre marathon, PIAF 2017 promises 24 days of quality arts immersion.
It’s my first Friday night back in Perth and I have three options – a Law Society Dinner, family dinner or Stuart Watkins’ Activate the Flow at Raw Kitchen.
Wendy Martin has an impressive resumé from working in the arts both in Australia and overseas, so when she was announced as Artistic Director for the Perth International Arts Festival, we knew that she would be producing a fantastic program of events in her inaugural year. We are now on the verge of the 2016 PIAF season commencing and cannot wait to get stuck in!
From Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 November, hidden corners and open spaces at Fremantle Arts Centre will be the venue for a new dance work, In Short – In Situ. Five new dance pieces have been created by five different Western Australian choreographers, and the audience will move around the FAC grounds to experience the intriguing, site-specific works. Today’s creative is one of those choreographers, Emma Fishwick.
With a new artistic director at the helm, Wendy Martin, we have been excited to see what the Perth International Arts Festival has in store for us with their 2016 program. And it’s a ripper! Not only are my favourite band coming to town to play at the Chevron Festival Gardens (!), there is a raft of other fascinating performances that I’ve already marked on my calendar. Here we take you through our top picks for the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival. Get excited!
Let’s face it, the Fringe World program can be a little daunting. It’s jam packed with events that span an entire month, and with such a variety of genres covered, cheap ticket prices and short shows too, it’s easy to see multiple performances every night of the week. That’s what makes it so great!