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Yarning with BREC

Run Time Various sessions - see below for session times
Free Events | No Registration Required
Presented By BREC

We have numerous different YARNING WITH BREC sessions out in the community in the lead-up to WAYFINDER and we would love to see you all there over summer.

Help us make the South West Superstrand!

Join us for YARNING WITH BREC in the lead-up to WAYFINDER as we finger-knit our way to making the South West Superstrand.

Using donated unwanted wool, we are finger-knitting a Superstrand to join the set of WAYFINDER, the contemporary dance spectacular coming to BREC in February.

Finger-knitting is a wonderfully mindful pastime and the perfect excuse to grab a glass of something tasty, pull up a chair or cushion and chat to some new friends.

We will unfurl the Superstrand prior to the show to see how far we have managed to go. Will we make it to the Bunbury Library? Or perhaps even further!


“Every pair of hands that touches the yarn weaves into the story and connects us to the show.”
Dancenorth Artistic Director, Kyle Page 

 

Session Times

BREC International Film Festival Summer 2024

Festival Hub, BREC SkyBar

FRIDAY 12 January 2024  |  3:30-5:30pm
SUNDAY 14 January 2024  |  1-2pm
FRIDAY 19 January 2024  |  3:30-5:30pm
SUNDAY 21 January 2024  |  1-2pm
SUNDAY 28 January 2024  |  1-2pm


Bunbury Fringe

Our Shout (Taylor vs Ed) – FREE EVENT
Bunbury Fringe Hub: Stirling Street Arts Centre

TUESDAY 23 January 2024 | 6-8pm


Capel Library

TUESDAY 6 February 2024 | 3:30-4:15pm


Eaton Library

TUESDAY 30 January 2024 | 10-10:45am


BREC Foyer

Join us for the ceremonial handover of the South West Superstrand to Dancenorth Artistic Director, Kyle Page​ before the WAYFINDER Performance in the Stage One Foyer

SATURDAY 10 February 2024 | 6:15 pm

Yarning with BREC Facilitator
Danielle Bond

Originally from UK I am a local artist, craft workshop facilitator and published poet.

As a Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner, I love working with different groups and sharing my knowledge of all things creative and crafty.

I can’t wait to meet BREC’s Film festival Patrons at our knitting sittings!


 

 

Do you have spare wool?

We’d greatly appreciate it!

Drop off any unwanted and un-used yarn to BREC Box Office or bring it with you to one of our Yarning with BREC sessions to contribute your unfinished craft project to our South West Superstrand.

Any colour, we don’t mind.

Put your ‘I’ll get to it eventually’ craft yarn to good use and be a part of something special with WAYFINDER.

ABOUT WAYFINDER

Wayfinder is a gathering of heart.

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 Australia 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. An undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score, immersing audiences in a new sonic dimension. Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes for this sublime new performance, featuring lighting design by Niklas Pajanti.

Speaking to our sensorial nature, WAYFINDER reminds us of a state of being that transcends the words that have come to define us. Navigating bigger and more ancient reference points, WAYFINDER recognises connection as the central axis of the universe. By the stars, the waves, and the sun, we find our way.

A summoning of collective awe and wonder, WAYFINDER is a tonic for the times.

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Perth Festival’s Touring WA program is supported by Minderoo Foundation and Synergy.

Wayfinder was commissioned by Brisbane Festival and North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA). This project was made possible by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council through their Strategic Partnerships Program, and gratefully acknowledges the Wayfinder Giving Circle, who has supported the making of this work.


 

 

“The seven dancers become one on the stage, their physical skills and unity superb!”
BRISBANE STAGE (Helen Gramotnev)

“An explosion of colour and joy that was infectious”
FJORD REVIEW (Madelyn Coupe)

“The highlight of the Brisbane Festival”
DANCE AUSTRALIA (Denise Richardson)

“Spellbinding performance”
NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN BRISBANE (Writeousness)

“A masterclass on the imperative of connecting with an audience”
THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA (Olivia Stewart)

 

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