The always thought provoking and wildly creative Melbourne Festival is about to start again for 2017. From October 4-22, the Festival will curate unique experiences and performances in dance, theatre, music, visual arts and multimedia.
With the help of our friends at Melbourne Festival, we have a free double pass to giveaway to one of our festival picks. Click the link to go into the draw to win.
Here are our top picks for 2017
All the Sex I’ve Ever Had – Brave (and very much real life) Melbournians from the over-65s take the hot-seat to talk sex. Firsts, lasts, life-changing lovers and forgettable duds take centre stage in this taboo-busting tour of life between the sheets. This is a night of funny and earnest story telling that is sure to be memorable.
The Season – From playwright Nathan Maynard comes a joyous and cheeky play about an Indigenous family and the memories and the bonds that unite them. Each year the Duncans visit Big Dog Island to make the most of mutton-bird season. Old secrets bubble to the surface and new rivalries begin to take shape as the Duncans try to hold it together. This mob of funny, irreverent and sometimes rowdy characters is brought to life by a stellar Aboriginal cast including Tammy Anderson, Trevor Jamieson and Luke Carroll, and director Isaac Drandic.
Requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol– Almost four decades after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Bangsokol is the first major symphonic work to address the legacy of pain left behind. Premiering at the Melbourne Festival, it is a work of deep compassion that explores tragedy and hope in an uplifting work of art. The performance fuses a Buddhist rite bringing peace to the dead, Bangsokol, with the Western tradition of the requiem in an extraordinary performance spanning song, film, dance and speech.
Under Siege – A retelling of a traditional Chinese opera, Farewell My Concubine, in a breathtaking dance performance from master of the form Yang Liping with costumes from Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). This extraordinary visual spectacle includes performers from ballet, hip-hop, king-fu and Peking opera.