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Platform 50: Restless Giant

23 February 2017

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Performance Details

Thursday 23 February, 12:30pm
Duration:
75min
Venue:
Street 2

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Ian Batterham is an early career writer/composer and Canberra-based theatre practitioner. His second full musical theatre work, Camelia, is currently in creative development, with its first public showing at The Street, December 3.

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Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia

Opera, theatre and festival director Lindy Hume, a long time convert to country living, puts the case for better understanding between arts practitioners and authorities in the metropolitan and regional centres. Artists in the regions, she says, are seen in the city as ‘poor cousins’; but this view is badly mistaken and a lost opportunity. Through colourful portraits of artistic innovation in small towns and communities, Hume traces the rise of a more assertive, even radical state of mind. She discards the cosy qualities of backyard creativity described in Lyndon Terracini’s 2007 Platform Paper, A Regional State of Mind, seeing instead the stirrings of a restless giant: a rebellious counter-urban movement ready to make a profound impact on the national culture. As an artist living in regional NSW, she finds it an ideal place to develop new performance work, and argues that more flow and greater integration between the regional and metropolitan arts ecosystems could, over time, reshape Australia’s cultural identity.

 

Speaker: Lindy Hume

Kate Fielding | Chair of Regional Arts Australia and member of the Australia Council

Karilyn Brown | CEO of Performing Lines

Mikelangelo | Cooma-based, nationally recognised performer

Julian Hobba | Aspen Island Theatre Company

MC: PJ Williams | Canberra based theatre practitioner, radio producer and presenter

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THE STREET PRESENTS

PLATFORM PAPER 50: RESTLESS GIANT

CHANGING CULTURAL VALUES IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY @ 12:30PM

FREE EVENT

PLACES ARE LIMITED, CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 6247 1223

ONLINE BOOKINGS WILL INCUR A $4 TRANSACTION FEE

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Opening Hours

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+ 1.5 hours prior to performance

 

02 6247 1223
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