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March 2017

The East Pointers

2 March

With their adrenalized and ridiculously hip performance, beautiful songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies, The East Pointers are torchbearers for a new wave in traditional Celtic music. They brought the house down on their 2016 tour of Australia, gracing the stages of more than 25 festivals and venues across the country. Their 2017 national tour is sure to raise the roof yet again! The East Pointers are touring Australia from 1 March to 1 May 2017, with shows…

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CLASS CLOWNS 2017 : National Secondary School Comedy Competition : Hobart Heat / TAS State Final

8 March

“Class Clowns is about brand new talent and ideas but also about building confidence in young people and watching them experience the pure joy of being on stage” – Anne Edmonds, Comedian Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival‘s development program for young people around the country. From comedy workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, Class Clowns engages and inspires young funny peeps to hone their potential. With alumni including Joel Creasey, Josh Thomas, Neel Kolhatkar and Tom…

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DEADLY FUNNY 2017 : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Comedy Competition : Hobart Heat / TAS State Final

9 March

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearths the freshest, fiercest and funniest Indigenous talent from around the country. A trip to Melbourne and $2000 is up for grabs! Deadly Funny is always a significant and vibrant event. Heading into its 11th year, this one-of-a-kind comedy competition is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 and over. All you have to do is have up to 5 minutes of funny material.…

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$20 - $35

Fire : Ten Days on the Island 2017

17 March

Presented by Silkweed for Ten Days on the Island 2017 We Remember the Past: We look to the Future. Stories, Images, Music, Poetry Silkweed is known and loved for historically themed, hauntingly insightful performances. Using Original compositions, rare archival images, poetry and narrative, the enseble take their audiences back to important and fascinating events in Tasmania’s past. FIRE recalls the catastrophic fires of 1967, moving smoothly and soulfully through to the present day and the impact of climate change. The music…

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$35 - $45

The Frock : Ten Days on the Island 2017

17 March - 18 March

Presented by MADE (Mature Artist Dance Experience) and Graeme Murphy in association with Ten Days on the Island 2017  “The Frock is neither a dress nor a gown, it is an entity and like other invaders from the ‘mainland’ this frock held unknown consequences – even months in the ‘quarantine of layby’ could not reduce its feral potency.” – Graeme Murphy, AO MADE, in collaboration with Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, brings to the stage an impeccably produced dance theatre work that draws…

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$20 - $25

Dance Interrogations : Ten Days on the Island 2017

20 March - 21 March

Part of Ten Days on the Island 2017 Dance Interrogations plays between the formats of video installation and contemporary dance performance, featuring Screendance artist Dianne Reid and Melinda Smith, a dancer living with cerebral palsy. The two build upon their unique six-year collaboration in which they have developed strong performance models beyond the confines of commonly held disability stereotypes. Through the lens of a stark and tender portrait of partnership, and ghosted by the presence of others on screen, Dance…

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$23 - $29

You, Me and the Space Between : Ten Days on the Island 2017

24 March - 26 March

Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Ten Days on the Island 2017 The Island of the Proud Circle has sprung a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing altogether. It takes the wandering, wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways. Adventures happen, horizons widen, important things are said: “Unknowns, which worry us, can actually hold unthoughtofs, which teach us.” Artist Tom O’Hern will draw the story as actor…

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