The streets of Perth are abuzz; there’s artistic energy in the air!
The much loved Perth Festival is back upon us. Now in its 69th year, it is the longest running Arts Festival in Australia.
This year, the theme is the ocean. Artists will draw us into oceanic worlds with music, dance, visual arts, film and literature and ideas and events.
Kate Walsh and Caroline Brazier star in a landmark theatrical event Mary Stuart at the Heath Ledger Theatre and there are many new commissions and family events.
A strong contemporary music program will be in some unusual spaces including Ta-Ku’s imaginative music and art installation inside the old Karrakatta Club.
Lottery West Films are showing films from all round the globe at the Somerville in Crawley until April 3.
West Australian Ballet, the oldest company in Australia, celebrates its 70thanniversary with four unique works performed under the stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre at City Beach from 11 – 26 February and 2 – 5 March. The theatre opens at 6.30 pm and performances start at 8. The entire theatre is chaired and you can take a picnic or pre-order a delicious hamper. Parking nearby is easy.
The venue is perfect for a night out with a wonderful company dancing unique works to music ranging from Mendelsohn to Radiohead. Don’t miss it!
It would be wise to allow extra time arriving early to events as you will need to show proof of double vaccination with the ServiceWA App, or a printed copy. Masks are required at all indoor settings.
Yirra Yaakin’s production of the black musical Panawathi Girl opened on yesterday to an enthusiastic audience at His Majesties Theatre.
The company was formed in 1993. It is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal arts organizations who tour locally and regionally.
Witten by David Milroy (Waltzing the Wilarra) and showcasing a cast of local talent, many of whom were trained at WAAPA, it follows Molly Chubb who returns to the country town where she was born in search of her identity, at a time of great political change in 1969.
Wayne Freer leads a talented band who are part of the action on stage.
Further information from perthfestival.com.au