Last week our State Leader Troy Grant announced funding to tour three of our best performing arts companies out to the regions. Never has there been a better excuse to leave work on time or whisk away that special someone for a different sort of date night. Starting in 2016, the performances will tour Lismore, Bathurst, Wagg Wagga, Taree and Orange.
There is something for everyone in the regional arts calendar. The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s tour will include an exhibition of ACO VIRTUAL. This is a fully immersing performance, where the audience can interact with the performers and even play along with the music. This could be your ticket to reducing stress and increasing inspiration.
Performing Lines Pty Ltd will also hit the road, with the performance of Australian Theatre for Young People’s Sugarland on tour. This is a unique story set in the Northern Territory. It tells the tale of five young singers and their local youth worker as they prepare for a singing competition.
Never Did Me Any Harm is a Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company co-production is the captivating story of the reality of parenting today. Set in an Aussie backyard, the story explores the fears of parents using a mix of dance and text. The performance is inspired by Christos Tsiolkas' bestselling novel The Slap, which was also developed into a television series by the ABC in 2011.