What's on

Fairy Queen

Albany Entertainment Centre
Saturday 20th August 2022 | 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Adult $40 | Concession $27 | Under 16s $5

In an exciting collaboration with the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music, Breaksea presents a new, fully staged production of Fairy Queen - a stunning reinvention of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream and Henry Purcell's baroque opera Fairy Queen directed by Matt Ward. Fairy Queen features a massed cast of actors, choirs and Breaksea youth mentorship participants performing alongside the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music Orchestra led by Shaun Lee Chen and world renowned sopranos Sara Macliver and Pia Adriana Harris.

 

Tickets on sale soon: Albany Entertainment Centre/ Perth Theatre Trust Ticketing

 

Fairy Queen is the final performance of the Shadows - A Youth Mentorship Program which engages with hundreds of regional youth between March and August 2022. Shadows - A Youth Mentorship Program is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music & Albany Entertainment Centre.

2021-03-21 - REAF - Breaksea Community Sing - Joseph Penipe Photography (13 of 13).jpg

East Kimberley Community Choir Launch

 

February - May 2022
Kununurra

Breaksea is pleased to announce the launch of a new choir based in Kununurra. Bringing together some of the members of the former Kununurra community choir with anyone from the community who would like to join, the East Kimberley Community Choir will start rehearsing on Thursday the 10th of February 2022. Our first performance will be at the Ord Valley Muster Party in the Park on Sunday the 22nd of May with special guest artists.

 

The launch will involve skills development for established and new choir members and local music teachers. Sessions will cover vocal technique, music skills, singing in a choir and conducting.

 

To register your interest please email: producer@breaksea.org

 

Breaksea’s East Kimberley Community Choir Launch is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster and Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation.

Music on the Terrace

Toodyay

Performance: Singing, Music, Storytelling,
Saturday 19th March 2022 | 1-3pm
Stirling Terrace, Toodyay 
Free outdoor event

Join us for an afternoon music, singing and stories featuring incredible local artists together with guest performers. 

What happens when an artist, a poet, a singer, a storyteller and a bunch of extraordinary community members spend time sharing stories & exploring themes of identity, home, the creative spark, kindness and what it means to live a wholehearted life? - VIEW FROM THE MAGPIES NEST. This exciting series of pop-up performances is the showcase of a 6 month collaboration between an experienced and talented collection of artists including Matt Ward, Rachael Colmer, Pia Harris, Dave Rastrick and Toodyay locals Emma Pettemerides and Despina Weston. Produced by Breaksea and the Toodyay Community Resource Centre with support from Department of Local Government Sport & Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Regional Arts WA, Shire of Toodyay and Toodyay Theatre Group.

 

Music on the Terrace

Breaksea & Toodyay CRC presents ~
Music on the Terrace
Pop up Live Music & Art in a Covid-19 Safe Environment 
Saturday 19 March 1-3pm
Stirling Terrace, Toodyay 
Free outdoor event   
Featuring Local Toodyay Artists & Internationally acclaimed Artists from Breaksea

VFTMNT-WIX-03_4x-100.jpg
COLS hero image lanscapefacebook final.jpeg

Caretaker Of Lost Selves

 

Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia
Saturday 2nd April 2022 | 4pm & 7pm
Tickets: $20/$10 ($40 Family)

She is the one no one notices, a giant, yet invisible. She follows strangers of all kinds, collecting the lost selves they discard, simply forget or unknowingly lose. You cannot recognise her until you see your lost self cradled in her hand.

A magical multi-arts experience where true stories weave a mysterious tapestry featuring projected visual art, dance, choral singing and live music. Breaksea are pleased to partner with the University of Western Australia's Conservatorium of Music to share  the joy of creativity in communities. The cast features internationally acclaimed soprano Pia Adriana Harris,  UWA music students, community performers & young talent, supported by Breaksea’s Youth Mentorship Program

Text & lyrics by: Matt Ward, Tim Dunn, Jessica Ruggera, Jen Mitchell, Rachael Colmer and participants of the Great Southern. 

Music by ~ Jonathan Brain

Directed by ~ Matt Ward

Choreography by ~ Rita Bush

Scenic art by ~ Jen Mitchell & Mel Daw

Costumes ~ Michelle Ward

Projection Artist ~ Roly Skender

Cast: Tim Dunn, Rita Bush, Pia Harris, Jonathan Brain, Rachael Colmer, Imogen Taylor, Carmen Fasolo, with local community performers.

Caretaker of Lost Selves was created in 2021 supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Regional Arts WA, City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Let’s Shine (Albany Light Opera & Theatre Co.) and Peter Watson.

Breaksea_Seachange_Artwork_FA.jpg

Seachange

 

Workshops: May-August
Public Showcase: Saturday 23rd July 2022
Albany Entertainment Centre

Seachange is a major creative activation taking place in Albany between May and August 2022. Breaksea presents this exciting community participation program of multi-disciplinary workshops exploring the theme of “seachange”. With over 100 workshops on offer, the community is invited to join local and visiting artists-in-residence for puppetry, lantern making, visual art, dance, music, and singing activities.

 

View the workshop schedule HERE

 

Enquiries: producer@breaksea.org

 

Seachange is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Albany Entertainment Centre, City of Albany, City of Albany’s Maritime Festival, and Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company - Let’s Shine.