In This Issue: Milk Crate launches it's most ambitious and 'Fearless' project to date, patrons dance all night at Hammer Hall, the Gangster Ball gets cats swing dancing, The Trust Company awards $120,000, The Wheeler Centre launches Program Three, Australians are invited to submit their screenplays to Roman Coppola, Trikstars create illusions, 107 opens a brand new cultural space and Just for Laughs will be at the Sydney Opera House.
MILK CRATE PRESENTS A 'FEARLESS' NEW PRODUCTION
A new production that challenges traditional social boundaries and exposes audiences to confronting themes, Fearless may be Milk Crates most ambitious production to date. The new show features an ensemble cast and will be performed at Carriageworks in Eveleigh from the 13 to the 22 of September. Fearless will explore loneliness and isolation in the most genuine way possible, from the perspective of people that have actually experienced it. The performers in the show all have the common thread of being marginalised at some point of their lives, through homelessness other personal experiences. The show will feature a provocative sound scape from composer Daryl Wallis and is written and directed by Mirra Todd. Wallis and Todd, along with chanteuse Christa Hughes, are also cast members.
DANCE ALL NIGHT AT HAMMER HALL
The Arts Centre is thoroughly enjoying the new and improved Hamer Hall with Sound Lounge, an all night dance party. The dance parties, running on Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September, will showcase world renowned DJs including Japan's Aoki Takamasa,Kazu Kimura and the UK's Photek and Nitin Sawhney, as well as some local talent like Melbourne’s Qua. So be sure to experience Hamer Hall in it's fabulous all night glory.
FEATHER BOAS GALORE AT THE GANGSTERS BALL
It is time to don your finest vintage finds and start Googling cheesy 30's phrases, because the annual Gangsters Ball is a mere few weeks away. The ball will be visiting Sydney's Metro Theatre, the Forum Theatre in Melbourne and The Tivoli in Brisbane, this September. On the verge of global domination, the Gangsters Ball is set to tour several different global meccas, including Vegas. The show is not only an opportunity to dress like Lauren Bacall, but it also a fine exhibition of Australian cabaret, vaudeville, illusion and swing, with unique headliners in each state.
The Trust Company Awards $120,000
The Trust Company is awarding Operatic and Ballet scholarships to young performers who show outstanding promise in their field. The Sir Robert William Askin Operatic and the Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet scholarships will award each of the six recipients, three from each discipline, with $20,000 to assist with costs related to study, maintenance and travel in either Australia or overseas. The scholarships, applications to which close on 24 September, are a wonderful acknowledgement of the arts and the talented performers involved.
PROGRAM THREE LAUNCHES AT THE WHEELER CENTRE
The Wheeler Centre is taking no rest after the Olympic Games, with a stellar line up announced for the rest of the year. The schedule is packed to the brim with Program Three which will go live on September 3. The program includes international talent like Jordan Bass, managing editor of McSweeney's . Also featured will be political essay writer David Marr and 'genius' Hiroshi Ishiguro. Be sure to secure early release tickets on the 20 August.
ROMAN COPPOLA WRITES A UNIQUE COMPETITION
A global screenplay competition presented by Intel is going to be curated by co-writer of The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom Roman Coppola. The competition, starting on the 30 August, encourages aspiring Australian film makers to submit a short film script inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel. The competition will then be judged by an exclusive panel, including Indie elite like Chloe Sevigny and Michael Pitt.
Full competition details can be found here: http://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/ultrabook/experience/fourstori...
MAKE A TICKET TO TRIKSTARS MAGICALLY APPEAR
Her Majesty's Theatre will host world-renowned magicians, illusionists, singers and dancers for the Trikstars even this 25 and 30 of September. The 'quick change transformation artists' will perform a show of pure spectacle, produced by theatrical impresarios Dion and Randall. So take your sceptical hat off and pull a rabbit out instead.
THE HOUSE OF ART AND CULTURE SPACE OPENING IN REDFERN
A vibrant new hybrid art space is giving Sydneysiders a cultural hub to envy. 107 Projects has manifested the space in the heart of Redfern which will allow the community to see artists in their natural habitat (smocks, not nude, necessarily). The space will be celebrated with an opening this September 8. Entry is free for patrons to enjoy live music from Nick Casey, a 'masterclass' with Charlie Garber and Gareth Davies and some wonderful poetry readings. Event sponsors YELP will even be running a BBQ. Must I list another reason to go?
JUST FOR LAUGHS AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Just for Laughs is returning to the Sydney Opera House for it's second season. This year has a billing which boasts Drew Carey, Rhys Darby, Noel Fielding and Adam Hills amongst many others. Tickets go on sale Monday 20 August for those who want to ache with laugher.
Gilbert Rozon, CEO and Founder of Just for Laughs said, ‘Just for Laughs is back for a second year at the Sydney Opera House - bigger, better and funnier than before. This festival unites three brands that are leaders in their field – Sydney Opera House, Just for Laughs and Adrian Bohm Presents – and we can’t wait to get more Australians laughing in 2012!’