Arts & Culture

Once In Royal David's City by Black Swan State Theatre Company

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 "Everything comes to him who waits" - so goes the popular cliche, and in Michael Gow's Once in Royal David's City the theme of waiting is examined from many different perspectives.

We are introduced to the concept right from the start, with the arrival of the audience to be greeted by a sparsely laid out stage, which more closely resembles the backstage area of a play, where actors wait for the show to begin.

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Strut Dance: One Flat Thing Reproduced

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 As we waited in the courtyard of the State Theatre Centre of WA, there was a buzz in the air as dancers limbered up for their performance of One Flat Thing Reproduced.

It marks a one of a kind event where independent dancers from around Australia and New Zealand have arrived in Perth to participate in a finely choreographed performance watched by a roaming open air audience.

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Harmony with Elan Dance

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Whether you’re a natural born dancer or a newbie who feels a tad uncoordinated – don’t sweat!

There’s an easy solution in sight whatever your level to brush up on your skills and to have fun by attending a dance class or two this month.

In the spirit of Harmony Week in WA which will run from the 15th to the 21st March, Elan Dance will be celebrating and embracing diversity through the power of dance.

Their 3 day extravaganza workshops will be held across 3 locations in Perth, including at their cbd location at the Kings Street Arts Centre.

Tucked away on the top floor of the King Street Arts Centre away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind of city life, you’ll find throughout the week, dancers strutting their stuff, and moving to the groove with classes such as hip hop, afro jam, power yoga and dancehall.

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Hyde Park Community Fair

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The Hyde Park Community Fair is on this Labour Day long weekend!

It’s one of the longest running free community events in Perth and is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.

What's on at the Hyde Park Community Fair?

Browse arts and crafts and market stalls dotted around the lake;

Watch the live entertainment on stage including performances by local musicians;

Enjoy a tasty meal or snack from the pop up food vans.

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Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe

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The muchly awaited Sculpture by the Sea exhibition opens today at Cottesloe Beach.

Brainchild of David Handley, it is the largest free to the public outdoor art exhibition in Australia attracting locals and visitors alike from interstate and overseas.

There will be over 30 WA sculptors including Tim Macfarlane Reid exhibiting their artworks alongside interstate and international artists from China, Finland, Czech Republic, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

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A Man called Ove at Luna

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The movie "A Man called Ove" - one of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office and nominated by the Oscars for best foreign language film will open in Perth this Thursday.

On first encounter, one gets the impression that Ove is the neighbour from hell, who rules the goings on at his apartment complex with stickler rules.

But more than meets the eye, as the story unfolds, and we discover more about Ove and his past life.

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Jasper Jones

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The film adaptation of Jasper Jones had a lot to live up to.

Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is a much-loved modern classic that has been described as “an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird”.

I went into the preview screening of the film with some apprehension about how it would stack up against the book, but in the end, I needn’t have worried.

Set in Corrigan, a fictional WA town in the 1960s, Jasper Jones is the coming-of-age story of Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller).

 

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