Checkhov’s First Play
) has received rave reviews for Irish
Dead Centre theatre company and it makes its first appearance in
Australia only at Brisbane Festival. It’s an innovative production
that hands out headphones to the audience to hear a running
commentary from the director over the dialogue. Clever
and funny, he explains the action and gossips about the cast.
From 21-24 September at Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm.
It’s not the only production that throws all preconceptions of
what stage performance should be out the window. Lindy Hume’s
direction of Opera Queensland’s
not only turns
the classic fairytale into a horror story, she mixes up the music
from rock to opera. Grimm would have been proud. From 3-24
September at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove.
Dancenorth’s wildly colourful sensory performance
is designed for young people but adults too
will get a kick out of the fireworks glasses that let you see
rainbows – something everyone should put on as soon as they
start to get a dim view of the world around them. Behind the
colours, energetic choreography and the laughs there’s a clear
message about the effect digital technology is having on our
brains that audience members of all ages can relate to and
Rainbow Vomit clearly aims to reignite the imagination. From
21-24 September at Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley.
Brisbane Festival is not all about watching – it’s also about
You Should Be Dancing
is a free for all in
Queens Park outside Treasury Casino and Hotel in the city
where everyone gets to learn the moves from 7pm then dance
and see how the experts do it from 8pm. Dance your way around
the world – Jamaican (8 September), Bollywood (9 September),
Latino (10 September) and join the tribute to Brisbane’s historic
dance hall Cloudland with a classic waltz or two (11 September).
For the full program of events seewww.brisbanefestival.com.au
| BNE September/October 2016