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Culture Roundup: Wednesday July 6, 2016

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Melbourne City Ballet bring Romeo and Juliet to Byron Theatre on 21 July
Melbourne City Ballet bring Romeo and Juliet
to Byron Theatre on 21 July

Melbourne City Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet!

Join Melbourne City Ballet as they bring the classical ballet version of William Shakespeare’s arguably most popular work Romeo and Juliet to life at Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on 21 July.
Choreographed by artistic director Michael Pappalardo, William Shakespeare’s classic story explores the chance meeting of two young lovers, the son and daughter of two rival families, who quickly develop a forbidden love that could cost them their lives.
Known for their unique choreography and high-quality artists, Melbourne City Ballet has quickly grown on the Australian arts scene under the direction of Michael Pappalardo who founded the company in 2013. With a cast of 16 artists, including local northern rivers dancer Olivia Paine performing for the first time professionally in Byron. Melbourne City Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet will feature principal artists Yuiko Masukawa and Brendan Bradshaw in the titled roles. Romeo and Juliet is Melbourne City Ballet’s most raw production within their repertoire, taking the audience on a journey to the city of Verona and into the lives of the two star-crossed lovers.
Proudly presented by the Byron Centre. Expect beautiful costumes, cleverly designed sets and an unmistakably evocative score in this timeless production.
For enquiries please contact: www.byroncentre.com.au or call 6685 6807.

Pighouse still open!

Just in case you were thinking there was nowhere to catch a movie in Byron, The Pighouse Flicks Byron Lounge Cinema is still screening films daily while the Brewery’s new owners give their place a brush-up over the coming weeks.
They look forward to the Brewery’s re-opening and continuing to entertain patrons during the makeover!

Funny shit at the court

Standup comedian Greg Sullivan takes charge at the Court House in Mullumbimby on Thursday night. Sullivan is the master of creating clever concepts and twisting them slowly before your eyes. In fact, you can’t even imagine what he’s doing and then, bang!, he delivers the punchline.
Greg is always in control. Larger than life, he commands the room with his dry sardonic style. You can’t help but love Sully. Catch him as the MC at the open mic this month when a bunch of new comics jump up!
8pm. Free.

Dandyman is performing his eclectic and unique show for the whole family at Brunswick Picture House Saturday and Sunday at 1pm
Dandyman is performing his eclectic and unique show for the whole family at Brunswick Picture House Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

Dandyman provides sugar-free high for kids!

Take a dash of Mr Bean, throw in a pinch of Jim Carrey, a handful of Frank Woodley, and cross Salvador Dali with Jerry Lewis, throw in some juggling balls and a whole lot of charisma and you will arrive somewhere in the neighbourhood of Dandyman, aka Daniel Oldaker. A five-star-reviewed, award-winning show of outrageously funny proportions, Dandyman thrills audiences with a kooky, eclectic and unique show featuring jaw-dropping circus, absurd acrobatics, side-splitting comedy and mischievous hi-jinks inhabiting an invigorating, crazy, sublime and magical world you will never want to leave!
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at Brunswick Picture House – definitely a show for the whole family!

Catching Hilary

Visitors to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport will be taken on a lyrical journey, where roads are partial, creatures take flight and vessels take to the seas.
The latest showcase of Northern Rivers Community Gallery’s (NRCG) Art at the Airport features works by local artist Hilary Herrmann, and her work is on show until Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Erik the Robot Dog

Erik the Robot Dog was unleashed on Australia’s got Talent this year and rose to Grand Final Golden Shower glory.
Joel Salom is the man behind the dog and is a one-man band of beats, balls and booms.
A comedic master of all things electro-circus, Salom is a sharp and well-travelled entertainer with more than 20 years of experience.
Another awesome show for the kids. Brunswick Picture House on Thursday and Friday at 1pm.

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