Time to take a look at seven of the must-see arts events happening around Australia this month – June 2016. As the winter sets in, there are hidden gems all around Australia to go and see:
Il Signor Bruschino
A operatic farce of dual identity where a two lovers attempt to deceive their elders in order to marry each other, but there are more twists to make things really interesting not only between the two lovers, but within their families as well. The production is put on by Lyric Opera.
Where: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahan, Vic
When: 6–12 June
More Details: http://www.lyricopera.com.au
Direct from the esteemed Dublin Dance Festival and Riverside Theatres Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse will present a new contemporary dance work produced by Liz Roche Company, Time Over Distance Over Time, for one night only on 28 June.
In the performance, performers will wrestle with the both the physical and emotional distances they encounter while living at opposite ends of the planet.
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD
When: 28 June
More Details: http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2016/06/28/timeoverdistanceovertime/
Vivid Ideas / Sydney
If you haven’t seen our coverage already of the festival of music, light and ideas, then surely you will be salivating at all the good stuff that’ll be going on around Sydney. The ideas component has so much on that it really is quite the smorgasbord of art and creativity.
Where: Various venues around Sydney
When: on now until 18 June
More Details: http://www.vividsydney.com/ideas
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Now in it’s 16th year, Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival is a hub of pianos, entertainment and wonderful laughter. Highlights include Dita Von Teese, Bobby Fox, Andrew Strano’s Nailed It!, Rhonda Burchmore & Trevor Ashley plus so much more.
Where: Various venues around Adelaide
When: 10–25 June
More Details: http://www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au/
Mathieu Briand – The Spiral
Mathieu’s installations and performances are confronting, situated somewhere between perceptive reality and a displacement of the imagination. He uses different mediums to destabilise and manipulate viewers into new zones of space and time. This particular piece, The Spiral, consists of five turntables playing samples on an endless loop which you can manipulate yourself in Carriageworks.
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW
When: 1–13 June
More Details: http://carriageworks.com.au/events/mathieu-briand/
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Spice up your winter with a little bit of seduction on stage! WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students will perform Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a sharply drawn tale of sexual power and desire that Cruel Intentions was based upon.
Where: Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley, WA
When: 10–16 June
More Details: https://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/acting/current/les-liaisons-dangereuses
It’s Our Thing: Picasso, Warhol and Hip-Hop
It’s Our Thing revisits the emergence of hip-hop in the western suburb of Sydney Blacktown during the 1990s, when university students gave the popular music genre an Australian accent that stuck, and examines how hip-hop culture influenced the work of two leading contemporary artists, Khaled Sabsabi and Minky Rawat. Picasso and Warhol influenced influenced these artists and art works from the two will be on display here too.
Where: Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown NSW
When: 2 June – 6 August
More Details: http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Discover_Blacktown/Venues_and_Facilities/Arts_Centre/Whats_On/Exhibitions/Its_Our_Thing