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The Lonesome West at JWCOCA

Well-meaning but troubled priest, Father Welsh, desperately attempts to reconcile the brothers fearing their violence will spiral towards a bloody end. Girleen, a beautiful young school girl, provides hope for a brighter future, if only the men can find compassion in their hearts.   //   The Lonesome West is a darkly irreverent but uproariously funny black comedy, from Martin McDonagh, the Academy Award-winning author of In Bruges. The Lonesome West 8 - 18 November ...

SUPERCELL: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane

Co-­founded and curated by Kate Usher and Glyn Roberts, SUPERCELL was born one evening in the midst of a nasty tropical storm. The term refers to the collision of multiple particles to create a major event with widespread beauty, ferocity, spectacle and rejuvenation -­ the perfect description of a festival only Brisbane and its unique climate, could create. // The opportunity for Brisbane and Queensland to be the centre of dance in Australia and recognised on the global stage persua...

Curators In Space: Shift at JWCOCA

The exhibition has been curated by the 2016 Curators in Space participants -Zoe Blandford, Gillian Jones, Jo Kaspari and Emma McLean.   //   Shift is an investigation into the continuity of change. For millennia humankind has witnessed change within natural and man-made environments, within the global community and, perhaps imperceptibly, within the individual. Simultaneously both reliable and unpredictable, the only constant on which we can be certain is humanity’s ...

Driftwood at JWCOCA

On Friday 17 June, Brisbane’s Casus Circus presents their highly anticipated new work Driftwood for one night only at the Judith Wight Centre of Contemporary Arts. // Through the unique acrobatic shapes signature to Casus, Drfitwood takes you on a journey of explosive encounters, hidden looks and humorous discoveries. In this colourful and turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, watch Casus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact. T...

When the Rain Stops Falling at JWCOCA

In an achingly beautiful story that spans four generations and two continents, this powerful drama is an investigation of mortality and family, of shared experience and inherited legacies, of the strength of nature and the compassion of humanity. Join Ipswich’s THAT Production Company on a breath-taking mystery in collaboration with a passionate creative team of performers and artists, and a story from one of Australia’s most acclaimed and successful playwrights, Andrew Bovell ...

Kaleidoscope at JWCOCA

Ethan Langridge was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at four years of age. Because of this syndrome Ethan perceives the world differently. He understands the world through touch; senses his surroundings with the pads of his fingers or the tips of his toes and he, unwittingly, invited his mother to view his world with him. Johanna Wharton, Ethan’s mother, described stepping into Ethan’s world as ‘the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope’. She ...

Knee Deep at JWCOCA

Now in its 4th wildly successful year, four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, unlikely bonds are forged and acts of intimacy cohabit space with thrilling physical feats. The Casus artists bring a raw emotional edge and honesty to the stage revealing the strong connection of the quartet throughout the journey. Delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility, although it is often a fine line the performers ...

a little wonder: Circa Zoo at JWCOCA

This colourful new creation by Circa’s youth ensemble showcases the circus skills of 15 talented artists ranging from ages eight to 19. Featuring trapeze, table sliding, tumbling sequences and breathtaking acrobatics ‘a little wonder’ brilliantly mixes the worlds of circus, theatre and dance to tell a beautiful story of growing up in today’s world. Circa Zoo is Circa’s extension performance program for talented young people who dare to create and deliver spectacular contempor...

Scotch & Soda at JWCOCA

International sensation Scotch & Soda returns to the Judy in November for a cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerising musicians. Scotch & Soda was the stand-out hit of the 2014 Brisbane Festival, so don’t miss this spectacular return season. Tickets are available now from www.judithwrightcentre.com Scotch & Soda is a heady mixer of risk-taking circus skill and rip-roaring humour, with a chaser of flair and originality. The ...

Women in Voice 2015

Don’t miss the sumptuous combination of the ethereal Emma Dean, rock legend Carol Lloyd, world music mama Yani and the astounding Alison St Ledger, all brought together by MC Queenie van de Zandt’s hilarious alter ego, Jan van de Stool, International Music Therapist. Gather your favourite music fans to laugh, cry, fall in love and break some hearts along with these incredible vocalists. Women in Voice 2015 will transform a night out together into a highlight of your year. Women in ...