“S” explores the possibilities of human strength and flexibility through a daring interplay of complex acrobatics. A physical ode to the human body and spirit, “S” is raw energy, dazzling in its intensity.
Inspired by the shape, grammatical functions and sound of the 19th letter of the alphabet, “S” fills the stage with performers at their physical and emotional limits.
A mélange of bodies perform to intoxicating music from Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen and the Kronos Quartet; their sinuous movement at one with the pace and rhythm of the score.
Fresh from a 2013 world tour, Circa’s critically acclaimed “S” has been described as “brilliant limitless…contemporary…and astonishing.”
If you like contemporary dance, physical theatre and circus, you will absolutely love this!
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Mildura is fast becoming a destination of choice for touring musicians with acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Lior Attar performing at Mildura Arts Centre on Thursday 7 August.
A talented guitarist with an amazing voice, Lior hit the Australian music scene in 2005 with his debut album ‘Autumn Flow’. Since then he has received several ARIA nominations as well as being nominated for Triple J’s prestigious ‘J Award’ for Album of the Year.
Read more here: http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=4509
The streets of Ouyen will soon be home to bush ballads, prose and poetry penned by locals as part of Ouyen’s Mallee Up in Lights Small Town Transformation.
The Mallee up in Lights project invites people to compose a poem about the Mallee and what it means to them. The poems will then be displayed on chalk boards set up at different sites throughout Ouyen for people to enjoy.
Read more here: http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=4510
The question is who is the woman in Sir William Orpen’s beautiful painting Madame Errazuriz (1915)? Is she the Chilean patron of modernism and the dashing figure in the Paris of the 1920s, who inspired Pablo Picasso and even Coco Chanel? Or someone else?
Earlier this year, a man in Chile was browsing through the Culture Victoria website.
He found on the site the portrait of a Chilean woman to whom he is related, but noticed that the woman was incorrectly identified. So he emailed Culture Victoria. And that thrust Sir Orpen’s painting into the spotlight.
The email was sent by JCB, a Chilean art collector and relative of Mrs Maria Errazuriz, who died in 1972.
The email claimed the picture is of Maria Errazuriz (nee Edwards) and not Eugenia Errazuriz (nee Huici) as previously thought – though both women were known as Madame Errazuriz.
The painting was donated to the City of Mildura through the R.D Elliott bequest in 1956 by Mrs Hilda Elliott and forms part of Mildura Arts Centre’s permanent collection.
Mildura Rural City Council confirmed that on 12 March this year, Mildura Arts Centre received advice from Culture Victoria, the Victorian Government’s website dedicated to stories from Victoria’s cultural collections, including a selection of works from the Elliott bequest, regarding the painting.
In subsequent correspondence between Mildura Arts Centre and JCB, further evidence was provided, including photographic images that match the person in the portrait.
As the painting is a significant artwork in the permanent collection, Mildura Arts Centre is now looking to formally adopt the amendment to its records regarding the true identity of the woman in the portrait.
Madame Errazuriz 1915, by Sir William Orpen is on display at Mildura Arts Centre until 10 August 2014 as part of The Case for Modern Painting exhibition.