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Perth International Arts Festival presents

The Sunday Series

Visionaries, mavericks, dreamers.

State Theatre Centre of WA, Upstairs

Tickets Free Event

  • Dance
  • Film


Delve deeper into the Festival program.

Conversations is our series of talks and encounters that offer Festival lovers a space for reflection on the challenges, questions, stories, desires and themes proposed by this year’s artists. 

Ruth Little is your navigator and we invite you to join her to engage more deeply with the Festival ideas and artists. The associate director of pioneering climate change and expedition organisation Cape Farewell, Little is also a writer, teacher and literary manager of new writing theatres in Australia and the UK. As a theatre and dance dramaturg she works with artists including Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

This is your opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of Festival artists as they discuss big ideas and what compels them to create.

All Sunday Series Conversations take place Upstairs at the State Theatre Centre of WA.

Sun 14 Feb, 2pm

Aditi Mangaldas (India)
Philip Miller (South Africa)
Dada Masilo (South Africa)

Indian choreographer Aditi Mangaldas, South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo and South African composer Philip Miller discuss creating work that explores challenging political and cultural issues and addresses taboos.

Sun 28 Feb, 4pm

James Berlyn (Australia)
Stephen Page (Australia)
Evie Manning (UK)

Australian intimate performance maker James Berlyn, Indigenous choreographer and filmmaker Stephen Page and British director Evie Manning discuss creating work that brings personal stories and voices of the marginalised into the mainstream.

Sun 6 Mar, 5pm

Claire Cunningham (UK)
Natalie Maddix (UK)
Lia Rodrigues (Brazil)

Co-hosted by Wendy Martin PIAF Artist in Residence Claire Cunningham joins Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues and House Gospel Choir founder Natalie Maddix to discuss the power of art to unify, uplift and affect social change.

Show Date & Times

State Theatre Centre of WA, Upstairs 2.00pm*, 4.00pm#, 5.00pm+

  1. Feb S 14 *
  2. S 28 #
  3. Mar S 06 +



State Theatre Centre of WA, Upstairs

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08 6212 9200
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