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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.

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Let me start by telling you I’m ok. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancer tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.”

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer.  Everyone hates cancer.  Good.  Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way.  Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see from anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer.  Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… Or at least with them.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

The Mik Maks

The Mik Maks

October 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Have you seen the band that is taking Australian kids music by storm?

Be taken on a Mik Mak musical adventure with brothers Al, Dean, Joel and Drums the Panda.

There’s lot’s of jobs to do and musical fun to be had with The Mik Maks ‘Working on the Farm.’

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

October 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,

As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

The award-winning team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up - and their grown-ups...

This dramatization of ROOM ON THE BROOM is based on the picture book ROOM ON THE BROOM illustrations 2002 Axel Scheffler and text 2002 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Arj Barker - Organic

Arj Barker - Organic

November 03, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'.   Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them.   That's quality you can trust. 

*may contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian.  In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves.  His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

Russian National Ballet Romeo & Juliet

Russian National Ballet Romeo & Juliet

from November 05, 2017 @ 7:30 PM until November 06, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
November 05, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
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Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

The forever romance, the hundred year classic, the most heart-warming dancing you will see this year.  The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming back.  They will bring the world's greatest classic ballet Romeo and Juliet this time.

The seamless choreographed by Evgeny Amosov based on the Prokofiev ballet in three Acts and classical music. The Russian National Ballet Theatre will bring audience into a antiquity tradition of tragic romances story.  "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo".

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