Intimacy

Intimacy

September 09, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

A chance meeting where strangers become confidants.  Why is it sometimes easier to be honest with a total stranger than with someone we know?

Intimacy is based on real life encounters with strangers on a Melbourne Street.  Through a series of intimate and diverse conversations, Intimacy gives a candid, funny and sometimes disquieting portrait of everyday life where personal anxieties are never far from the surface.

Warning: Adult Themes

Mystery in the Air - starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats

Mystery in the Air - starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats

September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Comedy legend Michael Veitch with Simon Oats revive the golden era of 1940’s radio drama – 50 voices + 100 sound effects = 2 very busy actors!

Take a couple of hilariously antiquated radio plays, add two somewhat over-stressed actors and you're ON THE AIR with 'Mystery in the Air!'  This is the show that transports audiences back to the style, the fashion and - let's face it - the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s.  Of course, back in those days, such luxuries as a proper cast and a sound effects department were the norm, but in these economically stringent times, it's all down to just our boys - costumes, sound effects, scene changes, music, voices - they'll do the lot.  It's a big ask, and occasionally they might even succeed.  The results, say audiences, are hilarious!

Venue: Yarragon Public Hall, 7 Campbell Street, Yarragon

Jane Rutter, Flute Spirits and the Four Seasons

Jane Rutter, Flute Spirits and the Four Seasons

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Jane Rutter is a classical free spirit who uses the flute as a voice, a tool of magical communication.  In this intimate concert, Jane plays solo silver, gold, wooden, bamboo, ebony flutes and Irish whistles.

The program includes Baroque Fantasies, Indian Ragas, Contemporary Incantations, a new work by the artist herself, haunting, meditative works by Telemann, Debussy, Ross Edwards, and more.  Prose by Shakespeare, Patrick White, Anaïs Nin.  This program also includes the Jean-Jaques Rousseau solo flute version of Spring from Vivaldi Four Seasons.

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Academy, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.  Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.  Having explored the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf’s work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Isla Grant

Isla Grant

September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to Australia with exciting new songs - plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.

As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla’s beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening -an unforgettable evening of old favourites and sparkling new compositions.

Al Grant, Isla’s genial and talented husband, will join her on stage and bring his irrepressible humour to the show featuring his tribute to Jim Reeves.

Accompanied by the multi-instrumental and singer Glen Flynn.

Isla’s concert performance promises to be an absolutely unmissable event.

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

from September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until December 03, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You is an exhibition of video works by a selection of South African artists.  These artists are based both in South Africa and across European capitals.  MINE was last shown at TATE Modern, London.

MINE is both the title of the exhibition as well as the film produced by William Kentridge in 1991.  This seminal animated video evokes images of deep level mining in South Africa and refers to the unprecedented exploitation of land and people under colonialism and the subsequent apartheid system.

The title refers not only to the idea of deep level mining, but to the idea of personal ownership and questions of identity.  The works featured have been chosen for their diversity, with the common denominator that the artists make reference to themselves in their work, either in person, as actor, model, observer, interviewer or instigator.  MINE seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we identify and position our ‘selves’.

Certain artists are well known in the global art world (William Kentridge and Robin Rhode et al), or are currently representing South Africa at the 2017 Venice Biennale of Art (Mohau Modisakeng), whilst other are unknown in Australia. No matter how varied the themes and artistic strategies may be, all the works presented here are centred in one way or another around specifically “South African” issues, which transcend the confines of particular local concerns.

Image credit: William Kentrige, Felix in Exile, 1994, animated film, 35mm, video and DVD transfer, 8 minutes 43 seconds. Drawing, photography and direction William Kentridge, editing Angus Gibson, sound Wilbert Schübel, music Philip Miller, String Trio for Felix in Exile (musicians Peta-Ann Holdcroft, Marjan Vonk-Stirling, Jan Pustejovsky); Go Tlapsha Didiba by Motsumi Makhene (sung by Sibongile Khumalo). Courtesy the artist, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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