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What Not To Miss At Perth Festival 2019

Friday 1st February / presented by James Hall

This week on Artbeat, Wendy Martin, director of Perth Festival, takes over the studio to bring you all the news on the must-see events of the upcoming 4 weeks. The Perth Festival 2019 presents a thrilling program of theatre, dance, circus, opera, visual arts and music from around the world, alongside brilliant new projects from right here in Western Australia.

Wendy kicks off her hour with renowned dancer and Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani and musician, composer Tao Issaro about their show with the Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and Daksha Sheth Dance Company, Kwongkanhelping spread the word about plastic use and climate change - underpinned by a journey of spirituality and culture.

Then Clara Laccerino of Perth Festival and local hip hop star Hyclass join Wendy in the studio, giving us the info on what to catch down at Chevron Gardens this festival, including Wanju Ba Boorlo, Hyclass herself supporting Aloe Blacc, and even free gigs (Calmly, Jack Davies, and Grievous Bodily Calm to name a few!)

Designer Zoe Atkinson, involved in two projects this year, then pops into the studio to talk about the inspirations behind the productions A Ghost In my Suitcase and Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak.

We finish off talking to Bourby Webster, executive Director of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, chatting about Charles Hazelwood and the British Paraorchestra breaking the boundaries of an audience-orchestra relationship and expectations of orchestral musicians in this years Perth Festival.

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