Burgess a finalist in nationwide stroke award

Gretel Burgess… finalist for “Stroke of Luck”.  Photograph: Andrew Sikorski

STROKE survivor and theatre-maker Gretel Burgess has been nominated as a finalist within the Nationwide Stroke Basis’s Inventive Award for her dance theatre work, “Stroke of Luck”, which we featured on the duvet of “CityNews” just lately. The finals on Might 4 might be telecast dwell.

“THE Rocky Horror Present” is about to show 50, having first been born in Aussie director Jim Sharman’s manufacturing on the Royal Court docket Theatre Upstairs in 1973. It’s since turn out to be a cult sensation on stage and display, translated into 20 languages. Its anniversary manufacturing might be on the Canberra Theatre, September 29-October 7, with Olivier-winning performer David Bedella taking part in mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank-N-Furter.

AUSTRALIAN Dance Week is sort of upon us and Ausdance ACT’s visitor performers embody former Canberran Jozsef Trefeli, a serious exponent of folkloric and particularly Hungarian dance. There’ll be a free Hungarian dance workshop and Jinx 103 efficiency within the Principal Corridor, Gorman Arts Centre, noon-2pm, April 29, adopted by “Creature”, a 40-minute work about “origins” to be carried out by Trefeli and Gyula Cserepes. Particulars at ausdance.org.au

ALSO free to the general public is younger Sydney pianist Tony Lee’s solo efficiency of Schubert and Bartok on the ANU Drill Corridor Gallery, 12.30 pm, April 27 as a part of Canberra Worldwide Music Competition.

A HIGHLIGHT of the music pageant might be “Seeds of Life, that includes the Djinama Yilaga choir and clarinettist Oliver Shermacher, culminating in a efficiency of “Hillscape”, choreographed by Australian Dance Occasion’s Ashlee Bye, with a brand new composition by Dan Walker. Nationwide Arboretum, 11am, April 28.

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“CRIMES of the Coronary heart”, by Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Beth Henley, is coming to Canberra Rep quickly in a manufacturing by Karen Vickery. The story, set in Mississippi, revolves round three sisters coming collectively. It was launched as a movie in 1986, with Sissy Spacek, Diane Keaton and Jessica Lang, however Vickery thinks that was over-sentimentalised. At Canberra Rep Theatre, April 27-Might 13.

THE Australian Catholic College’s Prize for Poetry is likely one of the richest in Australia with a pool of $18,000. It’s celebrating a decade this yr. Canberra poets Geoff Web page and John Foulcher are among the many former winners. This yr’s theme is “love”, however much less the Keats type and extra the sort impressed by Martin Luther King Jr. when he stated: “I’ve determined to stay to like… Hate is just too nice a burden to bear”. Entries to  acu.edu.au


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