Burnie on countdown for the Tasmanian International Arts activities

Friday, 06 March 2015

The Burnie Arts and Function Centre is a major venue hub for the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

This year the Tasmanian International Arts Festival offers Burnie, and the broader community, a range of exciting, innovative and entertaining performances, exhibitions and experiences from 13 to 29 March 2015.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “We are thrilled that Burnie is able to accommodate an exciting program of performances as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival. Don’t miss out on seeing Tasmanian, interstate and international performers and artists in an amazing festival, presented by Ten Days right here in Burnie.”

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings A Taste of Italy to the Town Hall on Sunday 15 March at 2.30pm, conducted by one of Australia’s pre-eminent conductors, Richard Gill. The program includes Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani, Warlock and Grieg, and features Lloyd Hudson as flute and piccolo soloist.

Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Mr Geoff Dobson said, “This performance will be followed by an exclusive Q&A session with Richard Gill. This is the only Q&A Richard is doing in Tasmania as part of his tour with the TSO, so make sure you book your tickets as spaces are limited.”

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning ensemble Circa will take you Beyond into an unexpectedly moving world of rabbit heads, Rubik’s Cubes and blindfolds. This circus spectacular will be held in the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Theatre on Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 18 March, at 7pm.

You will be powerless to resist the lure of the dance floor once El Son Entero (Cuban cabaret) set the evening alight with their seductive syncopated beats and sultry melodies, at the Burnie Town Hall on Tuesday 24 March at 8pm.

Hamlet, de los Andes is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before: performed in Spanish (with English surtitles projected onto the wall) combined with Bolivian music. This raw contemporary theatre is on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March at 8pm

For the kids and young-at-heart, Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre brings the interactive artwork I Think I Can to the Burnie Regional Art Gallery from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March.

“You are invited to inhabit a delightful miniature town and become active members of the tiny community. Forget reality television, this project will have you hooked and fascinated.

“Visit and create a character of your own and see what they get up to once you leave the space. I have not seen anything like this before!” Mr Dobson said.

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra celebrates 50 years with TYO FIVE-O showcasing a selection of percussive and pulsating pieces by some of Australia’s brightest new stars, at Burnie Town Hall on Saturday 28 March at 7 pm.

“Thanks to the outstanding support Burnie receives from the Tasmanian International Arts Festival, programs of this nature would not otherwise be available here,” Mr Dobson said.

For ticket information please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net