July Sneak Peeks

Welcome to our mid-winter sneak peeks into the major performing arts companies' July opening nights. This really is just a sprinkling of what's going on - click on Performances above for the full list. The performing arts are a shared experience that can also invite participation. This month Sydney Dance Company is teaching thousands of Australians a new dance, TSO brings together two choirs for a special performance and the Australian Ballet will open its doors on People’s Day to share the inner workings of the Ballet. They will entertain, encourage curiosity and inspire.

July Sneak Peeks

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Offshore, Sydney Symphony Orchestra is part way through a seven-city China tour, performing in some of the China's best concert halls. It is also running workshops with music students in Beijing and Guangzhou, giving the musicians a chance to build friendships and professional contacts. Back in Australia, Malthouse and Chinese theatre-maker Meng Jinghui create a cross-cultural, and entirely contemporary interpretation of The Good Person of Szechuan, Bertolt Brecht’s morality play about the exploitative power of capitalism.

Live Performance Australia recently released Size and Scope of the Live Performance Industry 2012. It calculates the sector of which the majors are a significant contributor, generated revenues of $2.55 billion during 2012. Most of this revenue (54%) is spent on people, that is, performers and non-performing support staff such as technical crew and venue staff.

In 2012 the majors employed 8,400 people including 4,600 artists. They also provided training opportunities, fellowships and new partnerships here and abroad.

Collaborative, industrious, ambitious, the majors' performances this month will not disappoint.

Enjoy

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow Executive Director

Australian Major Performing Arts Group
Image: West Australian Opera |The Magic Flute



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