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When Continent Meets Continent
Explore the cultural interplay between the continents of Australia and Europe
Imagined with the idea of creating a platform in Canberra for an Australia-Europe cultural dialogue, SEGUE premiered in 2015 to celebrate our shared contemporary world – what connects us, what enriches us through difference. Profiling contemporary performance with a European dimension and exploring the many creative influences generated by our shared history the festival takes place over Europe Day celebrations.
SEGUE returned in 2016 with an expanded program showcasing artists and companies with links to Austria, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Italy, the UK and Germany:
Justus Neumann (Austria/Australia)
A king with no words - a journey through the long descent into Alzheimer's Disease
Fishamble: The New Play Company (Ireland)
A heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box
Acclaimed ensemble at the forefront of flamenco dance, jazz and world music in Australia
Terza Madre (Italy/Australia)
A collective of Sydney musicians taking their cues from Giallo cinema, Morricone arrangements and nostalgic Italian pop
Heinz Riegler (Austria/Australia)
ARIA Award winning musician and sound artist working with somnambulist tones, hushed pulses and digital grit
stCloud: Frost Drawing for Segue
Gosia Wlodarczak (Poland/Australia)
An eight-day drawing performance that looks to connect cultural spaces and their systems of sharing artwork, knowledge and information, referencing the artist's childhood memories.
Hear from artists, experts and international organisations, including the EU Delegation in Canberra on projects which benefit from international collaboration and bring artists together.
The Big Flight
A presentation on creative and cultural responses to migration and the refugee crisis in Australia and Europe, hosted by ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay
Riegler in Focus
One-on-one with Heinz Riegler about Not From There, sound-art collaborations and the art-architecture festival minus20degree, hosted by Shoeb Ahmad from local DIY imprint hellosQuare
Dr Ollie Bown, Heinz Riegler, Gosia Wlodarczak and Monica Brooks discuss initiating projects, developing collaborations and seeking support across two continents