June Sneak Peeks

The major performing arts opening nights in June offer vibrant works from some of Australia's and the world's most accomplished artists and creatives. Little Bird (pictured above)—a new work—is a one man musical drama written especially for the talents of the incomparable king of cabaret, Paul Capsis, and premières in Adelaide. Circus Oz's brand spanking new show But Wait…There’s More makes its world première under the Big Top in Melbourne. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra brings the best-selling children’s book, The Peasant Prince, to life with music, storytelling and big-screen projections.

June Sneak Peeks

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The book is based on the life of Li Cunxin, now artistic director of Queensland Ballet. The ballet is also in the final stages of preparation for its Australian première of Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production, Romeo and Juliet,a much celebrated work of 20th century dance. In the west, the next generation of talented choreographers, drawn from the ranks of West Australian Ballet’s own dancers, are creating a number of new works in Genesis, also opening this month.

Jack Thompson said at the Jackman Furness Foundation launch in Perth to support arts education in Australia recently, "The arts are the dew that wets the nest of the imagination and there is where our future will flourish." The MPA Arts Education network sees first hand the impact of arts ed on youthful minds and will be celebrating and interrogating it at a forum on 30 June to 1 July.

Enjoy the performing arts on offer this month—the scope and diversity is exhilarating.

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow Executive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group

image: Paul Capsis in Little Bird (State Theatre Company South Australia)

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