Berkoff’s stage play adapted from Franz Kafka’s surrealist tale about
alienation, is directed by Adam Broinowski with an ensemble of Dylan Van Den Berg as Gregor Samsa,
Christopher Samuel Carroll and Ruth Pieloor as parents, Mr S and Mrs S and
introduces Stefanie Lekkas as sister Greta in her debut on The Street stage.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre 5pm Saturday 24 August 2019
This one-man showexplores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us .
A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998.
In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.
Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.
Boehme is also working with Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as part of a longer project called The Blood Library.
Blood on the Dance Floor debuted at Arts House Melbourne in 2016 before going on to Carriageworks for Sydney Festival in 2017 and has since toured both nationally and internationally. It is showing in Canberra for the first time.
The production is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Australian Government Indigenous Culture Support, and City of Melbourne.
This lyrically written account of John
Blay’s quest to find the ancient Aboriginal path from Kosciuszko to Eden, The
Bundian Way, is at once a history of the lands and people, a study of geography
and botany and a love story with country.
Dendy Cinemas Canberra 9,10,11,16,17 and 18 August 2019 Details at strongerdocs.com
Encore screenings from this year’s festival includes first-time directors like Midnight Family’s Luke Lorentzen and Honeyland’s Tamara Kotevska, only 25 years old and already stunning international festival audiences with her fresh talent.
The latest in the Exhibition on Screen
films to come to Canberra explores the life of Picasso, the childhood and
family influences that equipped him from a young age to create such competent
works and the drive that led him to study and work in Barcelona and Paris,
producing an enormous body of work and changing the face of modern art.
In a culture like ours where youth in all its facets is worshipped, writing about our elders is often twee and nearly always patronising. One is frequently irritated by depictions in the media and especially in advertising, of older people as cranky, doddering, cute, inept, foolish or humorous.
It is therefore particularly pleasurable to find in Joanna Nell’s The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village a simultaneously sympathetic yet realistic portrayal of ageing and the older individual.
Belconnen Community Gallery ‘Springboard’ series 23 July to 9 August 2019 Opening celebration Wednesday 24 July at 5.30pm – all welcome
exhibition of oil mono-prints and watercolour paintings that depict the people
and culture of Laos. All profits from sales will go towards sponsorship
programs to support quality and access of education for children in Laos.
is in Swanson Court Belconnen and opens Mon – Fri 9am-5:00pm
Macro Organic, Diverse Perspectives andReclaimed Vintage All exhibitions open Thursday 1 August 2019 at 6pm
Macro Organic is a group exhibition curated by Karena Keys, featuring Harry Boyd, Shannon Donahue, Melinda Heal, Elisabeth Kruger, Hayley Lander, Rosalind Lemoh, Clare Poppi, Chris Sutevski, Lia Tajcner.
Skye McIntosh – Artistic Director Thursday 8 August 2019 at 7pm Albert Hall Yarralumla ACT
The Ensemble continues its performance of previously unknown historical chamber versions of Beethoven’s symphonies with an Australian premiere of his Symphony No. 4 arranged by Watts for flute and string sextet.
Saturday 27 July 2019 at 7.30pm Llewellyn Hall ANU
There is no orchestra quite like the Australian World Orchestra – they have promised us a unique and unforgettable experience. Once a year the AWO assembles Australia’s finest musicians from the world’s great orchestra to present exhilarating classical concerts.
Echo Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, 2019
Based on the life of Cornish convict Mary Bryant, Fled is the story of a remarkable sea voyage, a daring escape from the colony of NSW by a group of convicts in a small open boat over thousands of sea miles, much of it uncharted.
Meg Keneally joins a number of earlier writers in bringing this tale to us with her fictitious character Jenny Gwyn nee Trelawney. As much as it is an adventure on the seas story, this is a character driven tale, delving deeply into the nature of Jenny and her skill in reading and manipulating those around her.