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Songs My Mother Taught Me

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Songs and stories passed down between generations has long been a pillar of culture and community. In this concert, the Chamber Singers and Children’s Choir join forces to perform folk songs from around the world, including music from Finland, China, and Lithuania. Luminescence is proud to present a number of contemporary interpretations of folk songs […]

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Escalate II

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Join us for the second season of Escalate – Ausdance ACT’s exciting new mentoring program! A range of young dance artists specialising in different dance genres from across Canberra will be presenting performances workshopped through 3 months of mentoring. They will be joined by dancers from other mentoring programs run by Tuggeranong and Belconnen Arts […]

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be:longing/ Shostakovich

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Art from the 20th and 21st centuries often has a personal biographical element, immersed in contemporary events, environment, circumstance and questions of identity. On August 22, this element is common in a unique exchange between authors from be:longing magazine and some of Australia’s most dynamic young classical musicians that tells several stories of varied perspectives, interwoven […]

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The Salt Room (September)

Published: Thursday, 3 August 2017

Brought to you by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Salt Room presents poetry in its many forms. Featuring national, international and Territory poets alongside performers from varied disciplines, this is a night that combines experiments, entireties and fractures. Featuring Tahi Atea, Sarah Rice and Joshua Bell. ARTIST BIOS Tahi Atea […]

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Water Pushes Sand

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

In Water Pushes Sand, composer Erik Griswold, the Australian Art Orchestra, and all-star performers from China’s Sichuan Province fuse Sichuan melodies and rhythms with modern jazz improvisation, and video projections that evoke the vibrant landscape of the provincial captital, Chengdu. Commonly referred to as the ‘Texas of China’, Sichuan is known for its brash and […]

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Way out West

Published: Monday, 17 July 2017

Ainslie and Gorman is thrilled to welcome Way Out West to the AInslie Arts Centre, on the Canberra leg of their national tour. Led by daring trumpeter/composer Peter Knight, Way Out West’s latest, self-titled album features koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura and won the 2016 Age/Music Victoria ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ along with rave reviews […]

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Canberra Obscura: Metropolis

Published: Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Escape the weight of a long winter and immerse yourself in our art playground. With drinks to warm you and food to fill you, CANBERRA OBSCURA: METROPOLIS is a night of enthralling performance and emphatic beats, experimentation and the unexpected. Canberra Obscura: Metropolis is an exploration of where the tipping point reverberates, a delicate magnetic push and pull. […]

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Andromeda is Coming

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Andromeda is Coming (Charles Martin and Alexander Hunter) are a Canberra-based duo working with viola da gamba, percussion, field recordings and live electronics. Martin and Hunter combine these treated acoustic sounds and homemade iPad apps with projected visuals to create immersive performance environments. The duo have performed at the Electrofringe (Sydney) You Are Here (Canberra) […]

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The Salt Room (July)

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Brought to you by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Salt Room presents poetry in its many forms. Featuring national, international and Territory poets alongside performers from varied disciplines, this is a night that combines experiments, entireties and fractures. July’s edition of The Salt Room features writer and theatre-maker Emma Gibson, […]

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Shoeb Ahmad – “mask-ed” Single Launch

Published: Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Fresh from making noise with the likes of Agency, Oranges and Tangents, Canberra’s own Shoeb Ahmad returns to the solo stage with a six-piece band to launch “mask-ed”, their first solo release since 2011’s Watch/Illuminate. A minimalist soul trip with lush harmonies and slow grooves, “mask-ed” narrates the struggles of true identity and secrets kept around […]

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