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Seamus Jim Hughes Performance songs and stories

'The human body is at the centre of my practice, I embrace all manners of human expression, whilst emphasising the visual over the purely intellectual.'Born in Dublin, Jim Hughes was awarded a scholarship to study dance and performance in London. He was a leading dancer in many European dance companies before moving to Australia in 1982 to lecture in dance and theatre at WAAPA. In 1988, Hughes founded Fieldworks Performance Group, creating numerous productions, including 'Scenes in a Prison', 'Crossings', 'Why Can't Emus Fly?' and 'Brecht's Women'. In 1998, Hughes returned to Europe and set up an artist-residency studio in Basel, Switzerland, where he continues to develop his diverse artistic practice. He has acted as mentor for James Berlyn on a number of projects, including I Know You're There. Hughes is artist-in-residence at PSAS until September 2018. RSVP Essential to

Little Comedy Lounge Saturdays at Creatures Nextdoor

The Little Comedy Lounge brings comedy to life every Saturday at Creatures Next Door! Come down and enjoy the finer things in life with some local comedy acts, delicious craft beer and a bite to eat. Get down early or stay late to enjoy the fabulous views over the Fremantle Harbour. **please note for any sold out shows there is a small allocation of tickets reserved for door sales (subject to availability). 18 + show For more information on our Live Comedy Saturdays, visit The Comedy Lounge. 


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Bach to the Bush Fremantle

'Bach to the Bush' is a concert series by Novocastrian cellist Anthony Albrecht. An outstanding young musician of international renown, Anthony is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School's prestigious Historical Performance program which he attended on full scholarship, and is currently based in London. Anthony returns to Australia regularly for performances with Pinchgut Opera and the Australian Haydn Ensemble, and has recorded for ABC Classics and VIA Records (New York City). "Fluent and virtuosic..." The Sydney Morning Herald, 2016 "Dynamic flair..." Seen and Heard International, 2018 In these two-hour concerts selections from J.S. Bach's stunning suites for solo cello are interspersed with other short, early works for the instrument and discussion of the historical and cultural context of this timeless music. Wednesday May 30, 7:00pm. St John’s Anglican Church, 24 Adelaide Street, Fremantle. $30/25, Students $10, Under 10 Free.

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Emily Leung Paul Wright

Violinist Emily Leung returns from her studies in America to perform with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. She will be performing Beethoven's Two Romances and Mozart's rarely-performed first violin concerto, in an all-Classical concert directed from the violin by Paul Wright. The rest of this exciting programme includes Boccherini's Symphony 'La Casa del Diavolo' and Haydn's Symphony no.6, 'Le Matin'. Paul Wright will further showcase the classical world of violin writing with the extensive violin solos in this sixth symphony of Haydn.  

THREE SECRETS performance piece

Returning to Perth after successful productions overseas EXISTENCE THEATRE directed by Fremantle artist Bello Benischauer (AUS/AT) invites you to immerse yourself in emotionally guided situations that comment on the many secrets that we hold on to. Three characters touch on issues concerning their gender, expressing how they deal with pain, self-doubts and fragility caused by societal and cultural standards whilst remembering their childhood. Regardless of wether being seated as a spectator on the sides, or choosing to be in the middle of the action around you with overlapping monologues, everyone in the audience gets a different close-up story to take home.  In this not to be missed performance boundaries between performers and audience collapse.  Performers: Helah Milroy, Nathalie Boukpeti, Aska Siragusa in English with small parts spoken in French and Japanese dramaturgy and development - elisabeth m eitelberger written, directed, video & live sound composition - bello benischauer Duration: 84 min - no interval Info: After the PSAS performances we invite the audience members to join us in the bar and to share a vegetarian meal. This is a great opportunity to meet cast and crew and to exchange experiences about the work. 


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