Artsday / Twists and turns in kabuki play

A earlier present by Za Kabuki. Photograph: Helen Musa.

Arts editor HELEN MUSA appears on the weekend’s arts choices in right now’s “Artsday” column.

THE play chosen this 12 months by ANU’s Japanese-language theatre troupe, Za Kabuki, is “Yo wa nasake ukina no yokogushi (Scarface Yosaburō)”, a melodramatic love story a few gangster’s moll and the adopted son of a rich store proprietor, involving many twists and turns. Canberra Rep Theatre, October 7-9.

IN response to the area of the Smokestack Gallery, glass artist Consuelo Cavaniglia will use reflection, transparency and lightweight to create an immersive set up primarily based on her analysis into color and optics, whereas in the primary gallery Hannah Gason’s new physique of works continues her sequence till November 27. Official opening, 4pm, October 8.

GORMAN Arts Centre in Braddon is holding a day of family-friendly springtime celebrations within the East Courtyard with meals distributors, roving performers and music between 1pm and 4pm, Friday (October 7).

At GOST. Vanessa Ion, “Whistler and Roland”, yarn, polymer clay and tissue paper.

GALLERY of Small Issues in Watson is opening its remaining present for 2022, “Hope”, ensuing from a artistic change between GOST and Sydney’s Australian Design Centre. Till October 23.

AUTHOR Ian Burnet might be in dialog with Sally Burdon about his guide, “Joseph Conrad’s Japanese Voyages. Tales of Singapore and An East Borneo River” at Asia Bookroom, Macquarie, 3pm, Saturday (October 8). Entry by gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Basis.

On stage

  • DARAMALAN Theatre Firm is staging the musical “Shrek” at McCowage Corridor, Daramalan Faculty, Dickson, 7pm, October 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 1pm, October 15.
  • “Curses to Newton” sees Brett Hoppenbrouwer seem as a bumbling scientific wannabe who stumbles, juggles and explodes by way of rediscovering a few of Isaac Newton’s most well-known finds. Rehearsal Room, Belconnen Arts Centre, 11am and 2pm, Friday, October 7.
  • DRAMATIC Productions is staging “Faculty of Rock” at Gungahlin Theatre, October 7-22, the place out-of-work Dewey Finn, who fancies himself as an amazing rockstar, pretends to be a substitute trainer at a faculty.
  • REBUS Theatre’s Playback Ensemble has simply completed touring “At The Finish Of Our Avenue” as a part of Venture Alchemy, and might be at The Hive, Queanbeyan, 7pm, October 7; the Nationwide Theatre, Braidwood, 2pm, October 9 and at last at The Avenue Theatre, Childers Avenue, Canberra, 2pm, October 15.


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Ian Meikle, editor