What to see at Brisbane Powerhouse for Brisbane Festival
A guide to what’s on at Brisbane Powerhouse during Brisbane Festival.
This September, Brisbane Festival emerges with an all-consuming line-up of art centric events. Brisbane Powerhouse will play host to a variety of the #BrisFest shows this year, acting as a transient hub for their creative visions.
As Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, we are delighted to embody such cutting-edge, progressive performances, truly celebrating Brisbane’s arts scene in a daring and bold fashion.
Encompassing seven distinctive events showcasing cabaret, theatre, dance, music, large-scale art installations and everything in between, our venue is bound to inspire and disrupt all those who attend.
Explore the art haven that is Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Festival in 2022.
FRI 12 AUG–MON 03 OCT | BY KEITH COURTNEY
Experience the Queensland premiere of a brand-new solo project by one of the masterminds behind House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors. Kaleidoscope, a deceptively simple optical device provides the brave and adventurous with a new and different space to explore, contemplate and dream. Step inside a constantly shifting illusion.
THU 01–SAT 10 SEP | BY ANNA YEN
An epic tale of brotherhood and resilience, following six Chinese workers from wartime China to the Bulimba Dockyards. Blending vaudeville, musical theatre, circus, Cantonese Opera and martial arts, Slow Boat is a play within a play, inspired by the unexpected arrival in Australia of playwright Anna Yen’s father, along with 580 other Chinese men, during WWII.
WED 14–SAT 17 SEP | PHLUXUS2 DANCE COLLECTIVE
This is raw, visceral confessional contemporary dance from Brisbane’s very own prolific dance-theatre artists, Phluxus2 Dance Collective. Choreographed by award-winning choreographer Nerida Matthaei, and straight from a stellar season in Edinburgh, Angel-Monster is a portrait, a requiem and a call to arms for sisters, mothers, angels and monsters alike.
CONSIDERABLE SEXUAL LICENSE
THU 15–SAT 17 SEP | BY JOEL BRAY DANCE
Proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray and his remarkable team of collaborators take you on a flirty, filthy and passionate journey through the true history of sensuality, down under.
WED 21–SAT 24 SEP | BY DANCENORTH
Physical exuberance, sonic resonance, and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music and visual art. Directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page, Dancenorth joins forces with three-time Grammy nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin to create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility.
THU 22 SEP
This program of cutting-edge dance film fusion traverses the creative worlds of both the choreographers and the cinematographers — playing both with scale and intimacy. Featuring works by Australasian Dance Collective and Kiosk, The Farm and Jerrycan Films, and Daniel Riley.
FRI 23 SEP | BY WILLIAM BARTON AND VÉRONIQUE SERRET
On the back of their sold out shows at Sydney, Canberra and Darwin Festivals, didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and powerhouse violinist Véronique Serret welcome you to experience their unique, meditative sound world, inspired by the Australian landscape and the power of connection to place.