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August 11, 2022

Confrontation, collaboration and collusion

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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

The North Coast Mud Trail is ten!

Fifteen local pottery studios will soon open their doors and reveal their latest ceramic art creations for the 10th Anniversary North Coast Mud Trail, recently launched at Ignite Studios in Ballina.

Get dead set on Dying to Know Day

Research shows that 87 per cent of Australians agree that at least some end-of-life planning is important however many often experience barriers to taking action.

Explainer: Is Australia’s coal more greenhouse gas friendly than other coal?

Everything you wanted to know about coal but were too afraid to ask.

Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

A Transient Beauty, Byron Community Centre, Saturday

Join nine diverse performers in a striking fusion of music and dance as they find fragments of beauty in everyday experiences.

Choreographer Gareth Belling explores the theme of confrontation as a catalyst for change in his powerful collaboration with Collusion Musical Arts Australia and composer Susan Hawkins. This full-length dance-and-music work heads to the Byron Theatre on Saturday, after its premiere as the centrepiece of the 2012 Restrung Festival.

Set within the stark frame of a house, A Transient Beauty uncovers wounded hearts filled with hope amid the strewn remnants of consumerism. From the opening sequence, Belling’s muscular and fluid choreography creates a striking image of mankind’s desperate yearning for connection and belonging.

Queensland Ballet principal dancer Rachael Walsh will join former colleague Melissa Tattam, now a Brisbane-based freelance dancer, to dance with the daughters of Janette Mulligan’s on-stage family. A Transient Beauty will mark Mulligan’s return to the stage after an absence of ten years, following an extensive career as principal dancer with the English National Ballet and as an international guest teacher.

Original compositions by former Lismore local Susan Hawkins build a tensely elegant soundscape. I read the old dream slowly, a new work for violin and piano, Within the Silent Frame and several others composed for the piece will thread between existing pieces by Carl Vine, Nigel Sabin and Brisbane-based Thomas Green. Responding to the on-stage drama, and allowing for the musicians to interact with dancers, set and props, Susan’s compositions will stretch the members of Collusion Music to greater levels of cross-discipline performance.

Byron Theatre, Community Centre on Saturday at 4pm. Tix: Full $38 Concession $33. Bookings at Byron Centre website.

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