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February 2017
Free

Provocations: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Northcote High School, 19–25 St Georges Rd, Northcote + Google Map

  Featuring Rebecca Lim, Alice Pung and Leanne Hall, ‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ will address the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us. Each of the writers brings a unique perspective to the discussion, pushing back against the idea that there is only one authentic Asian Australian story, and demonstrating the importance of listening to and embracing a wide range of voices. The panel will be recorded and made available on the Stella Podcast. RSVP via trybooking.

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FREE

Provocations: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Northcote High School, 19–25 St Georges Rd
Northcote, Australia
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Provocations: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia, presented by The Stella Prize.   What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia? Featuring Rebecca Lim, Alice Pung and Leanne Hall, ‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ will address the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us. Each of the writers brings a unique perspective to the discussion, pushing back against the idea that there is only one authentic Asian Australian story, and demonstrating the importance of listening to and embracing a wide range of voices. The panel will be recorded and made available on the Stella Podcast, and the theme will be further explored in a series of guests…

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$25 - $35

Pearl River Delta Dance (Super Cell Festival of Contemporary Dance)

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm AEST

Pearl River Delta Dance A Delta Moves project. Delta Moves is a confluence of contemporary dance at the pan-Pearl River Delta region. Supported by: 2016 Major Cultural Exchange Projects with Hong Kong and Macau and 2016 China Friendship Association of Cultural Circles Supported Key Projects. Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau, Guangdong Province Department of Culture   Point One (excerpt) guangdong modern dance company | CHINA Point One was a full-length work created by Li Pian Pian and Tan Yuan Bo, two of the most promising up and coming choreographers in China, on an ensemble of fourteen dancers. This iteration of the work was the result of an ongoing research of the couple choreographers’ approach to dance expressions, which are rid of formal precepts and true to the essence of human nature. Virtuous and poetic, highly fluid and dynamic, this piece presents a unique perspective with focused and dynamic movement language. Choreography Li…

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$25.50 - $30

ARISTOPHANES at XO STATE (Music)

February 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Aristophanes is a Taipei based artist, whose striking verbal wordplay, poetry, and forward thinking delivery has seen her rise to be at the very forefront of the new sounds emerging of the new Taiwan.   Fusing elements of Hip-Hop, Slam Poetry, Jazz, Soul and Electronica, her music has been featured by international press including The Fader, Rolling Stone, VICE, and has received radio play on Zane Lowe's show on Beats 1, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, and Triple J. Her collaboration track with Grimes "SCREAM" featured on many critics choice LP album of the year for 2015, Art Angels, released on seminal UK indie label 4AD. Aristophanes has performed at international music festivals including Coachella—becoming the first Taiwanese artist to do so—SXSW, and Laneway. Aristophanes is currently working on her debut LP, inspired by the timeless Stanley Kubrick directed Sci-fi, 2001 : A Space Odyssey, with production from Will Butler of…

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$25.50 - $30

REBEL MUSIK at XO STATE (Music / Performance)

February 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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For renowned Papuan Producer / Percussionist / Activist – Airileke, music is his weapon. Rebel Musik sees Airileke bring rising stars from Port Moresby’s urban music scene, traditional dancers from the highlands of PNG, along with Australian and West Papuan artists from Airi’s back catalogue of collaborators including members of Grrilla Step, Twin Tribe, Paluai Sook Sook, Drum Drum and Rize of the Morning Star. Together they present Rebel Musik – urgent, political, in-your-face musik from one of the harshest urban environments on the planet.   The show is a new flip on log drumming of the Manus islands, heavy Krump meets traditional Sing Sing, Sound Scapes that take you deep into the jungle and back. Hauntingly beautiful Kwakumba flutes evoke the Birds of Paradise and new forms of Urban dance from West Papua and PNG. The strength & importance of the Kundu / Tifa (drum) takes it’s integral place…

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$36 - $40

PARVATHY BAUL at XO STATE (Music / Performance)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Breathtaking master singer, instrumentalist, painter and storyteller Parvathy Baul is one of the leading exponents of Baul sung poetry, the stunning ancient vocal tradition of the Baul mystic bards of Bengal.   Celebrating the lineage of the great Sufis and mystics, Parvathy Baul returns to Melbourne for one durational performance accompanied by master musicians and storytellers from the ancient Bengal traditions of Baul, Fakir and Alpana. Ancient Indian practices and living traditions reveal the devotional forms of spiritual transcendence through dance, design, music and sung poetry including the sacred art of Alpana – slowly revealing mesmerising traditional patterns.   And the quote from Supersense is still great: “Her clear, soaring voice seems otherworldly and divinely inspired.”(VANCOUVER OBSERVER)

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$20 - $25

TAKAO KAWAGUCHI: ABOUT KAZUO OHNO (Dance)

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - February 26 @ 6:00 pm AEDT
Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North
Melbourne, Victoria 3054 Australia
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Takao Kawaguchi, reconsiders authorship and artistic freedom by recreating the movements of legendary Butoh dancer, Kazuo Ohno.   Takao Kawaguchi’s performance, About Kazuo Ohno, caused a great deal of controversy when it premiered in Tokyo in 2013. Using video recordings of the premiere performances of butoh master Kazuo Ohnoʼs early masterpieces including Admiring La Argentina (1977), My Mother (1981), and Dead Sea, Ghost, Wienerwaltz (1985), Kawaguchi attempts to replicate Ohno’s movements. Ohnoʼs dance is often characterised as being largely improvisational and unique in his distinctive bodily features and movements, which were essential to his ‘dance of soul.’ In an attempt to copy his dance, Kawaguchi’s inevitable divergences come to reveal the distinction between the original and the copy, which in turn reveal the unavoidable interpretive agency of the copier. The copy becomes original. In copying recordings that are themselves copies—or perhaps even copies of copies, Kawaguchi works in direct violation of Ohno’s methodology, which stated that, “if there is the…

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$25.50 - $30

PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND at XO STATE (Music)

February 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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The concept of Paradise Bangkok was born out of looking for records.   Back in 2009 DJs Maft Sai and Chris Menist pooled together their collection of obscure Reggae, African, Jazz and Thai vinyl to put on the very first Paradise Bangkok party. Thai luk thung and molam, both popular, rural music styles were spun alongside Mulatu, Augustus Pablo, R.D. Burnam and Fela Kuti, and the duo ended up playing in Japan, Vietnam, Germany, London, Switzerland, Austria and France. They also co-compiled the two volumes of Sound of Siam for Soundway, as well as Thai? Dai! for Finders Keepers. The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band came out of these sessions and they made their live debut in the Thai capital in 2012. Drawn from different music scenes in Bangkok, the band consists of Kammao Perdtanon on phin (Thai lute), Sawai Kaewsombat on khaen, a type of bamboo harmonica, Piyanart Jotikasthira on bass,…

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March 2017
$41.65 - $49

Dancing with Death (Asia TOPA)

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - March 4 @ 8:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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The line between life and death is joyously erased in a physical work of rare intensity.   Award-winning Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun leads you into a space between life and death, where the material and immaterial meet, and where body and spirit exist in a state of kinetic freedom.   When Klunchun first visited the Phi Ta Khon ghost festival, he found a place where the living and the dead mingled and death was not to be feared but celebrated. Through vibrant and colourful costumes and masks – and dance that is free, fluid and organic – fertility and mortality were woven together to joyfully honour both.   Inspired, Klunchun went on to invent a new physical language marrying the improvisational and intuitive nature of folk expression with his contemporary choreographic system based on classical Thai dance.   Step onto the State Theatre stage for an up-close experience that's out of this…

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$30 - $40

The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang)

March 8 - March 11
Gorman Arts Centre, C Block Theatre
Canberra, Australia
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The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) traces the story of Ikan, an Indonesian boy who goes fishing one day and fails to return. Fearing the worst, his family hires a famed seafarer to track him down – he finds nothing. Combining Indonesian puppetry, music and digital projection, The Age of Bones follows Ikan’s fantastical story from Indonesia to his eventual imprisonment ‘down under’ and his fight to get home to his family. A heartfelt and darkly funny tale inspired by the real-life stories of 60 Indonesian boys imprisoned in Australia for working on refugee boats. A biting and magical satire set deep beneath the sea! A Satu Bulan/ Teater Satu/ Performing Lines Co-Production. Presented in Canberra by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres. VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : C Block Theatre, Canberra COST: $40 adult| $35 concession or group 4+| $30 student or under 30 | Family (2 adults + 2…

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$30 - $38

CRY JAILOLO (Brisbane SuperCell Festival of Contemporary Dance)

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
The Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Brisbane, Australia
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  Fresh from a string of dates at Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival, OZAsia Festival, AsiaTOPA and multiple European cities, Cry Jailolo is set to ignite the The Tivoli stage in a sign of exciting things to come for the venue, Supercell Dance Festival and Brisbane's thriving arts scene. “an exquisite fusion of traditional dance with a contemporary choreographic sensibility... intensely satisfying” - THE ADVERTISER Driven by the relentless rhythms of the ocean and the life that teems within, Cry Jailolo is an hour of constant motion in a shimmering halo of hope. The remote Indonesian town of Jailolo is home to some of the world's most spectacular coral seascapes, and choreographer Eko Supriyanto spent two years diving with 350 local youths to understand their relationship with this ancient ecology. He surfaced profoundly affected by the bond these young men share with their underwater environment, and together they began to build…

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$25 - $35

Take a chance on contemporary dance at Arts House (14 – 26 Mar 2017)

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 26 @ 10:00 pm AEDT
Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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Arts House will blow the lid off contemporary dance with ten extraordinary works presented by over 50 artists as part of Dance Massive 2017. During March, these ten dance works will have audiences drifting, flocking, skating, bending and lying down in awe of contemporary dance. 14 – 18 Mar 2017 Nick Power – Between Tiny Cities (Arts House) 14 – 18 Mar 2017 Victoria Hunt – Tangi Wai … the cry of water (Meat Market) 14 – 18 Mar 2017  Shian Law – Vanishing Point (Meat Market) 16 – 26 Mar 2017 Lucy Guerin Inc – Split (Arts House) 17 – 19 Mar 2017 Lz Dunne – Aeon (Royal Park) 20 Mar 2017 James Batchelor – Deepspace (Meat Market) 21 – 25 Mar 2017 Nat Curiso – Tiny Slopes (Meat Market) 22 – 26 Mar 2017 Mariaa Randall – Divercity (Arts House) 22 – 26 Mar 2017 Rebecca Jensen – Deep Sea Dances (Meat Market) 24 – 26 Mar 2017 The Farm – Cockfight (Meat Market)

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$120

Women of the World: Some Women’s Work

March 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St
Footscray, Victoria Australia
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  In partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre's Women of the World Festival, Peril is proud to host a bang-on panel to discuss the nature of "women's work": Why is it a woman’s work never done? This panel will examine different understandings of labour in a range of ‘feminised’ sectors, in both global and local contexts, including understandings of work often rendered invisible, stigmatised or poorly valued. Chaired by Eleanor Jackson, and featuring writer and CEO of the Social Studio, Eugenia Flynn, poet and activist, Sadaf Saaz, and lawyer and author Priya Srinivasan. As this event is part of a ticketed festival, we advise that you investigate further on FCAC's website. Tickets are available in the form of day passes from $120.

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April 2017
FREE

One World Adventure

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
Monash University, Clayton Campus Centre, Main Dining Hall, Clayton Campus Centre
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Artwork by student Yusra Shahid, image for Peril Magazine Event Calendar

One World Adventure is a one day festival, brought to you by MUISS, the Monash University International Students Service. From 11am, grab your train ticket at the door, and join a collection of cultural clubs in a series of activities, live performances, free food and adventure, as you take a trip around the world with MUISS. You might be able to try your hand at writing your name in Hangul (the Korean alphabet), taste a little baklava, or enter the stein holding competition! Follow the event so you can be in the know with all of the latest updates! And we'll see you on April 27!  

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Call for Submissions – Channels Festival (The Australian Video Art Festival )

April 25 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Channels Festival, ONLINE + Google Map
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Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival is dedicated to showcasing new contemporary moving image by some of the most exciting Australian and international artists. Following on from the success of our 2013 and 2015 events, Channels Festival is back for 2017 with a dynamic and inclusive festival of public engagement programs, free exhibitions, screenings and international and online programs. We’re currently seeking single-screen videos under 15 minutes for our popular Video Visions screening to be held at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Submissions are open to both Australian and International artists. Submissions close 3rd May. For further information, visit the Channels Festival Webpage.  

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FREE

Decolonising Climate Action

April 25 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St
Brunswick, Victoria Australia
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Decolonising Climate Action Black Dot Gallery For Peril Event Calendar

This event brings together artists, activists and experts to creatively respond to and discuss Indigenous knowledge systems informing decolonised climate action on land management, sustainability, climate justice and climate refugees. Featuring: Readings from Feedback Loop artist Katie West and Claire G Coleman Conversation on Decolonising Climate Action Facilitated by Dr Tyson Yunkaporta with Jacynta Fuamatu from 350Pacific, Allara Pattison from Seed Mob Youth Climate Network and Flow artist Jen Rae Contemporary dance performance from Feedback Loop artist Jahra Rager Wasasala.

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FREE

Melbourne Karaoke Festival

April 28 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST
Unnamed Venue, 206 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Karaoke enthusiasts are set to go head to head at the Melbourne Karaoke Festival – with $3,000 in cash prizes up for grabs! Think you’ve got what it takes? There are three categories, designed to cater for divas that can’t share the stage, couples that can’t do it alone & groups of three or more – in other words SOLOS, DUETS & BANDS. The best from each will take home a $1,000 cash prize & some serious street cred. Fuel the fun with takeaway options available on the night from some of Melbourne’s best Dumpling restaurants, including Tim Ho Wan Melbourne, China Red, China Chilli & Dragon Boat. And as karaoke is thirsty work – Collingwood’s Sample Brew will be serving up Dutch courage for those hitting the stag...e and those having to endure the hits and misses. The first 400 people to arrive at the Sample Brew pop-up from…

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FREE

Buddha Birth Day Festival 2017 (Brisbane)

April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 9:00 pm AEST
The South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, 4000 QLD Australia + Google Map
Buddha Birthday Festival Brisbane, 2017. Multicultural Festivals in Brisbane.

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world. This year the Buddha Birth Day Festival is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary at The Parklands at Southbank.  continue to showcase the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society, as visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds.

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May 2017
FREE

Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne 2017

May 6
Federation Square, Federations Square
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne is an event which aims to promote Malaysia’s famous multi-racial culture & society through an exciting and inclusive festival featuring live performances, games and exhibitions, and Malaysian cuisine. It is presented with a familiar “open house” style which is a common practice in various Malaysian festivals ...that see family, friends and even the whole neighbourhood coming together to celebrate with great fun and laughter! Being one of the flagship events proudly organised by the MCulture arm of Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Malaysia, Melbourne, Fiesta Malaysia 2017 is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Melbourne and other corporate sponsors.

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$37 - $44

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017 (Brisbane)

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - May 13 @ 10:00 pm AEST
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Australia
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MICF Roadshow 2017 Brisbane

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse Buckle up Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show. Every year our cast of intrepid entertainers board the bus and set their sights on over 80 destinations across this great Southern land. No road is left untraveled and no sides are left un-split, from Darwin to Devonport and everywhere in between! Don’t miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town! Lineup:…

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FREE

HRAFF Goes West – Presented by the Human Rights Art and Film Festival

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St
Footscray, Victoria Australia
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Film still from Spear, photo credit Edward Mulvihill, Human Rights Art and Film Festival, image for Peril Magazine Event Calendar

Join us in celebrating 10 years of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival this May. Celebrations kick off with performances by musicians and artists involved in THE KEY OF SEA, a collaborative music project by some of Australia’s nest established artists and extraordinary musicians who brought their cultural heritage from across the sea, escaping war, hardship or persecution. This will be followed by a screening of SPEAR, the cinematic feature lm debut from Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre , Stephen Page, and post-film Q&A with Spear producer John Harvey. WHEN: Saturday 13 May, 2pm – 8pm VENUE: Performance Space COST: Free, booking required FIND OUT MORE: http://footscrayarts.com/event/hraff-goes-west-2017/ BOOK NOW: http://2017.hraff.org.au/events/hraff-goes-west-music-movement/ Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in association with Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

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