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Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Sung by Vika Bull and Debra Byrne

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Sung by Vika Bull and Debra Byrne

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, Tapestry, the multi-Grammy Award winning album by Carole King, is being performed in its entirety live on stage by legendary Australian singers Vika Bull and Debra Byrne.

Released in 1971, Tapestry still to this day holds the record for the most consecutive weeks spent at number one on the charts by a female solo artist and sold over 25 million copies in the US, cementing a ruling model for female singer-songwriters.  Emotionally intense, joyful and raw, Tapestry includes the smash hit songs “I Feel The Earth Move”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, “It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away” and “[You Make Me Feel Like’] A Natural Woman”.

Decades later Tapestry stills provide a connection with audiences that very few songs have ever been able to accomplish.

The Adele & Amy Songbook

The Adele & Amy Songbook

August 19, 2017 @ 8:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Bloom” brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists... Adele & Amy Winehouse.

Along with a small taste of her own material, this superstar in the making brings her soulful vocal resonance to cover two artists that have taken the music world by storm over the last decade.  Adele and Amy Winehouse have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them.

Backed by a dynamic, 5 piece band, this is not a tribute show, but a young lady with the ability to pay homage to the amazing vocal talents of these 2 women.

The Allstar Band features former members of such great artists as The Angels, Jon English, Marcia Hines and more.....

Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it.  A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage a performance.  Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa.

Cirque Africa features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from 6 African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show.

Highlighted with stunning colourful African costumes, high energy knuckle-biting acrobatic acts, humorous comedy traditional, modern original composed music for each act plus vibrant dance routines, this is a superb show is for all ages of the family and as its a visual show Cirque Africa has no language cultural or religious barriers.  Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.

The dedication and immense professionalism of Cirque Africa makes this show very appealing to all audience members discover The Greatest show from Africa .

Speaking Alone

Speaking Alone

September 08, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

An evening of comedy, drama, stories, characters and poignant tales from life.  “Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and it often makes no sense”.  In this unique show, we’re given a glimpses and insights into the inner monologues we have with ourselves.  Dreams, aspirations, joy and sadness are portrayed in an intimate, honest and engaging way, examining what it means to be human, as we attempt to navigate the road of life.

Performed by Gippsland’s highly awarded ensemble.

Presented by Latrobe Performing Arts & HT&E Theatre Company.

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.

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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