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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

July 06, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show.

WARNING: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.  It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Please note hazers are often used to enhance the lighting.

Presentiment: Manfred Krautschneider

Presentiment: Manfred Krautschneider

from July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until August 06, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

The works shown in Presentiment began when Manfred Krautschneider noticed modern art motifs in the subtle distortions of streetscapes reflected in imperfect surfaces.

Sitting on the border between recognition and abstraction, these photographs transform contemporary life into transcendent images.  As Krautschneider states  “For a time I presented successively more extensive distortions, and one could be mistaken in thinking they are abstract paintings at first glance.  They also modify and fragment space, hinting at our own insubstantiality, and allowing a psycho-social reading, conjuring up fears of loss, conflict and destruction.”

This exhibition showcases a selection of works from Manfred’s ongoing series ‘Suburban Reflections’, which he has been working on for over a decade.

Image credit: Manfred Krautschneider, Lightning Generator, 2014, archival pigment print, edition 1/5, 70 x 86 cm. Collection of the artist.

Bound by time: Denis Beaubois

Bound by time: Denis Beaubois

from July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Bound by time brings together works by Denis Beaubois created between 2011 and 2017.

Underpinning the exhibition is the Currency project where ideas and logic from economics and capitalism were used to devise and create artworks.

These works attempt to coexist in economic, artistic and ethical space. They unsteadily navigate and question the boundary where the conceptual and the financial cross what is deemed as ethical.

From the precarious nature of state sponsored art funding, to validation of artistic merit from the art market, this body of work looks at the charged relationship we, as a society, have with money.
The second project, titled No longer adrift, Composite territories explores the idea of settlement and assimilation through the negation of the past. It references the theme of migration and displacement from the perspective of the discarded fragment and plays with the formation of composite territories using dust.

Image credit: Denis Beaubois, The Division of Labour, 2012, three channel synchronized video, duration: 35 hours. Image courtesy of the artist.

Beauty and the Beast - presented by Lavalla Catholic College

Beauty and the Beast - presented by Lavalla Catholic College

from August 09, 2017 @ 7:30 PM until August 10, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
August 09, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
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Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Based on the 1991 smash hit Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village and repulsed at the prospect of marrying the brutish, self-absorbed Gaston.

Sacrificing herself for her captured father, Belle finds herself imprisoned in the magical castle of a terrifying beast. Amidst a group of charming enchanted objects, Belle takes us on an all-singing, all-dancing journey to learning the true meaning of love and finding a place to call home’.

A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

August 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is set in Athens.  Four Athenian lovers’ lives are twisted and turned by the meddling of the fairies who live within the forest.  Hermia and Lysander are madly in love and wish to marry.  But Hermia’s father, Theseus, wants her to marry Demetrius, who is keen to marry her.  Her father threatens Hermia with a future in a nunnery or death if she does not obey him.  Hermia’s childhood friend, Helena is in love with Demetrius and his romantic feelings are not returned.

Lysander and Hermia run away together into the forest, and Demetrious and Helena follow after.   Oberon, the King of the fairies, sees Demetrious and Helena and wants to give her the man of her dreams, with a little help from a love potion.  Whilst a person is sleeping, the potion can be poured over their eyes and they will fall in love with the first person he/she sees.  He asks his fairy friend, Puck, to help him with the task. But something goes wrong.   Puck unware of what the pair look like, accidently pours the potion on Lysander’s eyes and this is where things start to become chaotic.  Falling in love can make fools of us all, but the tale ends with Oberon who decides to put the four lovers to sleep.  Once all four of them wake up, they leave the forest and return back to Athens, and try to make sense of what they think is an extraordinary dream.

Footloose the Musical

Footloose the Musical

from August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM until August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
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Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Presented by Flinders Christian College.

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago.  He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them.

Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont.  The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable.

With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

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