7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (September 2016)

September and Spring time is officially here and around the country, arts festivals are kicking off, not to mention some world-renowned theatre productions in some of our finest venues too. Check out our picks for events you simply cannot miss this month!

Sydney Fringe Festival

The first of two big festivals exploring everything that is bursting out of the arts scene has already started in Sydney. Ranging from circus to comedy and everything in between, Sydney Fringe will have something on offer, only just a little bit unique.

Where: Various Venues
When: Continues until September 30th
More Details: http://sydneyfringe.com

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Much like Sydney’s Festival, Melbourne Fringe has quite the line up of great performers and events happing in it. Improv has seen a resurgence within the southern city in particular, and both in theatrical and comedic forms, this years’ Melbourne Fringe has oodles of it.

Where: Various Venues
When: Runs from September 15th through until October 2nd
More Details: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/

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Confluence Festival of India

Australia’s biggest Indian festival, Confluence Festival of India, brings two works: Sonam Kalra and The Sufi Gospel Project, as well as Sriyah by the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, to the QPAC next month. The performances themselves span from both classical forms to more contemporary fare, showcasing the best Indian arts can offer.

Where: Queen Street Mall, QPAC and Kelvin Grove Campus (QUT)
When: The Brisbane events kick off on September 15th and continue until October 24th
More Details: www.confluencefoi.com/

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Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White

Our reviewer Laura describes this performance is a “deliciously dark retelling of the classic Brother’s Grimm tale.” Ballet Preljocaj’s version of this tale has the whim of moodiness but also a sense of grandiose.

Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC (Brisbane)
When: Season continues until September 11th
More Details: https://www.qpac.com.au

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As If To Nothing

Keeping in step with the dancing tip, As If To Nothing is an examination of modernity and unique rhythms. Created by Oz Asia, 14 of Hong Kong’s best contemporary dancers delve into a multimedia landscape of memory, déjà vu and sensory distortion.

Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
When: The season premieres on September 22nd and continues until September 24th
More Details: www.ozasiafestival.com.au/events/as-if-to-nothing

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Barefoot In The Park

If romantic comedy is your thing in the theatre, then Perthians should go and check out this lovely production at the Melville Theatre. Director Trevor Dhu and his cast take on that idea of ‘Opposites Attract’ and making something overly joyous.

Where: Melville Theatre, Perth
When: The 2016 season runs from September 2nd until September 17th
More Details: www.meltheco.org.au

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Basically Beethoven #3 – Selby & Friends

Selby & Friends’ hugely popular foray into the chamber music of Beethoven is revisited again with iconic Australian virtuosi, violinist Dene Olding and cellist Julian Smiles, joining pianist Kathryn Selby in a wonderful selection of the master’s violin and cello sonatas and piano trios.

Where: Various Venues, touring nationally
When: Basically Beethoven #3 runs from September 18th until September 25th
More Details: www.selbyandfriends.com.au

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