Tasmanian International Arts Festival
The Festival kicks off!!

Burnie audiences will be treated to some spectacular performances, exhibitions and events in March as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival. Since 2001, the festival has made its mark as the premier cultural event, bringing an outstanding range of international, national and Tasmanian artists to every corner of the island. To mark this special occasion Ten Days is giving you a chance to win 2 tickets to the performance of Hamlet, de los Andes at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Thursday 26 March 2015.

To enter for your chance to win simply subscribe to the Ten Days e-news:

1) Email subscribe@tendays.org.au with the subject Hamlet
2) Type your name, address (including postcode) and contact phone number in the body of the email  

The winner will be notified by email on 24 March 2015.

Bolivian Hamlet comes to Burnie

Latin-America’s Teatro de los Andes have taken a hatchet to Shakespeare’s classic text, condensing the dialogue to an action-packed 80 minutes that brings passion and politics to the fore. Using inventive and stark staging, three actors and a musician play fifteen characters to create a gripping interpretation of Hamlet that explores the enforced journey thousands of Bolivians make each year; leaving their rural homes to seek out opportunity in the city.



Lovers and seafarers come alive in Blue Angel

Fancy spending the night with cast of Blue Angel in the art deco ambiance of the Astor Private Hotel in Hobart? Come and experience this unique production by Big hART that tells tales of the sea through installations, video, art and music with some of Australia's best actors and musicians, including the incomparable Kerry Armstrong and featuring the potent vocals of Mikelangelo. Revel in this captivating performance by Big hART and settle-in to one of The Astor’s twenty-three rooms in an unforgettable overnight stay.



Beyond your wildest expectations

Come and immerse yourself in Beyond, featuring dazzling acrobatics, surreal circus feats and cheeky animal fun by award winning troupe Circa. You’ll be up close and personal with the performers as they tackle virtuosic feats right in front of your eyes, blending dynamic circus acts like trapeze and Chinese pole with intrepid feats of strength and jumbo bunny heads. Come and enjoy a night of audacious showmanship and breathtaking acrobatic stunts in Circa’s astonishing Beyond.



Set the evening alight with fiery Cuban music

Hit the dance floor with El Son Entero, one of Cuba’s finest bands, when they bring their passionate music to town. Led by the galloping 6-stringed tres, full afro-cuban percussion, rudely blistering trumpet and tight vocal harmonies, El Son Entero more than live up to their translated name ‘The Full Sound’.



Tasmanian Youth Orchestra celebration concert

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra turns 50 with a sensational concert for the whole family that will showcase a selection of percussive and pulsating pieces by some of Australia’s brightest new stars. Audience members are invited to join the TYO musicians for an informal chat after the performance. If you’re an aspiring musician and you want to find out more about playing in a state youth orchestra, bring all your questions and they’ll be happy to answer them!



Explore the secret life of sheds

Big hART invite you to experience new works by award-winning composers in the Acoustic Life of Sheds. Presented in five rural properties, sheds will be turned into performance sites, as artists to explore the stories of these resilient spaces and respond to their shifting existence. Embark on a 5-shed touring experience from Wynyard to Milabena via Table Cape and Boat Harbour.



Who would you like to be today?

Tasmania’s own Terrapin Puppet Theatre will present their free and delightful interactive artwork, I Think I Can at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. The installation brings together model trains, intricate puppetry, live video and active audience participation to create an innovative public artwork that asks: “Who would you like to be today?”. This charming and optimistic artwork light heartedly examines what it means to be a part of an engaged community.



Burnie Print Prize 2015

The Burnie Print Prize is a major national art award that attracts entries from Australia’s finest contemporary printmakers. The acquisitive prize contributes to the gallery’s significant permanent collection of works on paper and acknowledges the important historic role paper has played in the Burnie community. On show now at Burnie Regional Art Gallery until 29 March 2015.



David Edgar captures the landscape in charcoal

The powerful drawings in Drawing: Atmospheres of a Salient Landscape express an intimate relationship with the landscape of North West Tasmania. On show now at the Burnie Makers’ Space until 29 March 2015.



On Art & Thought - In conversation with Richard Kenton Webb

Richard Kenton Webb will consider the relationship between art and thought with David Edgar, Ed King and Jacob Leary on 27 March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm at the Burnie Makers’ Space.



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