Focus on festivals in 2019

Summer is here!

And across our main cities, smaller towns and regional centres that means FESTIVALS.

We’ve got seven big projects coming up that spark important conversations around religious freedom, gender and power, cultural ownership, suicide in regional Australia, feminism in modern Indonesia, and the challenges and opportunities for artists around the world…to name just a few.

From January to March, don’t miss these big new projects coming up right around Australia.

Legs On The Wall | Man With The Iron Neck

Sydney-based aerial and physical theatre makers Legs On The Wall are back with this heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story of choosing life when all seems lost.

Written and performed by legend Ursula Yovich joined by an all-star cast, Man With The Iron Neck is at Sydney and Adelaide Festivals in 2019.

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance | Siti Rubiyah

Don’t miss your first opportunity to catch feminist horror filmmaker Katrina Irawati Graham’s first foray into theatre with this free work-in-progress showing at Sydney Festival.

Sparked by Mochtar Lubis’ Indonesian classic Harimau! Harimau! (Tiger! Tiger!), Siti Rubiyah shifts the focus from the original tale’s male protagonists to the titular character Siti Rubiyah, and imagines her survival and revenge after being abandoned in the Sumatran jungle.

Amrita Hepi | A Call To Dance

Specially reimagined for youngsters aged 8 and up, Hepi’s participatory celebration of movement, culture and the city you call home is running for one week only in January in Melbourne.

Paul Mac & Lachlan Philpott | The Rise and Fall of Saint George

A loving homage to a shrine in ruins, The Rise and Fall of Saint George documents the creation, impact and ultimate destruction of a much-loved mural in the inner city.

As debate still swirls around “religious freedom” following the marriage equality survey, this is a timely call to arms; a community event to find hope and strength in the face of hatred and anger.

This is a work-in-progress concert event as part of Sydney Mardi Gras 2019.

  • 28 February | Seymour Centre
    This event is sold out

Nat Randall & Anna Breckon | The Second Woman

It’s played to sold out crowds in Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Perth and most recently at the world’s largest performing arts centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

It’s a cult sensation – equal parts gruelling and addictive, painful to watch but impossible to turn away or ignore. This is compulsory viewing.

“The Second Woman is as first rate as everyone says” – The Monthly

  • 24 Hours from 4pm Sun 10 March to Mon 11 March | Adelaide Festival Centre
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Perth Producers’ Lab

Together with Perth Festival, our Perth colleagues will be presenting this series of discussions and workshops bringing together visiting producers with successful applicants drawn from across the independent and funded sector of WA.

  • Various dates and venues throughout the festival
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Jordy Gregg at Yellamundie

Originally pitching the idea at the annual Tasmania Performs’ Residency, Jordy Gregg’s first play, Park Dayz, will be part of the Yellamundie National First Peoples’ Playwriting Festival.

  • 24 – 26 January | Moogahlin Performing Arts at Carriageworks
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