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Melbourne Festival 2011

October 6, 2011toOctober 22, 2011



Melbourne Festival 2011 -theatre Dance Music Opera Visual Arts and Film

  • 6 – 22 October 2011
  • Various venues around Melbourne

Melbourne Festival 2011 encompasses theatre Dance Music Opera Visual Arts and Film. In 2011 it is an international Festival featuring major presentations by visiting artists from countries including Russia, India, Sudan, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the People’s Republic of China, Iraq, Lithuania, Ireland, South Africa, Israel, Syria and Ukraine.

Melbourne Festival Artistic Director,Brett Sheehy, said this year “the Festival examines what it is that unites us across cultures, and includes works that celebrate what can be achieved though unity, through call-to-action, through protest and politics, through assembly of peoples”.

The 2011 Melbourne Festival presents 15 world premieres and 13 Australian premieres in a program of 52 shows, events and projects over 17 days. An arresting and playful sculptural spectacle takes over the streets of Melbourne with subversive Russian art collective, AES+F’s Angels-Demons.

The visual arts program sees Melbourne’s galleries and arts spaces embracing the themes of protest, revolution, agitating and people power.   There will be exhibitions and events at ACCA, MUMA, Gertrude Contemporary, Screen Space, Level 17, Artspace, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Melbourne Festival 2011 website



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