With half of the festival still to come, WOMADelaide Day 2 was another wonderful celebration of diversity, passion and musical virtuosity.
WOMADelaide 2017 kicked off in stunning conditions last night and, with the threat of rain later in the weekend, the enthusiastic Friday evening crowd were determined to make the most of the opportunity.
Interactive art installation, Gardens Speak provides a powerful (and very important) exercise in empathy.
One of the first acts to hit the stage when WOMADelaide opens this evening is Xylouris White, a collaboration between Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer, Jim White.
Tonight on the Adelaide Riverbank Palais, the repertoire of Morrissey and The Smiths will be given a unique Mexican makeover with a performance from acclaimed Mariachi outfit, Mexrrissey.
The opening of the 2017 Adelaide Festival was celebrated in grand style on Sunday evening with a free performance on the Adelaide Riverbank by Neil Finn, one of the world’s finest singer-songwriters.
Shôn Dale-Jones is a master story-teller. His one man show, The Duke, is an impressive, multilayered piece, with an appeal that lies in the simplicity of the performer’s approach.
The Riverbank Palais is proving to be a fantastic addition to the Adelaide Festival program this year, hosting a diverse range of performances and forums, including The Duke, a theatre piece by Shôn Dale-Jones. The play begins its limited three night season on the floating venue from this evening, with half the proceeds going to Save the Children’s child refugee efforts.
The Secret River is one of the most important pieces of theatre you are likely to see in this country and, therefore, the perfect centrepiece to the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
‘WHAT IF’, created, written and directed by Mahalia Barr-Mashei with music by Justin Pounsett, tells the story of Maya through a unique combination of song, the spoken word and contemporary dance.