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7 february–1 march perthfestival.com.au


e/Prof. Margaret Seares AO

COLIN BARNETT MLA

Lisa Scaffidi

Prof. Paul Johnson

Chair, Perth International Arts Festival

PREMIER OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor

Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia

Jonathan Holloway has made a major impact on Festival life, not only in Perth, but around Australia, where, judging by the interest of the national media and of people in the arts and the community more broadly, he has really put the Perth International Arts Festival on the map. If you haven’t experienced one of his Festivals, this is the time to take the plunge. He has created a great and varied program targeted to all ages and to a full range of tastes. So, block out three weeks in February and revel in some great arts and cultural experiences that will transform the life of our city.

The Perth Festival is a chance for our community to immerse themselves in a shared celebration of our city’s vibrancy and creativity, and to reflect on the contribution our arts and cultural sector makes to Western Australia.

Perth is increasingly in the spotlight as a dynamic, global and highly liveable city. Our ever-evolving skyline is a reminder of the city’s progress, however Perth’s transformation extends deeper than that. As we look beyond the physical changes we witness the effect arts and cultural initiatives have on our community. Every year it is resoundingly evident that Festival season brings this city alive.

With summer comes the blossoming of our city as it opens up to embrace that vivid mix of the popular, the serious and the surprising that is the Perth International Arts Festival.

The State Government is proud to support a range of events at this year’s Festival, through Lotterywest, Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Department of Education. A number of outstanding free and affordable events are amongst the highlights of the Festival – including the Lotterywest Festival Spectacular, a mesmerising family event from masters of public theatre, Spanish group Xarxa Teatre, supported by Eventscorp. Once again, the Vital Stages program will tell Western Australian stories in unique and innovative ways, and ensure that the voices of local artists are well represented at the Festival. The Perth Festival offers a unique opportunity to appreciate our city in new ways and explore what it means to be Western Australian – I hope that locals and visitors alike enjoy this year’s program.

The Perth International Arts Festival must be congratulated for creating a truly world-class Festival. In 2014 the Festival will yet again demonstrate the diversity, momentum and power of the arts. The Festival’s exceptional program is full of alluring and challenging events. We will be encouraged to analyse, learn and consider our world from fresh new perspectives. We eagerly await this joyous celebration of local and international art and culture. The City of Perth is proud to continue its loyal association and long term support of this Festival. I hope you will all join me in some late, but oh so worthwhile, nights out and look forward to seeing you there.

A successful festival offers an intense and crowded program, combining entertaining and challenging performances which attract new patrons to the arts, while encouraging the existing audience to push its viewing boundaries. The Perth Festival achieves these goals brilliantly with its outstanding selection of the best arts events the world can offer. At The University of Western Australia we share this quest for international excellence, and are proud of our ongoing, close relationship with the Festival we founded over sixty years ago. We celebrate the achievements of our Festival and the benefits it has brought to our State since its humble beginnings at UWA. It is our pleasure to invite you on campus to share the Perth Writers Festival, the Lotterywest Festival Films and selected special events from this exceptional feast.

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Noongar welcome

Ngalluk jurapiny wanju nunnuk ngallah Noongar Boodja Nitjah ngallah moorts Boodja koorah koorah Nitjah ngallah karllah Boodja koorah waanginy gaany ngallah jurapiny moort ngallah boodja Koorah waanginy kedala, ngallah yaakiny ngallak Noongar Nyitiyang Ngallak, Ngallak-a gaany We are pleased to welcome you to our Noongar country This is our ancestors’ land from the dreamtime This is our homeland of history And as one we are proud people of our land Through history till today, we stand together black and white We are, we are one Written by Noongar Elders and Ngallak Koort Boodja Group members Doolan-Leisha Eatts, Yuraleen Dorothy Winmar and Frederick Joseph Pickett.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Welcome In a world rich with festivals, in a country full of creativity and a city packed with potential we must never lose sight of the big questions: why this Festival … why here … why now? Festivals are the world turned upside down, the mirror held up to our society; they are what allow us to be who we are for the rest of the year, in the knowledge that we will be elevated out of our day to day thinking for three weeks every glorious summer. No two Festivals should ever be the same, and so our challenge each year is to re-invent ourselves, to curate ideas afresh and allow us all to see our world in a new light. It is in this spirit that I’m delighted to welcome you to this year’s Festival. It is the largest we’ve ever presented thanks to the unprecedented and overwhelming support of so many – our key funders and supporters, our sponsors, our benefactors and of course you, our audience.

It is also the most international in terms of the origin of our artists and the stories they are telling. Most importantly, though, this Festival is more connected to Perth than ever. The international and interstate artists we have invited will help us experience our beautiful land with re-awakened senses, collaborating with massive numbers of artists from Western Australia. Whilst the performances, artworks, films and writings have originated from so many points on the world map, what we will experience together in February will be a Festival in and of Perth. And so we give you the 2014 Perth Festival. Cherish it and enjoy it. It’s yours. Jonathan Holloway

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GETTING STARTED FESTIVAL BOOKINGS MADE EASY ONLINE perthfestival.com.au PHONE 08 6488 5555. Open for calls from 9am–6pm Monday–Friday (9am–1pm Saturdays) and extended hours during Festival time. IN PERSON Ticketek outlets, including His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, Subiaco Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Regal Theatre and more. Film Tickets can be purchased online, by phone and at each venue (Somerville and Joondalup Pines) prior to each screening. See page 101 for more details or go online.

CONNECT WITH THE FESTIVAL Stay close to the action with exclusive content, insights from our artists and programmers, reviews, trailers and the latest buzz. Use the Festival Planner to easily schedule your Festival journey and share with friends or sign up to our eNews.

OUR FRIENDS HAVE LOADS OF BENEFITS Add to your experience by becoming a Friend of the Festival. For only $80 you will be the first in line to book tickets and get access to the best seats in the house, exclusive discounts, invitations to special events, parties and ‘Festival in Focus’ talks. Join by phoning 08 6488 5555 or 08 6488 8625 and then you can start booking tickets. See page 100 for more details.

CONNECT WITH OUR ARTISTS We’re doing even more to take you behind the scenes with a wide range of Artist Talks open to everyone. Get the inside scoop with directors, writers, performers and artists and hear all the extraordinary stories which contributed to your favourite show. Artists Talks are supported by Friends of the Festival.

Don’t forget the hashtag! #PerthFest @perth_festival twitter.com/perth_festival facebook.com/perthfestival youtube.com/perthfestival search for perthfestival

SEE THREE OR MORE AND SAVE The most thrilling Festival experiences are had in numbers greater than two! If you book and pay for tickets to three or more events before 24 December, you will unlock a discount of up to 15% on Premium and A Reserve Adult prices. Discounts apply to most events in this Festival for phone orders only – through the Festival Info Centre 08 6488 5555. Simply call our Info Centre or go online for more information.

FANCY A VISIT? WE CAN HELP Western Australia is a beautiful part of the world and there is no better time to discover its wonder than during the Festival, in the height of summer. If you are visiting Perth or live in WA and would like to explore the Great Southern region, we have travel and entertainment suggestions that can help you get the best there is on offer. Go to perthfestival.com.au and visit our Eat Drink Go section to see the possibilities.


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Welcome

BUY TICKETS • online perthfestival.com.au • by phone 08 6488 5555 • in person Various outlets

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Out of the ordinary: Right here right now This summer, you are invited to dive into the greatest collection of international artistic experiences Perth has ever known.

Here, the unexpected abounds in our alleyways, theatres, concert halls, galleries, parks and gardens and we invite you to become an active participant in the extraordinary.

Over 600 of the world’s great artists are set to arrive in Western Australia to entertain, excite, challenge and tantalise us, and they may just change the way we look at our cultural life and our city forever.

Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running annual multi-arts celebration in the Southern Hemisphere and the jewel in the crown of Western Australia’s cultural life. The artists you will see in this year’s Festival aim to transform the way we look at and participate in art with the hope that it will bring our views of the world into sharp focus, while offering exciting and unexpected experiences along the way. In this second year of partnership with Chevron Australia, transformation is our aim and international excellence is the frame through which we look to make and experience amazing art.

In this, Perth’s 62nd International Arts Festival, spectacular works that light up the night sky for thousands are counterpointed by intimate experiences for one person at a time. Classic works of Shakespeare are reimagined, while our perceptions of circus, dance, classical music and theatre are exploded by deft musings and beautiful imaginings from exceptional artists at the top of their game.

Get ready to dive in.

international excellence highlights I Think I Can, p12 Deca Dance and Sadeh21, p16 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It), p18 Bianco, p20 Not By Bread Alone, p26 The Shadow King, p37 Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea, p48 Chevron Festival Gardens, p56 The National, p65

International Excellence Partner


Image: NoFit State Circus

Like the Festival, Chevron Australia is committed to the long-term growth and prosperity of Western Australia. We believe contributing to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our broader business success. ROY KRZYWOSINSKI, MANAGING DIRECTOR CHEVRON AUSTRALIA

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Digital Arts: The Festival in a  brave new world In 1953 perth Festival screened world cinema premieres under the Western Australian stars for the first time, and we’ve been breaking new ground ever since. In 1988 we presented the legendary experience of Peter Brook’s epic The Mahabharata. In 2002 we invited Antony Gormley to create 51 striking steel figures and placed them across seven square kilometres of salt expanse in Lake Ballard. In 2012 we invited 30,000 people to dance with angels in a joyous blizzard of feathers outside Council House.

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We make the extraordinary possible, on platforms and in territories not usually seen as artistic spaces. Over 61 years the Festival has contributed profoundly to the cultural life of Western Australia, and now we embark on the next stage and platform for your engagement with art: the world of digital. Running through every strand of this year’s Festival are digitally led projects, blurring the lines between artist and audience, making you an active participant in the creation, the execution and the narrative of artistic experiences. We are telling stories, commissioning projects and collaborating with world class artists in a way which is

only becoming possible in the new digital age. This is a journey only a festival can take you on. Perth Festival’s digital programming realises a kind of transformation that artists have long‐strived for; when ideas, stories and audience members connect in both a shared and inherently personal experience. Digital highlights I Think I Can, p12 Situation Rooms, p34 Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea, p48 The Game Changers, p68 Lotterywest Festival Films, p78 Coast, p81


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Lotterywest Festival Spectacular Vents by by Xarxa Xarxa Teatre Teatre Š Š Daniela Daniela Morales Morales Veles e vents

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Imagination. Creation. Celebration. 80 years of supporting inspiration in Western Australia. Yo Y u play. y You play.

Yo Y u give. You give.


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The FESTIVAL FOR YOUR FAMILY Rio Tinto Family Program Young people are not only the audiences of the future – they are the audiences of now, and in this Festival there are more opportunities for your family to connect and enjoy extraordinary arts experiences. Here is a guide to events which are recommended for families and young audiences.

I Think I Can, p12

All Ages

Lotterywest Festival Celebration: Sacrilege, p13

All Ages

Bianco, p20

Ages 7+

Not By Bread Alone, p26

Ages 12+

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN, p36

Ages 15+

The House Where Winter Lives, p39

Ages 3–6

Îlo, p40

Ages 5+

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, p41

Ages 7+

Perth Writers Festival Family Day, p67

All Ages Welcome

Family and Education Program Partner

Lotterywest Festival Spectacular: Veles e Vents, p10 All Ages

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Australian Exclusive/Premiere

Lotterywest Festival Spectacular Xarxa Teatre

VELES e VENTS Supported by Eventscorp

Xarxa are masters of public theatre on the most spectacular scale. With all senses engaged and truly heightened, audiences worldwide have revelled in the sheer force of these visual storytellers. Explosions of music and movement, the elemental collision of fire meeting sea, fireworks shooting an unforgettable array of light into the night sky. Get ready to be elated and submerged in this dazzling experience. Lotterywest Festival Spectacular: Veles e Vents charts the grand and perilous voyage of a ship on the open sea. It is both a celebration of our charged and dynamic ocean and an explosive reminder that the journey is often just as magical as the final destination.

Image: Daniela Morales

Inspired by the work of Valencian poet Ausiàs March, Xarxa have created a family-friendly spectacular that will set the skyline alight for three nights to launch the Festival. Find your spot in Langley Park and brace yourself for this electrifying start to the Festival. Mesmerising in scale and effect, this Festival exclusive will leave our entire city with a pounding heart and indelible memories.

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LANGLEY PARK You can choose to experience this unique theatrical spectacle on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. Friday’s performance will be preceded by a Welcome to Country from Indigenous artists and Elders. Picnicking welcome from 6.30pm Performance commences 8pm Paid parking available at the east end of Langley Park.

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Miraculous transformations and pyrotechnic wonders abound in this family-friendly show … barely a moment passes without something jaw-droppingly spectacular occurring. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (UK)

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Indigenous Program Partner

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Family and Education Program Partner

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Sam Routledge & Martyn Coutts

I THINK I CAN With Sam Routledge’s help, I’m channelling my inner rock star. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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If you could be anyone, do any job, be part of any society, what would you choose?

WA Museum, Perth 11am–5pm (except 13–14 Feb, 1–7pm) Also in the Great Southern

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Family and Education Program Partner

An intricately crafted model railway and its accompanying town lies in wait for your arrival. Step inside, choose a miniature resident as your alter ego and get comfortable in your new skin. Welcome to your new community. Weird and wondrous storylines dip and fold around you while puppeteers expertly bring your avatar to life and you dictate its journey through these magical streets. I Think I Can is the ever-changing story of this enchanting model town and your unique place within it.

Supported by

Produced by Intimate Spectacle in association with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Fremantle and Districts Model Railway Association


Image: Mayor of London

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Lotterywest Festival Celebration Jeremy Deller

SACRILEGE His skill is juxtaposition; he is a master of putting things and people next to each other, altering contexts, lighting touch papers and standing well back. The Guardian (UK)

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Supreme Court Gardens 11am–7pm, # 2–7pm, *9am–7pm

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Over a formidable 20-year career, UK-based Deller has showcased his ability to instigate memorable art experiences for the young and young at heart. This is ancient shrine as bouncy castle.

Family and Education Program Partner

Visual Arts Program Partner

Free and Spectacular

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is relocating Stonehenge to Perth in this landmark Festival event. Lotterywest Festival Celebration: Sacrilege stunningly reimagines one of the world’s most recognisable prehistoric monuments as a full-scale inflatable and interactive sculpture.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) PAGE 18

Bianco PAGE 20

MIES JULIE PAGE 22

opus PAGE 25

not by bread alone PAGE 26

Krapp’s Last Tape PAGE 29

Haze PAGE 30

an iliad PAGE 32

Situation Rooms PAGE 34

You Once Said Yes PAGE 35

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN PAGE 36

The Shadow king PAGE 37

The House Where Winter Lives PAGE 39

ÎLO PAGE 40

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean PAGE 41

Ballet at the quarry: RADIO AND JULIET PAGE 42

La Curva PAGE 43

BUY TICKETS online perthfestival.com.au • by phone 08 6488 5555 • in person Various outlets. See page 101 for more details.

Theatre, Circus, Dance

Deca Dance and Sadeh21 PAGE 16

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Batsheva Dance Company One of the world’s greatest dance companies, Batsheva was founded 50 years ago by Martha Graham and has never before performed in Western Australia. We are thrilled to present two gripping and contrasting productions – Deca Dance and Sadeh21 – both guaranteed to take you on a choreographic journey of raw vitality and immense power. Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, leads Batsheva with astounding energy and wit. Naharin’s name is synonymous with the future of contemporary dance. Movements pulsate with history and heart, politics and place, and the results are startling. In a collision of fiery individualism, Batsheva is a formidable force, evocatively telling stories with their unique language of movement. In this coming together of the best dancers from around the world, bodies are translated into kinetic works of living visual art. Be captivated by one of the world’s most inspirational and sought after companies. You will be astounded. tickets for each show Premium $86.50/Friends $82.50 A Reserve $75.50/Friends $67.50/Conc $70 B Reserve $65/Friends $62/FT Student (U30) $25


AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE/PREMIERE

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DECA DANCE

SADEH21

A staggeringly impressive 20-year repertoire is remixed by Batsheva in this Australian exclusive, with the compilation of Naharin’s seminal moments creating a single production of disarming emotion. There is ecstasy and vulnerability, mesmeric solos and ritualistic ensembles. Different worlds are explored, transformed and presented as something astonishingly new. A boldly playful score sees the company’s devotion to adventurous concepts pour over into a perfect musical accompaniment. Deca Dance is an engaging collage from a choreographic master.

Defiantly abstract and intensely emotional, Sadeh21 is captivating. Naharin sculpts with space and silence to produce a work bounding with originality and passion. These dancers are like no other you’ve seen – their movements seemingly with a life all their own, yet in total control. Themes sway from the political to the playful in a journey that explores and pushes boundaries. Projecting both strength and a poignant sensitivity, these are electrifying bodies that move with magnetism. You won’t want to take your eyes off them for a minute.

Life, vivid and vital life: that’s really what everyone, in performance or protest, is exalting here. The Evening Standard (UK) february m

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Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 7.30pm, *5pm, 75min no interval

Artist Talk Tue 11 Feb, post-show

Artist Talk Sun 16 Feb, post-show International Excellence Partner

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Theatre, Circus, Dance

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 7.30pm, *5pm, 75min no interval

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Russia

A hilarious piece of controlled anarchy … a show that makes you grieve for a fallen puppet while also delighting in an acrobat’s ability to perch on another man’s head and produce a bouquet from his left trouser-leg. The Guardian (UK)

Australian Exclusive/Premiere

Chekhov International Theatre Festival and Dmitry Krymov’s Laboratory

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) Directed by Dmitry Krymov, Designed by Vera Martynova International Excellence Partner


Created for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this work by Russian director Dmitry Krymov is genre-busting alchemy, and in a reimagining of Shakespeare’s great play he imbues such tenderness, grandeur and spectacle, that the theatre seems swollen with joy. At the heart of this exuberant production lies a love story, with endless magic whirling all around it … fruit, flowers and brilliant five-metre puppets … a massive ensemble, an opera singer, two acrobats and Venya, the performing dog. Dazzlingly executed and abundant in emotion, this stunning production assures us of Krymov’s position as one of the most original directorial voices of our generation. This is A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a twist. Krymov creates a wonderfully rich and expansive Shakespearean fantasy, focusing with absolute clarity on the simplicity and beauty of the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe. Crafted with humour, inventiveness and flair, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) is a euphoric interpretation of history’s first great love story. This is spell-binding theatre on an epic scale. february m

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His Majesty’s Theatre 7.30pm, *1 & 7.30pm, +5pm, 105min no interval A  Audio Description (see p101) Performed in Russian with English surtitles

tickets Premium $79/Friends $73 A Reserve $66.50/Friends & Conc $59.50 B Reserve $49/Friends & Conc $47/FT Student (U30) $25 C Reserve $39.50

Theatre, Circus, Dance

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UK

Breathtaking grace, wow factor and emotion combine in a stirring, unsettling, fiery conclusion. The Guardian (UK)

Australian Exclusive/Premiere NoFit State Circus

Bianco Directed by Firenza Guidi

Image: Richard Davenport


Internationally renowned for dramatic live circus, blending jaw-dropping skills with untamed elegance and a subversive edge, NoFit State Circus hits Australia for the first time with a knockout performance under a spectacular big top. As an ensemble that attracts the best international performers from Canada, Argentina, Mexico, US, Europe and Australia, they travel together, live together, dream together and together create large-scale aerial adventures, marrying acrobatics with clowning, physical theatre and enormous live music to huge acclaim. Bianco is an immersive promenade experience which takes place above, behind and all around you as you stand in awe. High energy trapeze, tightwire, acrobatics and gravity defying routines are set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band – this is the kind of all-consuming and absorbing theatrical experience that can only happen during Festival time. february/March m

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NoFit State Big top, Ozone Reserve 1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 8pm, 2hrs including interval This is a standing show, please wear comfortable shoes. This is a licensed venue. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Recommended for ages 7yrs+

tickets $59.50/Friends $55/Conc $49.50/FT Student (U30) $25 Family and Education Program Partner

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Theatre, Circus, Dance

International Excellence Partner

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Australian Exclusive/Premiere Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town in association with the South African State Theatre

MIES JULIE Written & Directed by Yael Farber Based on August Strindberg’s Miss Julie Music composed by Daniel and Matthew Pencer On a remote South African farm, a kitchen smoulders with brutality and tenderness. Julie, the daughter of the Afrikaans farm master, is dangerously drawn to John, one of her father’s servants, as a lifetime of nuanced and flirtatious advances explodes in a single evening of raw and intense emotion. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa 18 years after the end of apartheid are laid bare as this couple’s deadly attraction spirals out of control and they battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land. Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London and New York, this explosive new adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic gets straight to the story’s dark, steamy heart to reveal theatre at its most potent and beautiful.

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Octagon Theatre, UWA 7.30pm, *1.30 & 7.30pm, +5pm, 90min no interval A Audio Description, C Captioned (see p101) Artist Talk Sun 9 Feb, post-show tickets Premium $59.50/Friends $55.50 A Reserve $49.50/Friends $45/Conc $46.50 B Reserve $37.50/FT Student (U30) $25


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The temperature never stops rising in Yael Farber’s Mies Julie, a play for which ‘scorcher’ is way too mild a description. Inspired. There is more erotic heat generated by the play’s two central characters … than in any production in town … simply astonishing. the New York Times

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We help it happen

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Australia/France

With Circa the startling, mercurial architecture of the body (and bodies) is the beautifully unadorned focus. The New York Times

Circa and Debussy String Quartet

With raw passion and aching delicacy Opus fuses the contemporary circus of Australia’s finest, Circa, with the dynamic music of Shostakovich played live by France’s Debussy String Quartet. This is a melding of music and movement to sublime effect.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Perth International Arts Festival, Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival.

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Regal Theatre 7.30pm, 75min no interval Latecomers will not be admitted.

ARtist Talk Thur 27 Feb, post-show tickets Premium $59/Friends $55 A Reserve $49/Friends $39.50/Conc $45 B Reserve $37.50/FT Student (U30) $25

Theatre, Circus, Dance

Opus takes brave leaps into new realms and the result is awe-inspiring. This Perth Festival co-commission combines acrobatic artistry with orchestral charm. What is unleashed is a circus performance of astonishing force.

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Australian Exclusive/Premiere Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theatre

not by bread alone Created by Adina Tal and Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theatre Ensemble Conceived and Directed by Adina Tal

One of the most remarkable, most humbling and most profoundly affecting theatrical experiences you will ever have. THE MAIL ON SUNDAY (UK)


Anything is possible. In sell-out shows in Israel, London and New York, audiences rose to their feet to cheer the world’s only professional deaf-blind ensemble’s captivating tour of their inner world. Nalaga’at was born in the hot-bed of Jaffa, Israel, one of the most politically and culturally vibrant places on the planet. This is an uncompromisingly unique company and Not By Bread Alone is a transformative experience. As bread is kneaded, formed and baked on stage, these extraordinary storytellers convey their memories and dreams. Speaking to each other by way of drum beats, sign language, vibrations and touch, they create visually dexterous scenes soaked in tender defiance. If theatre is about communication, here we have an ensemble so in tune with one another, in a realm so complex and subtle, they are positively virtuosic. By no means a story of darkness and silence, Not By Bread Alone is a beautiful tale of something shared and understood. february m

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Nalaga’at’s BlackOut Restaurant Running alongside Not By Bread Alone, Nalaga’at recreates their highly acclaimed and hugely popular Blackout Restaurant in Perth. Dining in complete darkness and served by blind wait staff, your senses come alive and your food, wine and conversation take on a special intensity. With sittings for just 40 people at a time, before and after each Nalaga’at performance, don’t miss the opportunity to savour this extraordinary experience. Not by bread alone Regal Theatre 8pm, *1 & 8pm, 90min no interval A Audio Description, C Captioned (see p101) Blackout Restaurant Secret Location 5.30 & 10pm, *3, 5.30 & 10pm, up to 90min tickets Premium $59 A Reserve $49/Friends $45/Conc $47 B Reserve $37.50/FT Students (U30) $25 Premium + Blackout $120 A Reserve + Blackout $110

Family and Education Program Partner

Supported by

Theatre, Circus, Dance

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What would you like to achieve?

For over six decades, The University of Western Australia, founder of the Perth International Arts Festival, has been encouraging and supporting world-class programs of film, music, dance and art. This year, our Festival continues to offer many outstanding opportunities for you, your staff, business colleagues, clients, family and friends to engage with the arts in inspiring ways. Join us in our ongoing celebration of international creative arts excellence. uwa.edu.au/perthfestival

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We’ve been behind every Festival performer since 1953.


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USA/Italy

Australian Exclusive/Premiere Change Performing Arts

Robert Wilson in

Krapp’s Last Tape By Samuel Beckett Designed and Directed by Robert Wilson Robert Wilson is a towering figure in the world of experimental theatre. The New York Times

The master of theatre himself, Robert Wilson, takes to the stage with one of Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed works.

Wilson’s desire to challenge the conventions of the stage has attracted high profile collaborators including Philip Glass, Tom Waits and most recently the Berliner Ensemble, whose The Threepenny Opera opened the Festival last year. In Krapp’s Last Tape, Wilson steps out of the shadows to take centre stage in this rare and unmissable theatrical event.

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The curtain rises on ‘a late evening in the future.’ An old man sitting alone in his den on his 69th birthday prepares a recording about the past year of his life, as he has done on every birthday since he was a young man. His desk is lit by a single white light, a thundering storm cracks through a constant, chilling silence …

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Australian Exclusive/Premiere Beijing Dance Theatre

Haze

Choreography by Wang Yuanyuan

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The company doesn’t merely dance splendidly, it dances ferociously. LA TIMES

Onto a stark and unlit stage, 18 dancers enter to the low hum of white noise: so begins Beijing Dance Theatre’s resplendent portrayal of human movement and human nature. A choreographic work of rapturous beauty, Haze channels the tension between China’s complex struggle with centuries-old traditions and its headlong rush into the future. In an entirely original theatrical coup, the piece places dancers on soft and unsteady ground, a cushioned floor that creates both uncertainty and protection. With every step they are thrown off balance, heightening the dramatic pace of the piece, while enabling a daring breadth of physicality that would have otherwise been impossible. For the Australian debut of one of China’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, Beijing Dance Theatre brings together three exceptional artists, modern choreographer Wang Yuanyuan, lighting designer Han Jiang and visual artist Tan Shaoyuan. Buoyed by a haunting soundscape of Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No.3 and Biosphere’s ambient electronica, Haze is a sumptuous and evocative portrayal of a culture in the grip of social and spiritual change. february/march m

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His Majesty’s Theatre 7.30pm, 70min no interval

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Australian Premiere Homer’s Coat

AN ILIAD

Performed by Denis O’Hare Written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson Based on Homer’s Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles Directed by Lisa Peterson An Iliad is pure theatre: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying. TIME OUT NEW YORK

A tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles, told by a single narrator whose enigmatic stories reverberate with today’s headlines. Homer’s epic of war at the gates of Troy is thrillingly transformed in the natural scenic beauty of the Sunken Gardens, as Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare brings this classic tale into the modern day with a tour de force performance. Over 90 profoundly entertaining minutes, O’Hare is our guide for one of history’s greatest adventures, exploring humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos.

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Australian Exclusive/Premiere Rimini Protokoll Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel

Situation Rooms A multi-player video theatre piece

Situation Rooms follows the stories of 20 people whose realities have been shaped by the weapons industry, including a member of a Berlin gun club, a Pakistani lawyer who represents the victims of American drone attacks, a doctor working in Sierra Leone. Outfitted with iPads and headphones, 20 audience members at a time embark on a personal exploration of this maze of rooms and stories. In the ultimate vicarious experience you slip into uncharted territory – the skin of these protagonists. One of the most exciting theatrical collectives in the world, Rimini Protokoll deliver a multi-dimensional, interactive documentary theatre experience that will alter your reality. A production of Rimini Apparat and Ruhrtriennale, in coproduction with Perth International Arts Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, SPIELART festival & Münchner Kammerspiele, Grande Halle et Parc de la Villette Paris, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Onassis Cultural Center-Athens.

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UK

Look Left Look Right Image: Martin Richardson

You Once Said Yes Directed by Mimi Poskitt Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Katie Lyons

You need to say yes and jump in to enjoy this city‑wide ride … constantly surprising – even when you think you’ve got the measure of it. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

You Once Said Yes is an interactive trip through the streets of Northbridge, a whirling series of one-on-one encounters, with you cast in the lead role. As surprises unfurl around you, you start seeing the streetscape with newly sharpened senses. Prepare to make new friends, and learn more about yourself and your city than you ever thought possible. Just say ‘yes’. Supported by

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tickets Adults $79/Friends $74

Theatre, Circus, Dance

Leave your possessions and preconceptions at the door. Be prepared to embark on a journey. You are in safe hands, just be sure to keep your eyes wide and your mind open.

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Australia

This is the best type of theatre, one that challenges, evokes, engages and makes you sit up and pay attention. Australian Stage on Driving into Walls

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN Written by Suzie Miller, directed by John Sheedy In 2012 Barking Gecko Theatre Company interviewed over 500 young people and reflected their thoughts, feelings, hopes and anxieties in Driving Into Walls, a highly physical and ultimately moving theatrical production that has since toured Australia to critical acclaim. Shift 2014 and the same creative team travel across our nation to deepen their investigation of teenage life. This fast developing generation of Australians are about to tell us, in starkly honest and revealing confessions, what really lies in their hearts and minds. ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN is the average number of breaths they take each hour, the average number of things they own, and it is the number of emotional moments a young person has in one singular day. In this visually striking work, Australian teenagers allow you a rare and thought-provoking view of everything they have, and everything they hope for.

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Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 7pm, *1 & 7pm, 60min no interval AUSLAN performance Thur 27 Feb, 7pm Recommended for ages 15yrs+ Warning this production includes sexual and drug references and coarse language.

Artist Talk Wed 26 Feb, post-show Thur 27 Feb, post-show tickets A Reserve $45/U16 & Conc $30 Student Edge $25

Education Program Partner

Image: Cameron Etchells (photography) and Guerrilla Construction

World Premiere Barking Gecko Theatre Company


Australia

Malthouse Theatre

The Shadow king Co-created by Michael Kantor and Tom E. Lewis Directed by Michael Kantor A powerful melding of Shakespearean and contemporary Aboriginal storytelling, The Shadow King recasts King Lear  as a sprawling, blood-soaked tale of two Indigenous families in Australia’s north, questioning our understanding of kinship, land and belonging.

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Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 7.30pm, *1.30 & 7.30pm, 1hr 45min no interval A Audio description, C Captioned (see p101) Performed in English, Kriol, Ritarrnju and Pitjintjarra.

Artist Talk Wed 26 Feb, post-show tickets Premium $69.50/Friends $65.50 A Reserve $62.50/Friends $57.50/Conc $59 B Reserve $45/FT Student (U30) $25 This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals – Perth International Arts Festival, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival.

Theatre, Circus, Dance

In this major Perth Festival co-commission, director Michael Kantor and actor Tom E. Lewis collaborate with an extraordinary creative team and cast including Jada Alberts, Jimi Bani, Selwyn Burns, Frances Djulibing, Rarriwuy Hick, Damion Hunter, Kamahi Djordan King, Natasha Wanganeen and Bart Willoughby, to craft an epic piece of Australian drama, theatre of a scale and significance to match the land upon which it is made.

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Add more colour.

Family and Education Program Partner

Step into a world of colour with Perth International Arts Festival


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UK

In the past 5 years, no company has done more to expand the idea of what theatre can do than the engrossing, meticulous, shrewdly secretive and constantly changing Punchdrunk.

Australian Exclusive/Premiere Punchdrunk

The House Where Winter Lives Combining the traditional values of children’s storytelling with interactive adventure and a healthy dash of festive whimsy, The House Where Winter Lives is as close as you’ll ever get to good old-fashioned magic.

Immersive theatre makers with a worldwide cult following, Punchdrunk and their Enrichment team have rewritten the theatre rulebook. Surprise and revelation are hallmarks of this production. Reminding us that play lies at the heart of all theatre, this is inspirational storytelling for children and their families.

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Family and Education Program Partner

tickets Adults $35/Friends $32/Child $20 Supported by

Theatre, Circus, Dance

While it may be 40 degrees outside, it’s chilly in the forest. Step inside the Winter’s cottage and get cosy. Roll gingerbread biscuit dough in the warmth of the kitchen, then push through fresh branches and across flurries of snow in a magical search that brings the outdoors indoors, and ignites your imagination.

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Belgium

Australian Exclusive/Premiere Compagnie Chaliwaté

ÎLO

Directed by Sandrine Heyraud and Sicaire Durieux

In a desert not so far away, the search is on for precious water. With acrobatic spectacle, games of cat and mouse and jubilant dance, endless possibilities unfold en route to the treasured liquid gold. Not a word is uttered. Only the bodies have voices. And those bodies bring this wondrous story to life. Fed by the iconic works of great contemporary European theatre artists Marceau and Lecoq, Compagnie Chaliwaté presents the dreamlike Îlo, a rich performance that leads you deep into humanity by way of witty and poetic physical comedy and dance. Making beautifully sensitive use of the silent art form, Îlo is a production full of joy and folly.

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UK

Australian Premiere Shona Reppe

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean Created, designed and performed by Shona Reppe Directed by Gill Robertson Reppe has created a highly original, beautifully delicate and thoroughly engaging piece of children’s theatre.

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Slowly, page by page, her mysterious scrapbook comes alive through beautifully delicate puppetry, a thrilling soundtrack and imaginative visual effects, until the extraordinary truth about its owner is revealed. Created and performed by the wildly inventive Shona Reppe, this unique exploration of life and love is a sensory delight for the entire family.

Subiaco Arts Centre Studio 6pm, *10.30am & 2.30pm, 50min no interval Recommended for ages 7yrs+ Audio Description available

tickets Adults $35/Friends $32/Children $20 General Admission Family and Education Program Partner

Supported by

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Hurry! Dr Patricia Baker needs your help. She has made a thrilling new discovery – a dusty, dog-eared and secret-filled scrapbook. Step inside this whimsical detective story and help her crack the clues to find its author.

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Australian Premiere West Australian Ballet

BALLET AT THE QUARRY: Radio and Juliet Music by Radiohead White hot in a way Shakespeare could never have imagined.

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An exhilarating evening of ballet under a starry sky.

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Choreographer Edward Clug interprets Shakespeare’s timeless love story within a modern, industrial world, mixing video effects with razor-sharp choreography. It is complemented with two pieces by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili – The Sofa featuring music by Tom Waits, and the haunting Mono Lisa. Also, a world premiere by Australian Lucas Jervies, Epic Fail, exploring the sometimes notorious, always fascinating and often comical world of the ballroom dance.

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As a dancer, Israel Galván is touched by the kind of genius that puts him into a category of his own. The Guardian (UK)

Australian Exclusive/Premiere Israel Galván

La Curva World-renowned for his hypnotic interpretation of traditional flamenco, Israel Galván is a maverick. In La Curva, Galván has united such an awe-inspiring variety of imagery and rhythm that it is hard to believe he is the only dancer on stage.

With the exquisite musical accompaniment of pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, percussionist Bobote and vocalist Inés Bacán, La Curva is flamenco like you’ve never seen before.

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Theatre, Circus, Dance

Drawing inspiration from Parisian flamenco performances of the 1920s, La Curva is an intricate study of the genre, delivered with a seductive avant-garde twist. The traditional elements are there – virtuosic footwork, thumping percussive rhythms and a moody musical accompaniment, but Galván brings something of his own, a full body phenomenon, in a joyous collision of auditory power and experimental movement.

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At Woodside, we believe that the arts have a unique way of connecting communities and cultures. The stories that are told through artistic performances and visual arts build our understanding of history and heritage, enable us to appreciate the culture and talents of others, and inspire us to think more creatively about our lives. We know the importance of telling stories about Indigenous culture and creating opportunities for young people to engage in the arts and connect with their communities. That is why Woodside is proud to be the Indigenous Program Partner for Perth International Arts Festival, as well as Development Partner for the Yirra Yaakin and Barking Gecko theatre companies. To find out more about our community partnerships, visit woodside.com.au. Image: Kyle J Morrison, Artistic Director, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Otello

Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea

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Ludovico Einaudi

The Academy of St Martin in the FieldS

Kelemen Quartet

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Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra PAGE 55

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West Australian Opera with guests from the Cape Town Opera Chorus

Otello Giuseppe Verdi

If this is the standard of opera achieved by collaboration with other companies, all one can say is, Encore! THE CAPE TIMES

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Verdi’s final tragic opera, fuelled by his deep love of Shakespeare, stunned the world: here was a taut, thrilling adaptation of Othello which recast many of the composer’s musical trademarks in a work of startling power and originality. Staged in Perth for the first time, Verdi’s Otello is a masterwork of the operatic repertoire. Simon Phillips directs this landmark production and West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri leads as conductor. Italian tenor Antonello Polombi commands in the title role and heads an all-star cast which includes the inimitable Cheryl Barker as Desdemona, James Clayton as Iago and Fiona Campbell as Emilia. West Australian Opera is joined by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and members of the Cape Town Opera Chorus for this very special event, unleashing in this monumental work an epic wall of sound. february m

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tickets Premium $165/Friends $154 A Reserve $145/Friends $134/Conc $140 B Reserve $97/Friends $82/Conc $85 C Reserve $45/Friends $39/Conc $40 Classical Music

Perth International Arts Festival and West Australian Opera present Otello, a co-production of Cape Town Opera, West Australian Opera, NBR New Zealand Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera.

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Between the Desert and The Deep Blue Sea A Symphony for Perth By Tod Machover and the people of Western Australia Performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Carolyn Kuan

Our most precious creative resource is utopianminded geniuses like Machover who believe there are better and more fun ways to make music than sitting alone in a room. TORONTO LIFE International Excellence Partner

Education Program Partner

Supported by


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In a fitting Festival finale we present an epic, interactive musical feast. What does Perth sound like? What are those quintessential noises that link you to this city? Is it the toll of the Bell Tower? The laughter of your kids running through the sprinkler? The crash of the sea?

Perth Concert hall Sat 1 March, 7.30pm, 1hr 50min with interval Artist Talk Sat 1 March, pre-show on stage at 6.30pm tickets Premium $75/Friends $68 A Reserve $49.50/Friends & Conc $44.50 B Reserve $37.50/FT Student (U30) $25 Upload your sounds to perthfestival.com.au or text them to 0498 500 100 thanks to Digital Partner, Telstra.

Classical Music

Uniting the console and the concert hall, WASO perform the live soundtrack to some of the greatest games, which are projected larger than life above them.

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In the first half of the concert hear some of the most exciting and dynamic music being written today, from the surprising and sophisticated world of gaming. Games, like films, are underscored by rich symphonic suites which can shift the mood in a moment, sweeping from exultation to sorrow, from fear to victory faster than you can shout Wii.

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In the months leading up to the Festival we invite you to send us your recordings and ideas of our city in sound (see bottom right). From this starting point Tod Machover, composer and professor at MIT’s Media Lab (it was his students who were inspired to create Guitar Hero), will craft a symphony tailor-made for Perth, to be played live for the first time by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Kuan, one of the most innovative and outstanding conductors of her generation.

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Italy

Ludovico Einaudi In a Time Lapse Revel in the distinctive style of critically-acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi. With presence and power capable of casting a spell, Einaudi’s lush virtuosity is not to be missed. Having topped the iTunes classical chart with nine consecutive singles, produced 11 record-breaking albums and composed a string of film scores, including work for the Academy Awardwinning Black Swan and Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, Einaudi has transcended genre boundaries to become one of the most successful composers in the world. Einaudi will showcase works from his brand new album In a Time Lapse which, in his signature style, is emotional and adventurous. With the backing of a six-piece band, you will hear echoes of baroque, Italian folk and late Romantic strings textures, all with a delicate expanse of percussive and electronic detail.

The seemingly simple but strangely affecting music of Ludovico Einaudi defies pigeonholing … expect to feel transported and mesmerised by (his) artfully wrought piano compositions. Daily Telegraph (UK)

Perth Concert Hall Sat 8 Feb, 7.30pm, 75min no interval tickets Premium $69/Friends $64 A Reserve $59.50/Friends $54.50/Conc $56 B Reserve $49/Friends & Conc $44 C Reserve $37.50/FT Student (U30) $25 Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.


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The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

With Michael Barenboim

Free-spirited yet poised and polished, the vivid and brilliant playing of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields has delighted audiences around the world for six decades. The orchestra is joined by Michael Barenboim, a young violinist of impeccable musical heritage and one of the most exhilarating classical musicians of our time. At 27, he has played with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors, including being concert master of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for the last decade. Two extraordinary concerts bring exuberant enthusiasm and fresh interpretation to the world’s most loved classical music.

program 2, Perth Concert Hall Sun 23 Feb, 2pm 2hrs including interval

Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 Stravinsky Concerto in D Haydn Symphony No. 45 Farewell

Elgar Introduction and Allegro Bingham Bassoon Concerto Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 Bartok Divertimento for Strings Mozart Symphony No. 29

PRE CONCERT Talk Fri 21 Feb, pre-show at 6.30pm in foyer

PRE CONCERT Talk Sun 23 Feb, pre-show at 1pm in foyer

Bassoon – Graham Sheen Violin – Michael Barenboim tickets for each show Premium $135/Friends $125 A Reserve $115/Friends & Conc $105 B Reserve $70/Friends & Conc $65 C Reserve & Conc $37.50 FT Student (U30) $25 Supported by

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Hungary

Musica Viva

Kelemen Quartet Combining youthful brilliance with the finest Hungarian tradition, Kelemen Quartet evoke energetic flair, fierce artistic commitment and striking charisma. Kelemen Quartet will perform the world premiere of the new string quartet by beloved Australian composer Ross Edwards. The evocatively titled Summer Dances is a wonderfully fitting match for this ensemble and will make for a rapturous performance. The quartet also explore the fine Classical polish of Haydn and Beethoven, the rich melodies of Tchaikovsky, and the visceral beauty of Bartók. HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 No. 2 BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4 EDWARDS String Quartet No. 3 Summer Dances Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Kim Williams AM, in honour of the late Kenneth W Tribe AC BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3, Razumovsky

Highly inflected and vividly interactive music-making. The most electrifying string-quartet concert in recent memory. Dallas News

Perth Concert Hall Mon 17 Feb, 7.30pm 1hr 55min with interval Artist Talk Mon 17 Feb, pre-show at 6.30pm and post-show in foyer tickets A Reserve $73/Friends $65.70/Conc $64 B Reserve $51/Friends $45.90/Conc $44 C Reserve $34/Friends $30.60/Conc & FT Students (U30) $30


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Cape Town Opera and the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra

Voice of The Nation Ensemble Choruses by Verdi, Gounod and Boito Traditional African Hymns and American Spirituals Selections from Duke Ellington’s The Sacred Concerts

Cape Town Opera’s Voice of the Nation Ensemble is the melding of 23 remarkable voices drawn from all corners of South Africa. Winners of the 2013 International Opera Awards ‘Chorus of the Year’ this diverse group has quickly emerged as one of the most compelling and varied vocal ensembles on the planet. Their breathtaking sound and extensive repertoire has seen them quickly garner glowing acclaim, from the townships of Johannesburg to the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.

Perth Concert Hall Mon 10 Feb, 7.30pm, 1hr 50min with interval Artist talk Mon 10 Feb, pre-show at 6.30pm in foyer tickets Premium $69/Friends $64 A Reserve $59.50/Friends $54.50/Conc $56 B Reserve $49.00/Friends $44/Conc $44 C Reserve $37.50/FT Student (U30) $25

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Classical Music

In this Australian exclusive, the Voice of the Nation Ensemble will showcase repertoire from the great romantic operas and spiritual songs from Africa and America. In an enchanting pairing, the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra will join the choir onstage to perform selections from The Sacred Concerts by Duke Ellington.

The open-throated chorus of Cape Town Opera contains an ensemble that is called, quite justifiably, the Voice of the Nation, and when its members let rip you seem to hear an entire people expressing primal emotions of defiant pride and exuberant joy. THE MONTHLY (SOUTH AFRICA)

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Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Music to fall in love with the first time – then immediately want to hear again. National Public Radio (USA)

In this superb union, world renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the much lauded Australian Chamber Orchestra to perform Maria Schneider’s profoundly beautiful Winter Morning Walks. What flows from this synthesis is an unbroken stream of lyrical beauty. As a four-time Grammy Award winner, Upshaw has received worldwide acclaim for her operatic and concert repertoire. Her voice, in its sweeping range from the sacred works of Bach to today’s contemporary compositions, brings music to life.

Perth Concert Hall Wed 19 Feb, 7.30pm

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Artist talk Wed 19 Feb, pre-show at 6.45pm in foyer

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Composed by Schneider especially for Upshaw and the ACO, and featuring a trio of brilliantly versatile jazz musicians, Winter Morning Walks is a melodic wonder. Matched with this very special piece is a flourish of Romantic string orchestra works – Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro and Grieg’s enduringly popular Holberg Suite.

PROGRAM JOHN ADAMS Selections from John’s Book of Alleged Dances GRIEG Holberg Suite GRIEG Solveig’s Song EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Die Liebenden: Liebes Lied MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks (Australian Premiere) ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

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International Excellence Partner

24 extraordinary nights on the mainstage and in the garden This is your ultimate summer soundtrack

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Festival time in Perth is about big nights out. Meeting with friends before the show to get in the zone … sharing opinions and drinks with your companions and fellow audience members after the show. Love it, hate it, agree or disagree, it’s all part of the plan, and it’s all part of a big Festival night. There is only one place to meet the artists, overhear a sneak peek of tomorrow’s review, tell the Festival team what you thought and really share the vibe. With great DJ-ing from Dutch masters Radio Barkas, boutique beers and a whole new food menu, the Gardens are the ultimate pop-up Festival hangout. This year we open for longer every night: from 5pm until late Wed–Sat and 6.30pm until late Sun–Tue.

BUY TICKETS online perthfestival.com.au • by phone 08 6488 5555 in person Various outlets • See page 101 for more details Radio Barkas also appearing in the Cultural Centre thanks to MRA Supported by

Indigenous Program Partner

The Chevron Festival Gardens is located on the Western Australian Museum Grounds. Entry via Francis Street ramp, Perth Cultural Centre. All standing shows have limited unreserved seating available. Conditions of entry subject to capacity and licensing restrictions. Entry to the venue is restricted to persons 18+. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; entry is at venue management’s discretion.

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USA

USA

BOOKER T Jones

PUBLIC ENEMY

A king of modern soul and an integral part of music history, Booker T Jones is all bedrock grooves and swinging bass and drums. This performance celebrates the titan’s new album Sound the Alarm, marking his return to Stax Records, the Memphis label that the legendary soul-man helped put on the map in the 1960s. Two soul greats spanning two spectacular nights.

Ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 50 greatest artists of all time, Public Enemy re-wrote the rules of hip-hop when they arrived in the late 1980s. Their reputation is golden, purveyors of a unique, layered avant-garde inspired sound that incorporates sirens, skittering turntable scratches, and cleverly juxtaposed musical and spoken samples. This is hip-hop royalty that will have the Chevron Festival Gardens bouncing.

When you hear him play, you know it couldn’t be anyone else. ISAAC HAYES for ROLLING STONE Chevron Festival Gardens Thur 6 Feb, 8pm

Chevron Festival Gardens Fri 28 Feb, 8pm Tickets $60/Friends $55

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Tickets $55/Friends $50 Booker T Jones is also performing in the Great Southern Sat 8 Feb, Castelli Estate, Denmark

A pivotal force in the evolution of hip-hop, Public Enemy have imprinted their legacy deep into modern consciousness. CRACK MAGAZINE

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Sunday Records PResents

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Ta-Ku Zeke Kit pop Cosmo gets (Live) Sable

One of Australia’s most progressive live producers, Ta-Ku, curates a night of dazzling local talent. Expect a night of hip-hop beats with a soulful, dancefloor edge and a little re-twerking. This is super cool. Full stop. Nina Las Vegas, Triple J

Chevron Festival Gardens Sat 8 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35 australia

THE BASICS Chevron Festival Gardens Sun 9 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Grammy Award winning Wally De Backer (Gotye), alongside Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath, bring 1960s pop sensibilities and irrefutable charm. The Basics are in their element live – sublime 3-piece harmonies, witty banter and a swathe of amazing songs. They play 60s-cast retro rock, sure, but they play it like they invented it. BEAT MAGAZINE

Australia

JULIA HOLTER Chevron Festival Gardens Mon 10 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Avant-pop composer and multiinstrumentalist Julia Holter harnesses the energy coursing through her music to make you feel truly alive. Part indie rock, part cinematic swell, with a healthy dash of electronica and soaring vocals, Holter makes a playful and ethereal statement all her own. Hear charming sounds from the new Loud City Song, her most critically acclaimed album to date. Inspiring and stunningly original. Rolling Stone

USA


Modular presents

100 MILLION NIGHTS Chevron Festival Gardens Tue 11 Feb, 8pm $35/Friends $30

Canyons’ emotive sounds blend elements of psych, folk and house to staggering effect. Daniel Boyd’s dynamic visuals are hailed as one of the wonders of the Australian art world. 100 Million Nights brings these incredible forces together in a mesmeric sonic and visual feast exploring the myths that we are taught, compared with the reality of what we believe.

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YIRRA YAAKIN THEATRE COMPANY

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a celebration Yirra Yaakin proudly presents 21 years of sharing Aboriginal Stories Chevron Festival Gardens Wed 12 Feb, 8pm Image: Peter Ellery

$30/Friends $25 Seated show

AUSTRALIA

Chevron Festival Gardens Thur 13 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Infused with deep, slowly shifting beats, Ladi6’s sound is a hypnotic, summery tonic. With soul and hip-hop inflections and a sprinkling of Motown diva attitude, this young Kiwi songstress commands the stage. The most consistent and credible [RnB] record-maker in this country is Ladi6. THE NZ LISTENER

Provocateurs and storytellers, Home Brew Crew meld hip-hop with melodic horn lines and guitar riffs – a recipe for boisterously good times. NZ

Contemporary Music

LADI6 + HOME BREW

Yirra Yaakin celebrate 21 years as WA’s leading Aboriginal performing arts company. This exclusive event is a vivid exploration of friendships and successes, shared with an exciting line up of artists and special guests including Richard Walley, Ernie Dingo, David Milroy (and the Wilarra Band), MC Optimus and Downsyde, all part of the Yirra Yaakin story. In a magical evening of live music, dance and song, from the traditional to the contemporary, join us in celebrating WA Aboriginal culture – past, present and future.

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HUSKY Chevron Festival Gardens Fri 14 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Husky’s seductive folk gems speak to head and heart. Strong melodies and delicate intonations are trademarks, and powerful keys add funk, jazz and theatrics. Husky combine favourites from their debut release, Forever So, with an exciting preview of tracks from their brand new album.

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The band’s strength rests in its infectious, evocative songs and stirring live performances.  Sub Pop President, Jonathan Poneman

AUSTRALIA

DJ SHADOW Chevron Festival Gardens Sat 15 Feb, 8pm $59/Friends $55

DJ Shadow is the gold standard in experimental, instrumental hip-hop. The veteran of the electronic music scene will display a whole new take on his typical mixing style. Switching from drum pads to digital software, the visionary unleashes a slew of memorable mix tapes and wild multi-faceted new releases. With his first attempt, the man created a classic LP, confirming his status as a legend, with what remains the final word in crate-digging genius. BBC UK

USA

EBONY BONES Chevron Festival Gardens Sun 16 Feb, 8pm $45/Friends $40

Ebony Bones has sculpted an extraordinary fusion of infectious presence, immense talent and magnetic style. Her unique swagger and fearless vocals will leave you buzzing. Swelling orchestral strings, arresting vocal loops and electronic pulses paint the scene. This will be a performance of visceral energy. Whether on stage or in the studio, Ebony Bones is set to be a major player for years to come. National Public Radio (USA)

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AUSTRA Chevron Festival Gardens Mon 17 Feb, 8pm $45/Friends $40

Led by the powerful, tremulous voice of Katie Stelmanis and with an opulent command of the stage, Austra are proudly unrestrained by genre boundaries. From operatic flair to high drama, from moody electronics to retro echoes, the tracks from their new album Olympia will lead you straight to the dance floor. Pretty and heady music, that can change the air in the room where it’s playing. PITCHFORK

CANADA

DJ Food DJ Cheeba DJ Moneyshot Caught in the Middle of a 3 Way Mix A Tribute to the Beastie Boy’s Paul’s Boutique Album

Chevron Festival Gardens Tue 18 Feb, 8pm

Embarking on the near impossible, DJ Food, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot weave together every sample from the Beastie Boys’ tour de force album, Paul’s Boutique, with a cappellas, interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary into a fresh, yet nostalgic audio-visual experience.

$45/Friends $40

A deeply affectionate, highly articulate love letter to a classic album, from a classic time, composed by peerless artists. BUZZINE

OKKERVIL RIVER

Imaginative and majestic, Okkervil River sit at the warming nexus of indie rock and folk. The Texan band moves between breezy buoyancy and sophisticated calm. It is music which holds an inherent magic and should not be missed.

UK

$45/Friends $40

Howling tenor and a skill set for narrating harrowing tales of vice and virtue, Sheff has become one of indie rock’s more celebrated literaryminded icons. PASTE MAGAZINE

USA

Contemporary Music

Chevron Festival Gardens Wed 19 Feb, 8pm

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OLAFUR ARNALDS + KEATON HENSON Chevron Festival Gardens Thur 20 Feb, 8pm

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$45/Friends $40

Layers of fragile sound: strings, ambient effects, pop harmonies and restrained beats. Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds has toured with Sigur Ros and oozes an ethereal magnetism. Arnalds is immensely appealing … a fascinating talent. Rolling Stone An artist, poet and folk troubadour, Keaton Henson gifts you with something tender and delicate. The new album Birthdays traverses the rocky ground of new found and newly lost love, with tenderness that will move you to the core.

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DAUGHN GIBSON + OWL EYES Chevron Festival Gardens Fri 21 Feb, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Daughn Gibson pens haunting ballads. His sound is the stuff of daydreams. With a rich baritone laid over a heady mix of alt-country and electronica he narrates alluring portrayals of nostalgia, love and loss.

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Gibson radiates confidence and a taste for the unexpected. THE GUARDIAN (UK) Performing tracks from her new release Nightswim, Melbourne songbird Owl Eyes threads elaborate fantasies of escapism into breezy, intelligent indie-pop songs.

USA/Australia

SPINNING TOP MUSIC PRESENTS

Pond AAA Aardvark GetDown Services Felicity Groom The silents DJ  Lady Carla Chevron Festival Gardens Sat 22 Feb, 8pm $55/Friends $50 Australia

Pond unleash the warm psychedelic magic of their sixth album. Felicity Groom’s brooding vocals saunter up in style. Neo-psych rock pioneers, The Silents, deliver their oscillating melodies. With a set by the mysterious AAA Aardvarks Getdown Services and island rhapsodies from DJ Lady Carla, join us for Spinning Top’s showcase of WA’s very best, artists who have not only charmed hometown hearts, but have also attracted unprecedented worldwide attention.


ALTAN Chevron Festival Gardens Sun 23 Feb, 8pm $50/Friends $45 Seated show Also in the Great Southern, Tue 25 Feb

While remaining true to their Irish roots, Altan imbues the music of their homeland with a fresh and bewitching charm. Fiddles, guitar and bouzouki create a celebratory tempo and with the sublime, otherworldly vocals of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, they combine with instrumental brilliance to present this intoxicating live event. Supported by Culture Ireland. The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days. The Boston Globe

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WIRE Chevron Festival Gardens Mon 24 Feb, 8pm $35/Friends $30

Post-punk pioneers Wire rose to prominence in 1970s Britain, and nearly 40 years on their sound is still incredibly intense. Unleashing the perfect juxtaposition of sweet sentiment with razor-sharp musicality and seemingly holding the key to eternal youth, artpunk’s prolific forefathers are as fiercely magnetic today as they ever were.

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Wire always seem to be ahead of their time, no matter what time they choose to exist in. PITCHFORK

UK

Chevron Festival Gardens Tue 25 Feb, 8pm $45/Friends $40 Image: Elizabeth Weinberg

USA

Nicknamed the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley’s late-in-life career surge has been remarkable. For years he hitchhiked around the USA, working odd jobs, until he was discovered impersonating James Brown in a smoky Brooklyn bar. Mixing heartbreak and desperation with lashes of hope, the songs from his new release, Victim of Love, are psychedelic soul stories that need to be heard. Bradley shows that soul still has blood pumping in its veins. BILLBOARD

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MADELEINE PEYROUX Chevron Festival Gardens Wed 26 Feb, 8pm $60/Friends $55 Seated show Image: Rocky Schenck

A voice laced with lustrous grain and quirky charm – the Billie Holiday comparisons are fitting – but Madeleine Peyroux’s sound is uniquely hers. With beautiful timbre and impeccable taste in material, she will captivate you. The tracks on the exquisite new album The Blue Room move with grace. Peyroux’s smoke-andwhisky vocals will set the Gardens aglow. A masterful interpreter of classic songs … rich tone, depth and expressive story-telling. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

USA

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ROBERT GLASPER experiment featuring ROY AYERS

Infusing jazz, hip-hop and RnB, Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper’s sound erases boundaries. Joining Glasper onstage is soul-jazz pioneer Roy Ayers. Leaders in experimention, this unique collaboration promises to surprise and inspire.

Chevron Festival Gardens Thur 27 Feb, 8pm

Anchored by Glasper’s masterful, hypnotic work on piano … it’s a sensuous and smoky affair.

$55/Friends $50

Los Angeles Times

UK/USA

MIKHAEL PASkAlEV Chevron Festival Gardens Sat 1 Mar, 8pm $40/Friends $35

Mikhael Paskalev’s infectious first single I Spy earned him the 2012 Award for Best Unsigned Act in his native Norway and had over 1 million views on YouTube, and his meteoric rise continues. This is alt-country infused indie pop. Energetic and shamelessly catchy, Paskalev’s songs are the perfect soundtrack to a balmy summer night in Perth. He has already charmed his way throughout his native homeland … and now it’s Australia’s turn to fall under his spell. DEW PROCESS

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THE NATIONAL + LULUC

For one night only The National make a triumphant return to Perth following their latest knockout album Trouble Will Find Me. The Brooklyn based luminaries are a powerful and poetic force, their triumphant vignettes resonating live with achingly beautiful imagery. One of the most enigmatic bands in the world in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings. Book very early!

The Independent (UK)

Belvoir Amphitheatre Fri 14 Feb, 8pm, gates open at 5.30pm This is an 18+ event and a fully licensed venue. No BYO drinks of any kind, food and drink available for purchase. Patrons must adhere to the local licensing laws and responsible service of alcohol practices. No BYO chairs or rugs. International tickets Excellence Partner

$89.50/Friends $86 General Admission Chevron proudly supports the Perth Festival contemporary music program.

Contemporary Music

It’s music to squeeze your eyes shut, waft airily around like a Terrence Malick heroine and occasionally thrust out a wild salute to … Sensational.

The National are supported by Melbourne duo Luluc who have called Brooklyn home since 2010 and now return to Australia with their critically acclaimed debut Dear Hamlyn. Their intimate acoustic tunes nod soothingly to loss and departure, while also revealing a gentle warmth, like sunshine on a winter landscape.

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Margaret Drabble UK

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Perth Writers Festival

David Vann USA Image: Martin Croo

Perth Writers Festival brings you a stellar line-up of international and Australian authors, thinkers and provocateurs. Join us at the Perth Writers Festival Precinct situated within the beautiful grounds of The University of Western Australia for interviews, debates, readings, performances and workshops. Engage with the finest minds for the latest in fiction, memoir, travel writing, digital media, politics, history, social justice, crime, graphic novels, gaming, journalism and much more.

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Full program of sessions will be released in January. Register to receive your free program at perthfestival.com.au and look for it in the West Weekend Magazine on Sat 18 Jan.

Rick Gekoski USA

Perth Writers Festival Precinct, UWA Thur 20 –Sun 23 Feb

Perth Writers Festival Presenting Partner

Indigenous Program Partner Carrie Tiffany AUS

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Hannah Kent AUS

Philipp Meyer USA


Perth Writers Festival

Family Day

Ursula Dubosarsky AUS

Catherine Jinks AUS

Danny Katz AUS

Morris Gleitzman AUS

Bring your favourite stories to life at our popular Family Day where children of all ages have the chance to meet their favourite authors. Family Day is a fantastic experience for the whole family, including games, readings, workshops, face painting and performances. Featuring legendary children’s author Morris Gleitzman (Extra Time), international bestseller Catherine Jinks (City of Orphans series), funnyman Danny Katz (Mucked Up), master illustrator Terry Whidborne (Word Hunters), fairtyale princess Aleesah Darlison (The Unicorn Riders, Ash Rover) and children's favourite Ursula Dubosarsky (The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta) plus many more. Full program of events will be released in January. Perth Writers Festival Precinct, UWA Sun 23 Feb, 9am–3pm Workshops $12

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Terry Whidborne AUS

Aleesah Darlison AUS

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Mccusker charitable foundation Opening Address

LIONEL SHRIVER: ON LITERATURE AND RELIGION Although her novels confront the moral issues of our times, Lionel Shriver has long avoided religion in her work. An atheist, Shriver confesses that to make her characters religious would, for her, make them ‘unfathomable’. Her fictional characters do not adhere to any faith. Literature and religion share a common purpose in what they address and the purpose they serve humanity: to sustain us with stories. In a candid reflection based on her personal experiences, Shriver examines the intersection of literature and religion in this thought-provoking opening address.  Octagon Theatre, UWA Thur 20 Feb, 7pm, approx. 60min Party commences 8.15pm Tickets Opening Address $39.50/Friends $34.50/FT Student (U30) $25 Opening Address and Party $88/Friend and Party $77 General Admission

The Game Changers Video games now rival Hollywood as the most influential of the entertainment industries. From Grand Theft Auto to The Last of Us, games feature elaborate narratives set within epic worlds. You control the gameplay, but who writes and develops the stories? ABC TV’s Good Game stars Bajo and Hex will speak with the creators behind the hottest games. International guests include Ubisoft writer Kevin Shortt (Watch_Dogs), designer and writer Steve Gaynor (Gone Home, BioShock Infinite), and developer and writer Dan Pinchbeck (Amnesia: A machine for pigs). Octagon Theatre, UWA Sat 22 Feb, see online for more details Tickets $13.50/Friends $12.50/FT Student (U30) $10.50 General Admission Supported by

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Australia

Australian Exclusive

Martin Amis

Closing Address

Martin Amis is one of the most influential and polarising literary figures of our times. A satirist and provocateur, for four decades Amis has been one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary society.

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North has been praised as his most accomplished work yet.

Rising to prominence with contemporaries and friends Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Christopher Hitchens, Amis has cemented a reputation as a controversial and fearless public commentator. His finest novels include The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields and The Pregnant Widow.

Perth Concert Hall Sat 22 Feb, 8pm, approx. 60min Tickets A Reserve $49.50/Friends $44.50/Conc $46.50 B Reserve $32.50/FT Student (U30) $25

With the narrative drawn from the real-life experiences of his father, Arch Flanagan, as a Japanese POW in WWII and one of Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop’s Thousands on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Flanagan explores the tenuousness of life and love in a novel of sweeping yet intimate scope. Flanagan reflects on the significance of the stories that come before us and the stories we leave behind. Join one of Australia's finest novelists as he speaks on stories of love. Octagon Theatre, UWA Sun 23 Feb, 7pm, approx. 60min Tickets $39.50/Friends $34.50/FT Student (U30) $25 General Admission

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In his recent book, Lionel Asbo: State of England, Amis returns with his inimitable, darkly humorous style to examine the decline of modern Britain in the age of celebrity.

RICHARD FLANAGAN: On love stories

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South Korea

A must-see for anyone curious about the very best art being made today. Seattle Times

Do Ho Suh

NET-WORK A vast net enmeshed with tiny human figures washing against the shoreline is emblematic of Do Ho Suh’s distinguished art that often references architecture and humanity. Inspired by memories and his personal experience of physical and cultural displacement, his poetic sculptures invite imaginative associations. This delicate yet powerful web encourages contemplation of the identity of the individual in today’s global society. Net-Work might suggest the power of the collective over the individual, yet it can equally conjure thoughts of migration, refugees and the traversing and trawling of seas. Do Ho Suh is a highly acclaimed South Korean artist who resides between Seoul, New York and London. His work has been widely collected and shown throughout the world and comes to Perth for the first time.

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Ryota Kuwakubo

PARAMODELic THE TENTH – Graffiti SENTIMENT With vivid imagination and meticulous design skills, Paramodel create wondrously immersive environments out of mass produced toys and brilliant blue plastic train tracks. Entire rooms become fantastical landscapes. Since 2001 artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano have collaborated under the name of Paramodel and now in this Australian exclusive they incorporate elements locally sourced in Perth to create an extraordinary diorama especially for the Festival at the John Curtin Gallery.

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University Kent Street, Bentley Thur 6 Feb–Thur 17 April Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 1–5pm

The Tenth Sentiment draws you into a world of wonder that emerges right before your eyes. Hiding nothing from our view, Ryota Kuwakubo fills a room with everyday artefacts, and then catches them in the headlights of a single model train. Seamlessly amplified and animated into expansive vistas, you are immersed in moving shadows. Kuwakubo’s mesmeric installations have enthralled audiences around the globe. This is the first time The Tenth Sentiment has been exhibited in Australia.

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University Kent Street, Bentley Thur 6 Feb–Thur 17 April Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 1–5pm

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Australia

William Kentridge

Richard Bell

THE REFUSAL Embassy OF TIME a collaboration with philip miller, catherine meyburgh and peter galison

By one of the most compelling artists of our time, this powerful work epitomises William Kentridge’s intriguing, multi-disciplinary practice. An all-encompassing installation of five videos which combine the magic of theatre, drawing and music with film and animation. Projections of shadow dancers are punctuated by the rhythmic command of metronomes and appearances of the artist himself. Amidst this sits a ‘breathing machine’, a wooden sculpture akin to an accordion pulsing time. The presentation of this Australian exclusive is a major collaboration between the artist, AGWA, PICA and Perth Festival.

For over 20 years Richard Bell has been an artist and active provocateur who has challenged the state of art and politics in Australia. Embassy is Bell’s first solo exhibition in Western Australia and will feature a recreation of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the protest camp set up in 1972 under a beach umbrella on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra. This significant solo exhibition presented by PICA and Perth Festival will also bring together a previously unseen selection of Bell’s highly acclaimed paintings and a controversial trilogy of recent videos. PICA, Perth Cultural Centre Thur 13 Feb–Sun 27 April Tue–Sun, 10am–5pm Open until 7pm during Festival

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Produced by Marian Goodman Gallery (NewYork and Paris), Lia Rumma Gallery (Naples and Milan), Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town). WILLIAM KENTRIDGE The Refusal of Time, 2012, 5-channel video with sound, megaphones and breathing machine (‘elephant’), State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation 2013. Installation view MAXXI Museum, Rome. Image courtesy of Fondazione MAXXI Photo: Matteo Monti

Richard Bell A white hero for black Australia, 2011 Acrylic on linen 180 x 250cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

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PICA, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE Thur 13 Feb–Sun 27 April Tue–Sun, 10am–5pm. Open until 7pm during Festival

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25-27 JAN Western Australia Circus Festival, Karridale

22 FEB Perth Track Classic

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Art Gallery of Western Australia and The Museum of Modern Art, New York

STRANGER THAN FICTION: ART OF OUR TIME Art Gallery of WA Sat 1 Feb–Mon 5 May 10am–5pm daily, closed Tuesdays Open late during Feb Adults $19/Friends of AGWA, Friends of the Festival & Conc $17 Children $9/Children under 5yrs free

Stranger than Fiction: Art of our time showcases a dynamic selection of international contemporary art from The Museum of Modern Art, New York as part of the MoMA series. The exhibition focuses on film, drawing, photography, painting and sculpture from the 1980s to now. It reveals the varied approaches to storytelling and narrative that artists such as Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Christian Marclay, Nan Goldin and Olafur Eliasson have explored in the creation of their works. GUIDO VAN DER WERVE (Dutch, born 1977) Nummer acht, everything is going to be alright, 2007 16mm film transferred to video (colour, sound). 10:10min. 1/7+2 AP. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century © 2013 Guide van der Werve. Courtesy Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam

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Bali: Return Economy Fremantle Arts Centre Sat 1 Feb–Thur 27 March 10am–5pm daily

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BALI: return economy is an expansive exhibition exploring the ever-changing relationship between Western Australia, Bali and the artists who create work informed by the island.

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Featuring works as diverse as video art, age-old wayang paintings and cutting edge contemporary Balinese art, the exhibition looks beyond the clichés and kitsch souvenirs to get to the heart of a complicated yet fascinating relationship between neighbours.

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Anne Ferran

SHADOW LAND Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre, UWA Sat 8 Feb–Sat 19 April Tue–Sat, 11am–5pm

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With a career spanning 30 years, Anne Ferran is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photo-media artists. This is the largest survey of her work, and her first exhibition in Western Australia. It will feature new work made in response to the disbanded library at the Fremantle Prison. Ferran’s investigation of Australia’s colonial past is threaded through her practice. Poetics and anthropology are woven into enigmatic imagery that is haunted by the past and shadows the present. Anne Ferran Detail: Scene II 1986 From Scenes on the Death of Nature Gelatin silver photograph, 122 x 144cm Image courtesy of the artist

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LotteryWest Festival Films

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See the world’s greatest films on the iconic outdoor screens at Somerville and Joondalup Pines

The Lotterywest Festival Films season is back. This is our most dynamic film season yet. The themes are brilliantly diverse and far-reaching; what binds these tales is their shared commitment to innovation, intrigue and masterful storytelling. In 2013/14 you will see enhancements to both our picturesque outdoor cinema sites, Somerville and Joondalup Pines, including improved seating and picnicking facilities, festive lighting, a new wine and beer selection and, of course the ever-popular pizzas return for an even better outdoor cinema experience. There is no finer way to while away warm evenings. Here is the perfect opportunity to rediscover Perth’s original outdoor cinema experience.

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Image: Jarrad Seng (Film: Stories We Tell)

Dates & times 25 Nov–1 Dec, 8pm 2–8 Dec, 8pm 9–15 Dec, 8pm 16–22 Dec, 8pm 23–24, 26–29 Dec, 8pm 30 Dec–5 Jan, 8pm 6–12 Jan, 8pm 13–19 Jan, 8pm 20–26 Jan, 8pm 27 Jan–2 Feb, 8pm 3–9* Feb, 8pm 10–16 Feb, 8pm 17–23 Feb, 8pm 24 Feb–2 March, 8pm 3–9 March, 7.30pm 10–16 March, 7.30pm 17–23 March, 7.30pm 24–30 March, 7.30pm 31 March–6 April, 7.30pm 7–13 April, 7.30pm

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Much Ado About Nothing Jappeloup 20 Feet From Stardom Mood Indigo Gloria The Gilded Cage Stories We Tell 12 Years A Slave A Hijacking The Past All Is Lost The Broken Circle Breakdown Oh Boy The Darkside Violette The Selfish Giant Short Term 12 Omar Like Father, Like Son Child’s Pose

Jappeloup Much Ado About Nothing What Richard Did 20 Feet From Stardom Mood Indigo Gloria The Gilded Cage Stories We Tell 12 Years A Slave A Hijacking The Past All Is Lost The Broken Circle Breakdown Oh Boy In a World… The Armstrong Lie The Selfish Giant Short Term 12 My Sweet Pepper Land Like Father, Like Son

No screenings Christmas Day (25 Dec). Somerville is closed on Australia Day (26 Jan). CTC: Classification to be confirmed. *Sun 9 Feb – Somerville hosts the world premiere screening of Coast. See page 81 for details of this very special event.

tickets Door Price $16.50/Friends $14.50* Conc $15/FT Students (U30) $12

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guarantee them entry. You must present their ticket at the door when you arrive. Failure to do so will prohibit entry once the venue is sold out. Tickets purchased through the Festival Info Centre or online will incur a booking fee.

Somerville The University of Western Australia, Crawley Info 08 6488 1732 Open 6pm nightly 0410 699 075 Lost property 08 6488 2691 Door sales from 6pm Picnickers welcome Joondalup Pines Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Info 08 6304 5888 Open 6pm Tue–Sun 0407 420 503 Door sales from 6.30pm Picnickers welcome Selected films also showing in the Great Southern

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Aerial Manx in Anatomy–Stomach 2013. Photography John W McCormick. Quote by Pablo Picasso.

Everything you can imagine.

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Australia Image: Where Are We Heading ? 1971 Film Australia Collection © NFSA

One of the most consistent Australian bands in existence … a joy every time. The vine on the panics

World Premiere A Perth International Arts Festival and ABC TV Arts Commission

COAST Featuring the film Girt By Sea with a live score by The Panics

In Girt By Sea director Shane McNeil draws on the extensive visual collections held by The National Film and Sound Archive and ABC Archives along with a mass of crowd-sourced home movies, to weave a lyrical and contemplative interpretation of Australia’s coastal history. The evening will also feature The Panics and the filmmakers in conversation as they discuss how the archival images and musical composition came together to create this mesmerising evocation of our long standing love affair with the Australian coast.

Somerville, UWA World Premiere, Sun 9 Feb (LIVE), 8pm Girt By Sea screens on ABC1, Sunday Arts Up Late, Sun 16 Feb, 10.30pm and free outdoor screening on Sat 1 Mar in the Great Southern tickets Adult $59.90/Friends $52.50 Conc $54.50/FT Student (U30) $25 Girt By Sea is commissioned by ABC TV Arts, Perth International Arts Festival, ScreenWest, Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive. Produced by Re Angle Pictures and Digital Jellyfish and directed by Shane McNeil with an original score by The Panics.

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Lotterywest Festival Films

COAST is a musical and cinematic love letter to the coastline of Australia, a visually poetic celebration of our connection to the sea over the past 100 years. Amidst the iconic pines at Somerville we present the world premiere of the film tribute Girt By Sea, accompanied by an enigmatic score played live by awardwinning Australian band The Panics.

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING DIRECTOR JOSS WHEDON  108min, M SOMERVILLE 25 Nov–1 Dec, 8pm JOONDALUP 3–8 Dec, 8pm

In Joss Whedon’s signature style, an infinitely sexy cast delivers a wildly fresh reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s most playful comedy. Moving from slapstick to calamity and back with dizzying speed, the screen crackles with a charmingly wayward energy that recalls the classic romantic sparring of the studio era. Will love prevail? As clear and light as a California wine, Shakespeare’s most sparkling dialogue meets its match in Whedon. SIGHT AND SOUND

USA

Australian Premiere

JAPPELOUP DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN DUGUAY  125min, PG JOONDALUP 26 Nov–1 Dec, 8pm SOMERVILLE 2–8 Dec, 8pm French with English subtitles

Pierre Durand and Jappeloup, his unconventionally small and unpredictable horse, are both outsiders to the elite equestrian world. Based on real events, Jappeloup is a quintessential story of persistence in the pursuit of dreams. Offering up a rather classic mix of stunts and sentiment before galloping ahead to its stirring finale. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

France

20 FEET FROM STARDOM SOMERVILLE 9–15 Dec, 8pm JOONDALUP 17–22 Dec, 8pm

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. While boasting intimate interviews with those at the front of the stage, including Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, this moving film shifts the focus to the fascinating personal stories of the artists who spend their careers in the shadows of superstars.

Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2013

This generous fascinating documentary … seeks to rewrite the history of pop music.

Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival 2013

the New York TIMES

WHAT RICHARD DID

The world is bright and everything seems possible for 18-year-old Richard, until one summer evening in an elegant Dublin suburb, a sudden, devastating event changes everything. A compelling drama about the terrible impact of a split-second decision that can never be undone.

DIRECTOR MORGAN NEVILLE  91min, CTC

USA

DIRECTOR LENNY ABRAHAMSON  88min, MA JOONDALUP 10–15 Dec, 8pm Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Editing, Best Actor (Jack Reynor), 2013 Irish Film Awards Best Screenplay, Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013

IRELAND

The most important Irish film of this century. The Irish Times


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MOOD INDIGO DIRECTOR MICHEL GONDRY  94min, M SOMERVILLE 16–22 Dec,8pm JOONDALUP 24, 26–29 Dec, 8pm French with English subtitles

Soon after Colin and Chloé meet, fall in love and marry, Chloé begins to suffer from a strange illness in which a water lily grows in her lungs. Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) creates an inventive, surreal and soulfully melancholic tale of love and devotion. A rare and authentic work of art, and one of the enduring pleasures of the year. THE AUSTRALIAN

FRANCE

GLORIA DIRECTOR SEBASTIÁN LELIO  109min, MA SOMERVILLE 23–24 and 26–29 Dec, 8pm JOONDALUP 31 Dec–5 Jan, 8pm Spanish with English subtitles Silver Bear (Best Actress), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival 2013 Films in Progress, San Sebastian Film Festival 2013

Free spirited and looking for love, 58-year-old Gloria hits the steamy dance floors of Santiago. Romance reveals itself in quirky Rodolfo, and so begins their odd and unpredictable courtship. Smart and bitterly funny, Gloria is an exploration of love, sexuality and self-worth. An accurate , intimate account of the older dating scene … [Gloria’s] courage is fully equalled by the Filmmaker’s. SBS

CHILE

La Cage Dorée

THE GILDED CAGE DIRECTOR RUBEN ALVES  95min, CTC SOMERVILLE 30 Dec–5 Jan, 8pm JOONDALUP 7–12 Jan, 8pm Portuguese, English and French with English subtitles

France/portugal

Best Film and Best Actress, Alpe d’Huez Film Festival 2013

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

STORIES WE TELL

A festival hit and inspired portrait of family and the fragile and fixed stories we choose to define us. Oscar nominated Writer/Director/Actress Sarah Polley mixes fact and fiction to discover more about her charismatic mother, unearthing secrets and hidden histories that are as earth shattering as they are resonant.

DIRECTOR SARAH POLLEY  109min, M SOMERVILLE 6–12 Jan, 8pm JOONDALUP 14–19 Jan, 8pm Best Documentary, Canadian Screen Award 2013 Best Canadian Film and Best Documentary, Toronto Film Critics Association 2013

Canada

A funny and clever dramedy that marks an auspicious debut for director Ruben Alves.

This is extraordinary filmmaking. Really touching. A brave, intelligent and moving film. I absolute adore it. Margaret Pomeranz, Abc at the Movies

Lotterywest Festival Films

Best Film Nominee, 2013 European Film Awards

Maria and José, a Portuguese couple living in Paris, dream of one day returning to their beloved homeland. When that dream becomes a reality their hopes are secretly undermined. A charming, cross-cultural hit that playfully examines stereotypes, what sets us apart and what it means to belong.

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12 YEARS A SLAVE SOMERVILLE 13–19 Jan, 8pm JOONDALUP 21–26 Jan, 8pm

Solomon Northup was a free man in New York in the 1840s. Kidnapped and sold into the slavery plantations of the Deep South, this is the potent true story of his fight for freedom. Stark, vivid and nuanced, 12 Years a Slave is one of the most widely lauded and hotly anticipated films of the year.

People’s Choice Audience Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2013

More than a powerful elegy, 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing triumph of art and polemics.

British Artist of the Year, Steve McQueen, Britannia Awards 2013

INDIEWIRE

KAPRINGEN

SOMERVILLE 20–25 Jan, 8pm JOONDALUP 28 Jan–2 Feb, 8pm

An ill-fated Danish cargo ship is hijacked in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates. The escalating situation and the safety of the men on board hang precariously in the balance. Bristling with suspense and astute observation, this stylish, measured thriller boasts all the hallmarks of great Danish cinema.

Best Film, Bodil Film Awards 2013

A nail-biter that eschews conventional thrills.

Director to Watch, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013

GLOBE AND MAIL

Le Passé

With the intent of finalising his divorce, Ahmad returns to Paris and to his estranged wife, Marie. There he finds a tangle of woes which hint at deeper concerns simmering below the surface. Revelation upon revelation lead the simmering tension of this sophisticated drama toward an unnerving crescendo.

DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN  133min, CTC

USA

A HIJACKING DIRECTOR TOBIAS LINDHOLM   103min, M

Denmark

THE PAST DIRECTOR ASGHAR FARHADI  130min, M SOMERVILLE 27 Jan–2 Feb, 8pm JOONDALUP 4–9 Feb, 8pm French and Persian with English subtitles Best Actress and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2013

France

Best Screenplay, Durban International Film Festival 2013

ALL IS LOST DIRECTOR J.C. CHANDOR  106min, M SOMERVILLE 3–8 Feb,8pm JOONDALUP 11–16 Feb, 8pm Grand Marnier Fellowship Award Nominee, New York Film Festival 2013

USA

Like his Oscar-winning A Separation, Farhadi’s latest is an exquisitely sculpted family melodrama. VARIETY

Deep in the Indian Ocean, a lone man wakes to find a shipping container has violently crashed into his boat, damaging its radio, and severing his connection to the outside world. Led by a magnetic Robert Redford as the unflappable sailor, All Is Lost is a transfixing and superior survival drama. Redford delivers a tour de force performance: holding the screen effortlessly with no acting support whatsoever. The Guardian (UK)


THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN DIRECTOR FELIX VAN GROENINGEN  111min, CTC SOMERVILLE 10–16 Feb, 8pm JOONDALUP 18–23 Feb, 8pm English, Flemish with English subtitles BELGIUM

Label Europa Cinemas Award & Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2013

OH BOY DIRECTOR JAN OLE GERSTER  83min, MA SOMERVILLE 17–23 Feb, 8pm JOONDALUP 24 Feb–2 March, 8pm German with English subtitles Best Direction, Best Score, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Outstanding Feature Film, German Film Awards 2013

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, despite their differences. They build a home, start a family, then watch as dreams are shattered by the unstoppable effects of their daughter Maybelle’s illness. Immersed in the moody world of bluegrass, this is a tribute to love, loss and music; the bittersweet necessity, and heartache, of all three. A sure-fire, tear-jerking, audience pleaser that wears its heart resolutely on its sleeve. Screen International

Nico is a law school dropout who, while wandering the streets of Berlin, is continually thwarted in his attempts to find a cup of coffee. A witty comedy of errors and an ode to aimless youth, Oh Boy is a quirky and articulate portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities and the complexity of its offbeat inhabitants. Oh Boy inescapably brings to mind vintage Woody Allen. The Hollywood Reporter

Germany

THE DARKSIDE DIRECTOR WARWICK THORNTON  94min, CTC SOMERVILLE 24 Feb–2 March, 8pm

Ghost stories abound in Australia’s Indigenous culture. Sit fireside for haunting perspectives on the afterlife from director Warwick Thornton, who has assembled a collection of touching and absurd ghost tales. Harnessing the storytelling talents of iconic actors including Bryan Brown and Deborah Mailman, The Darkside is a showcase of life-defining moments.

Australia

Australian Premiere

VIOLETTE DIRECTOR MARTIN PROVOST  139min, CTC SOMERVILLE 3–9 March, 7.30pm French with English subtitles

The French writer Violette Leduc caused a sensation in post-war France with her provocative novels. This gorgeously rendered biopic casts a sharp yet sympathetic gaze on an intriguing woman, her fearless writing and the complex relationship she shared with revered feminist Simone de Beauvoir. A beautifully crafted film that illuminates the life of Leduc. The Hollywood Reporter

France

Lotterywest Festival Films

Join director Warwick Thornton for an Introduction and Q&A on Mon 24 Feb.

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IN A WORLD… DIRECTOR LAKE BELL  93min, CTC JOONDALUP 4–9 March, 7.30pm Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, Sundance Film Festival 2013

Carol is struggling in the male dominated voice over industry and she’s firmly in the shadow of her father, the reigning king, with his legendary baritone. A lucky break brings her some overdue success – it turns out female voices can sell – and she finds herself up against the business’ top earners, and, inevitably, her dad. A hilarious satire on the art of being heard. Sweet, witty and exquisitely observed. EMPIRE

USA

THE SELFISH GIANT DIRECTOR CLIO BARNARD  91min, CTC SOMERVILLE 10–16 March, 7.30pm JOONDALUP 18–23 March, 7.30pm Label Europa Cinemas Award, Cannes Film Festival 2013

Adrift at home and school, troubled Arbor and his gentle horse-whispering mate Swifty, begin flexing their entrepreneurial muscles. Their search for freedom leads them to gruff scrap yard owner Kitten, and quickly reveals that naiveté ultimately paves the way for vulnerability. A bold and brooding story of friendship and redemption, compassion and innocence lost. A brilliant, sour-scouring fable about growing up in Britain today. THE Daily TELEGRAPH (UK)

UK

THE ARMSTRONG LIE DIRECTOR ALEX GIBNEY  122min, CTC JOONDALUP 11–16 March, 7.30pm

The rise and fall of a cultural icon, and one of the biggest scandals in the history of sport. Not only an absorbing account of denial and guilt – illustrated with unrivalled access to colleagues, officials and Armstrong himself – but also a layered exploration of competition and the culture of celebrity and power. Gibney’s take is smart and riveting … an admirable attempt to escape Armstrong’s alluring fairytale appeal. THE DIGITAL FIX

USA

SHORT TERM 12 DIRECTOR DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON  96min, M SOMERVILLE 17–23 March, 7.30pm JOONDALUP 25–30 March, 7.30pm Best Actress, Junior Jury Award & Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno Int. Film Festival 2013 Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize, South By South West Film Festival 2013

USA

One of the most acclaimed Indie dramas of the past year, Short Term 12 is a celebrated gem. Capturing life at a teen foster care facility, and rooted in personal experience, this film is a big-hearted look into the world of disadvantaged teenagers and the compassionate souls who care for them. Short Term 12 is that rare movie gutsy enough to tell the truth about love. the wASHINGTON POST


OMAR DIRECTOR HANY ABU-ASSAD  98min, M SOMERVILLE 24–30 March, 7.30pm Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2013

A charged thriller interwoven with trust and betrayal as two lovers are torn apart by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Young Palestinian Omar must risk his safety and future to see his love, Nadia. Politics and love become entangled and drama and distrust ensue, as does a meaningful examination of the human spirit. The film is like the best episode of Homeland you’ve never seen, except that it’s much more convincing. Sight and Sound

PALESTINE

SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON DIRECTOR HIROKAZU KORE-EDA  120min, CTC SOMERVILLE 31 March–6 April, 7.30pm JOONDALUP 8–13 April, 7.30pm Japanese with English subtitles

Japan

Jury Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention, Cannes Film Festival 2013

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND DIRECTOR HINER SALEEM  100min, CTC JOONDALUP 1–6 April, 7.30pm Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles

A piercing, tender poem about the bittersweet ebb and flow of paternal love. The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Baran becomes the new sheriff in town in this quirky take on the cowboy movie. The valley is a haven for illegal trafficking, and brings him into conflict with the local chief, and into the arms of defiantly independent schoolteacher, Govend. A Western-inspired tale full of self-mockery, handsome landscapes and dry wit. Kurdish cinema has come into its own … [A] delightful, poker-faced movie set on the Iraq-Turkish border. the hOLLYWOOD REPORTER

France/Germany/Iraq

POZITIA COPILULUI

CHILD’S POSE DIRECTOR CALIN PETER NETZER  112min, CTC SOMERVILLE 7–13 April, 7.30pm Romanian with English subtitles Golden Bear and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2013

ROMANIA

Barbu is involved in a tragic car accident and his domineering mother Cornelia responds with a well orchestrated campaign to clear his name. A riveting drama that centres on a mother’s obsessive affection for her son, this compelling film illuminates biting issues surrounding class, morality and guilt. A powerhouse drama of troubling emotions.

Lotterywest Festival Films

Youth Jury Award, Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2013

Two families are delivered the life changing news that their six year old sons were accidentally switched at birth and make the distressing decision to swap the two children back. An exploration of fatherhood and expectations, this moving film joyfully portrays the liberation gained by allowing your children to become their own person.

Sydney Morning Herald

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GREAT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL A selection of events in the great southern region Request a Great Southern brochure online or visit the Albany Entertainment Centre

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Australia

Playmakers brings some of the finest Australian players and makers to celebrate the versatility, joy and inspiration of one of the most sublime voices in the musical world – the cello.

Recital at the Rocks Leading Australian cellists and mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell. Sat 22 Feb, 4.30pm, $59/Friends $55 including refreshments

Whether it is heard as a solo voice, as the bass voice that underpins a string quartet or in majestic unison as part of an orchestra, the cello provides its player with unlimited capacity for musical expression and artistry. The role of the cello constantly evolves and it is no surprise that it has resounded throughout history from the European Baroque to American neo bluegrass, from Bach to the Beatles and from Mendelssohn to Metallica.

Cello Masters – ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Solo and ensemble performances culminating in the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos for 8 cellos and voice. Sat 22 Feb, 8pm, $48.50/Friends $45 Bach Cello Degustation – FOREST HILL WINERY, Denmark Savour exquisite food, wine and the majestic sounds of Bach. Sun 23 Feb, 1pm, $149.50/Friends $139.50 Cello CéILIDH – GREAT SOUTHERN DISTiLLERY COMPANY Scottish music played on electric cellos alongside Limeburner’s whisky tasting. Sun 23 Feb, 5pm, $25

Image: Andrew Halsall supplied by City of Albany

PLAYMAKERS: THE CELLO


Image: David Derrin and Tracey Margetts

WELCOME TO COUNTRY Foundation Park Parade St, Albany Fri 21 Feb, 5.30pm

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Join dancers, actors and artists in a poignant and playful recreation of the ‘deadman dance’, a moment in Albany’s very early history when local Minang people marched with officers of Major Lockyer’s garrison. Here, we faithfully recreate a plan drawing of the original Albany settlement superimposed onto the lawn of Foundation Park.

Australia

MIX ARTISTS: WEB Image: Annette Davis

Albany Town Hall Gallery Fri 21 Feb–Mon 3 Mar

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MIX Artists Inc. explore the interconnected ideas of line, perspective and scale in a diverse range of media including photography, textiles and painting, within an overarching theme of web. Woven with silk to catch prey, created with skin to join toes, or hyperlinked across timezones and languages, webs are powerful and ultimately complex networks essential to our daily lives.

Australia

Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern various venues, Albany Sun 23 Feb–Tue 25 Feb

USA

Albany CULTURAL TOURS Image: Robert Reynolds

Australia

Public Library Car Park Collie Street, Albany Sat 22 Feb, Wed 26 Feb, Sat 1 March, 8.45am–1pm. 8.45am for 9am start. Tickets $35, bring walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen, snacks. Tickets on sale Thur 28 Nov

Full line up of writers will be released 28 November. Visit perthfestival.com.au for details

Join Harley Coyne as he explains some of the stories behind a number of Albany’s best-known Aboriginal heritage sites. Travel by bus to the Oyster Harbour Fish Traps, the Black Stump and Kalgan Hall sites, among others, to relive the past. The tour concludes with a chance to view the monumental Ngallak Koort Boodja – Our Heart Land Canvas, an impressive painting that showcases Noongar cultural heritage.

Great Southern Festival

Tickets $20 to each event, includes drink on arrival. Tickets on sale Thur 28 Nov

An Evening with Philipp Meyer - 23 FEB Philipp Meyer burst onto the international stage to critical acclaim with his debut novel, American Rust. His second book, The Son, tells the epic story of three generations of a Texan family that spans the wild frontier through the Civil War to the modern day. Philipp speaks with Warren Flynn.

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Creator Jamelia Gubgub and David Wallace Peter Mallabone and Joan Retallack Gene Tilbrook M and H Tuite Discoverer Joanne Cruickshank Goodlad Family Julanne and David Griffiths Jim and Freda Irenic Lynn Murray Dr Fred Nagle Margaret and Roger Seares Fiona Stanley Carol Tomcala Diana Warnock Anonymous Donors Explorer Bernard and Jackie Barnwell Dr Sue Boyd Andrew Doyle Gerie and Ole Hansen Janet King Megan Lowe Rosemary Pratt Nigel and Bonney Tulloch Jai Tulsi Margaret Whitter Michael Wise Anonymous Donors

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Discover your reason. To donate to Perth International Arts Festival, contact Rebecca Kais on 08 6488 8677 or rkais@perthfestival.com.au

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Fresh water pipe thinking. Recycling water is one example of our fresh water thinking. Recycling water pipes is another. That’s exactly what we have done at the Chevron Festival Gardens – by reusing parts of the Goldfields pipeline to create the steel structures at the main entrance, bar front, fountain surround and auditorium entrance as well as tables and chairs. These design collaborations are thanks to Water Corporation, Perth Festival and Joey Ruigrok van der Werven. Supporting cultural events that connect our communities.

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SUBIACO Regal Theatre 474 Hay St, Subiaco Subiaco Arts Centre 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA) Octagon Theatre Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Perth Writers Festival Precinct Somerville Winthrop Hall Dolphin Theatre Sunken Gardens OTHER ABC Perth Studios 30 Fielder St, East Perth Belvoir Amphitheatre 1177 Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan John Curtin Gallery Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle Ozone Reserve 1 Adelaide Tce, Perth Quarry Amphitheatre Oceanic Dr, City Beach Joondalup Pines 270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup

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staff PATRONS His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AO QC Governor of Western Australia and Mrs Tonya McCusker FESTIVAL BOARD E/Prof. Margaret Seares AO: Chair Ms Suzanne Ardagh Mr John Barrington Ms Tania Chambers Mr David Griffiths Ms Mary-Ellen King Ms Gaye McMath Mr Grant Robinson BOARD INVITEES Dr Michael Chaney AO Mr Frank Cooper Mr Julian Donaldson Mr Jonathan Holloway The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor, Ms Lisa Scaffidi Ms Jan Stewart FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Chair: Zelinda Bafile Executive Officer: Judy Reid

Jonathan Holloway Artistic Director Julian Donaldson General Manager Elvina Florenca Finance and Corporate Services Director Karen Macdonad Operations Director Justin Cheek Operations Coordinator Sue Aston Senior Finance Officer Lyn Neacy Aurore Chambon Finance Officers Jasmin Pierucci Executive Assistant to Artistic Director and General Manager Peter Liacopoulos Executive Assistant and Videographer Annette Madden Executive Producer Caris Harper Assistant Producer Sarah Dennehy Program Manager: Contemporary Culture Jo Metcalf Contemporary Culture Associate

Chris van Tuinen Program Manager: Classical Music Emily Mann Program Manager: Perth Writers Festival Elizabeth Newell Program Assistant: Perth Writers Festival Madeline Bates Program Manager: Film Margaret Moore Program Manager: Visual Arts Rod Vervest Program Manager: Great Southern Michelle Glaser Digital Producer Drew Dymond Technical Director Anna Kosky Senior Production Coordinator Natalie Bye Travel Coordinator Tobie Newman Logistics CoordinatorTom Cramond Travel and Logistics Assistant Fiona Gebauer Development Manager

Rebecca Kais Development Executive Acil Tayba Development Coordinator Ellie Rafter Development Assistant Belinda Madonini Corporate Hospitality Rania Ghandour Media Relations Manager Emma Poletti Media Relations Coordinator Brad Martin Marketing Director Michelle Goldblatt Marketing Executive Rhys Hyatt Marketing Campaign Coordinator Jemma Gurney Education Coordinator Magdalena Spychalska Digital Marketing Assistant Scott Weir Graphic Designer Danielle Fernandes Signage Coordinator Gabrielle Scott Publications Editor Tim Chandler Ticketing Administrator

BECOME A FRIEND

Become a Friend of the Festival, and take advantage of great benefits. Friends can purchase tickets first during the exclusive priority booking period and receive great ticket discounts for all events in the 2014 Perth Festival. You will also receive access to priority seating, regular Festival updates, special offers and more. Receive invitations to special events, including the launch of the Lotterywest Festival Films season at Somerville, the launch of the Perth Writers Festival program and opening party. Membership costs $80 For more information go to perthfestival.com.au/friends email friends@perthfestival.com.au or phone 08 6488 5555 Hurry, join now, priority booking period ends 9am Tuesday 12 November. Join Friends after this date and you can still take advantage of the discounted ticket prices and other benefits.


booking details BOOKINGS OPEN Friends of the Festival preferential booking period starts Thur 7 Nov (6.30pm)–Tue 12 Nov (9am). General Public 9am, Tue 12 Nov 2013. Patrons may join the Friends of the Festival at any time online or by calling the Festival Info Centre. ONLINE perthfestival.com.au Standard and Friends of the Festival tickets available. BY TELEPHONE Bookings and Festival Information: 08 6488 5555 Mon–Fri 9am–6pm and Sat 9am–1pm Additional hours during the Festival (7 Feb–1 March): Mon–Sat 9am–6pm and Sun 23 Feb for Perth Writers Festival Family Day. Authorised Ticketing Agents: Perth Festival Info Centre: 08 6488 5555 Ticketek: 1300 795 012 Ticketmaster: 136 100 (Ballet at the Quarry and The National tickets only) OVER THE COUNTER At any Ticketek and Ticketmaster outlet and film tickets at Somerville and Joondalup Pines. Tickets can be purchased at the door of each venue one hour prior to the start of performances, subject to availability. GROUPS and SCHOOL BOOKINGS Buy 10+ tickets to any one Festival event and one ticket booker will go FREE. All ticket sales are subject to availability on Standard, A and B Reserve seats and exclude Chevron Festival Gardens, Otello, Kelemen Quartet, OneFiveZeroSeven, The National and Ballet at the Quarry tickets. Ticketek Group Bookings: 1300 364 001 To receive information about the Festival Schools Program, email schools@perthfestival.com.au or contact Festival Info on 08 6488 5555.

Please check your tickets carefully and read the terms and conditions.

Film screenings at Somerville and Joondalup Pines are subject to weather conditions. Updates on any changes to the schedule are broadcast 4.30pm online. If a screening is cancelled due to rain, a voucher will be issued for another night that week. BOOKING CONDITIONS Fees and Charges: Tickets to Festival events may be sold through a variety of ticketing agents, each with differing booking fees and ticket processing charges. Where tickets are booked by telephone, mail or online a transaction fee of $6.95 will apply. For Ticketek Groups a service/delivery fee of $9.95 per transaction applies. If you choose to purchase tickets at Festival venues for events in that venue, transaction fees will not apply. All telephone and online bookings can be made by credit card at an additional charge of up to 2.75% of the total purchase price. If you choose to have your tickets delivered by Registered Post by the Festival or Ticketek an additional fee of $2.25 will apply. The transaction fee is non-refundable. For Ticketmaster a handling fee of $4.50 applies to all bookings. An additional $4.60 will be charged if you choose registered post. Please check at time of booking. Lost or stolen tickets purchased for events that have unreserved or general admission seating will not be replaced. Tickets with a seat allocation can be replaced. You will incur a fee for your lost ticket to be replaced; fees vary across ticketing agencies. Friends of the Festival are entitled to discounts on two tickets for most Festival events and further tickets at full price. Ticket discounts to Lotterywest Festival Films are available on an unlimited number of tickets purchased in advance through the Festival or at the door at Somerville or Joondalup Pines; two tickets per entry at the door on the night of each screening. Prices are subject to change without notice. Special offers subject to availability. Concessions apply to Full-time students (U30), Student Rush (U30), Pensioners, Seniors and Unemployed (P/S/U) as advertised. When

booking, a concession number must be provided and identification shown at the door. Tickets shall not be refunded or exchanged except as provided in the Entertainment Industry Code of Practice. Captioned Performances FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED The captioning service is now provided via personal handheld devices and these must be booked with your tickets. For patrons wishing to use the captioning service for shows below - please inform our staff at the Festival Info Centre 08 6488 5555. Subject to availability Mies Julie (page 22) Thur 13 Feb, 7.30pm Krapp’s Last Tape (page 29) Sun 23 Feb, 1.30pm The Shadow King (page 37) Thur 27 Feb, 7.30pm An Iliad (page 32) Tue 25 Feb, 8pm Not By Bread Alone (page 26) Tue 11 Feb, 8pm AUDIO DESCRIPTION AND TACTILE TOUR FOR THE SIGHT IMPAIRED Please advise if an audio description and tactile tour is required when booking, or if you need to be seated outside the reserved Audio Description Area due to your vision impairment. Booking must be made 7 days in advance. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) (page 18) Sun 16 Feb, 5pm Krapp’s Last Tape (page 29) Sun 23 Feb, 1.30pm The Shadow King (page 37) Wed 26 Feb, 7.30pm Not By Bread Alone (page 26) Mon 10 Feb, 8pm Mies Julie (page 22) Wed 12 Feb, 7.30pm Please contact Festival Information Centre on 08 6488 5555 PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 3 Crawley Avenue, Crawley WA 6009 Tel: +61 8 6488 2000 Fax: +61 8 6488 8555 Email: festival@perthfestival.com.au Web: perthfestival.com.au Festival Info Centre: +61 8 6488 5555

Information

OFFICIAL SALES CHANNELS Patrons are advised to check whether tickets are still available from the Festival or official sales channels (above or online) before buying from other suppliers.

PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS All programs and artists are subject to change without notice. The Festival reserves the right to exclude latecomers at certain events or to admit only at a suitable point in the performance, if appropriate.

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thur 6 feb His Majesty’s Theatre

fri 7 feb

Otello 7.30pm, p46

sat 8 feb

sun 9 feb

mon 10 feb

Otello 7.30pm, p46

tue 11 feb Otello 7.30pm, p46

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Deca Dance 5pm, p16

Deca Dance 7.30pm, p16

Deca Dance 7.30pm T, p16

Regal Theatre

Not By Bread Alone 8pm, p26

Not By Bread Alone 1 & 8pm, p26

Not By Bread Alone 8pm A, p26

Not By Bread Alone 8pm C, p26

Secret Location

Blackout Restaurant 5.30 & 10pm, p26

Blackout Restaurant 3, 5.30, 10pm, p26

Blackout Restaurant 5.30 & 10pm, p26

Blackout Restaurant 5.30 & 10pm, p26

ABC Studios

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Mies Julie 1.30 & 7.30pm, p22

Mies Julie 5pm T, p22

Mies Julie 7.30pm, p22

Mies Julie 7.30pm, p22

Îlo 1.30 & 6.30pm, p40

Îlo 6.30pm, p40

Îlo 6.30pm, p40

Octagon Theatre, UWA

Mies Julie 7.30pm, p22

Main Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre DownStairs at the Maj, His Majesty’s Theatre Sunken Gardens, UWA Ozone Reserve

Bianco 8pm, p20

Northbridge

You Once Said Yes p35

Perth Concert Hall

Ludovico Einaudi 7.30pm, p50

Outdoors – Various

You Once Said Yes p35

Veles e Vents Veles e Vents (Langley Pk) 8pm, p10 (Langley Pk) 8pm, p10

WA Museum, Perth

You Once Said Yes p35 Voice of the Nation Chorus 7.30pm T, p53

Veles e Vents (Langley Pk) 8pm, p10

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

Supreme Court Gardens Quarry Amphitheatre Chevron Festival Gardens

Booker T Jones 8pm, p57

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

TBC 8pm

# Together 8pm, p58

South Perth Foreshore

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42 The Basics 8pm, p58

Julia Holter 8pm, p58

100 Million Nights 8pm, p59

Do Ho Suh – Net-Work p72

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre

William Kentridge – The Refusal of Time p75

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre Lawrence Wilson Gallery

Art Gallery of WA Fremantle Arts Centre

Bali: Return Economy p77

John Curtin Gallery

Ryota Kuwakubo – The Tenth Sentiment & Paramodel p74

Somerville

All Is Lost 8pm, p84

Joondalup

The Past 8pm, p84

free & family

Anne Ferran – Shadow Land p77 AGWA and MoMA – Stranger than Fiction: Art of our time p77

theatre, circus

Coast 8pm, p81

The Broken Circle Breakdown 8pm, p85 All Is Lost 8pm, p84

dance

classical music

contemporary music

perth writers festival


WED 12 FEB

THUR 13 FEB

FRI 14 FEB

SAT 15 FEB

SUN 16 FEB

MON 17 FEB

A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) (As You Like It) (As You Like It) (As You Like It) 1 & 7.30pm, p18 7.30pm, p18 7.30pm, p18 5pm A, p18 Deca Dance 7.30pm, p16

Sadeh21 7.30pm, p16

Sadeh21 7.30pm, p16

Sadeh21 5pm T, p16

Sadeh21 7.30pm, p16

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am & 1pm, p39

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am, 1.30, 3 & 4.30pm, p39

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am, 1.30, 3 & 4.30pm, p39

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am & 1pm, p39

An Iliad 8pm, p33

An Iliad 8pm, p33

Not By Bread Alone 8pm, p26 Blackout Restaurant 5.30 & 10pm, p26 Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Mies Julie 7.30pm A, p22

Mies Julie 7.30pm C, p22

Îlo 6.30pm, p40

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35 Kelemen Quartet 7.30pm T, p52

The National (Belvoir) 8pm, p65 I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

I Think I Can 1–7pm, p12

I Think I Can 1–7pm, p12

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ialaru 8pm, p59

Ladi6 + Home Brew 8pm, p59

Husky 8pm, p60

DJ Shadow 8pm, p60

Sacrilege 2–7pm, p13

Ebony Bones 8pm, p60

Austra 8pm, p61

Do Ho Suh – Net-Work p72 William Kentridge – The Refusal of Time p75 Richard Bell – Embassy p75

Anne Ferran – Shadow Land p77 AGWA and MoMA – Stranger than Fiction: Art of our time p77 Bali: Return Economy p77

The Broken Circle Breakdown 8pm, p85

Oh Boy 8pm, p85

All Is Lost 8pm, p84

LOTTERYWEST FESTIVAL FILMS

VISUAL ARTS

GREAT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL

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Ryota Kuwakubo – The Tenth Sentiment & Paramodel p74

AUDIO DESCRIPTION/TACTILE TOUR

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TUE 18 FEB His Majesty’s Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) 7.30pm T, p18

WED 19 FEB

THUR 20 FEB

FRI 21 FEB

SAT 22 FEB

SUN 23 FEB

Krapp’s Last Tape 5 & 8pm, p29

Krapp’s Last Tape 1pm AC, p29

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 7pm, p36

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 1 & 7pm, p36

La Curva 7.30pm, p43

La Curva 7.30pm, p43

La Curva 5pm T, p43

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

Situation Rooms 10am & 12, 2, 4, 6pm, p34

The Game Changers Various, p68

Richard Flanagan 7pm, p69

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 10.30am & 2.30pm, p41

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 10.30am & 2.30pm, p41

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) 7.30pm, p18

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA Regal Theatre ABC Studios

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Situation Rooms 2, 4, 6 & 8pm, p34

Octagon Theatre, UWA

Lionel Shriver 7pm, p68

Studio, Subiaco Arts Centre

DownStairs at the Maj, His Majesty’s Theatre

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am & 1pm, p39

Sunken Gardens, UWA

An Iliad 8pm, p33

An Iliad 8pm T, p33

Ozone Reserve

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Northbridge

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

Perth Concert Hall

An Iliad 8pm, p33

An Iliad 8pm, p33

An Iliad 8pm, p33

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

Academy of St Martin in the Fields T 7.30pm, p51

Martin Amis 8pm, p69

Academy of St Martin in the Fields T 2pm, p51

Dawn Upshaw and ACO 7.30pm T, p55

Perth Writers Festival Precinct, UWA WA Museum, Perth

The House Where The House Where The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am Winter Lives 10, 11.30am, Winter Lives 10, 11.30am, & 1pm, p39 1.30, 3 & 4.30pm, p39 1.30, 3 & 4.30pm, p39

The House Where Winter Lives 10, 11.30am & 1pm, p39

Perth Writers Festival Weekend p66 I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

PWF Family Day 9am–3pm, p67

I Think I Can 11am–5pm, p12

Supreme Court Gardens

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13 Sacrilege 9am–7pm, p13

Quarry Amphitheatre

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Chevron Festival Gardens

DJ Food, DJ Cheeba & DJ Moneyshot 8pm, p61

Okkervil River 8pm, p61

Olafur Arnalds + Keaton Henson 8pm, p62

Daughn Gibson + Owl Eyes 8pm, p62

Pond + friends 8pm, p62

South Perth Foreshore

Altan 8pm, p63

Do Ho Suh – Net-Work p72

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre

William Kentridge – The Refusal of Time p75

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre

Richard Bell – Embassy p75

Lawrence Wilson Gallery

Anne Ferran – Shadow Land p77

Art Gallery of WA

AGWA and MoMA – Stranger than Fiction: Art of our time p77

Fremantle Arts Centre

Bali: Return Economy p77

John Curtin Gallery

Ryota Kuwakubo – The Tenth Sentiment & Paramodel p74

Somerville

Oh Boy 8pm, p85

Joondalup

The Broken Circle Breakdown 8pm, p85

Great Southern

FREE & FAMILY

Sacrilege 9am–7pm, p13

Great Southern Festival p90

THEATRE, CIRCUS

DANCE

CLASSICAL MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL


Mon 24 feb

The Shadow King 7.30pm, p37

Tue 25 feb

Wed 26 feb

Thur 27 feb

Fri 28 feb

Sat 1 Mar

Haze 7.30pm, p30

Haze 7.30pm T, p30

Haze 7.30pm, p30

The Shadow King 7.30pm, p37

The Shadow King 7.30pm AT, p37

The Shadow King 7.30pm C, p37

The Shadow King 7.30pm, p37

The Shadow King 1.30 & 7.30pm, p37

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 7pm, p36

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 7pm, p36

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 7pm T, p36, AUSLAN

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 7pm, p36

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN 1 & 7pm, p36

Opus 7.30pm, p25

Opus 7.30pm T, p25

Opus 7.30pm, p25

Opus 7.30pm, p25

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 6pm, p41

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 6pm, p41

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 6pm, p41

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 6pm, p41

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean 10.30am & 2.30pm, p41

An Iliad 8pm C, p33

An Iliad 8pm, p33

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

Bianco 8pm, p20

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35

You Once Said Yes p35 Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea 7.30pm, p48

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Wire 8pm, p63

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Charles Bradley 8pm, p63

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 11am–7pm, p13

Sacrilege 9am–7pm, p13

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Ballet at the Quarry 8pm, p42

Madeleine Peyroux 8pm, p64

Roy Ayers + Robert Glasper 8pm, p64

Public Enemy 8pm, p57

Mikhael Paskalev 8pm, p64

Do Ho Suh – Net-Work p72 William Kentridge – The Refusal of Time p75 Richard Bell – Embassy p75 Anne Ferran – Shadow Land p77 AGWA and MoMA – Stranger than Fiction: Art of our time p77 Bali: Return Economy p77 Ryota Kuwakubo – The Tenth Sentiment & Paramodel p74 The Dark Side 8pm, p85 Oh Boy 8pm, p85 Great Southern Festival p90

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