Perth International Arts Festival

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Perth International Arts Festival

January-February
Originally designed as a program of cultural entertainment for students attending evening and summer classes at the University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival has grown into one of Australia's major arts festivals. It offers drama, dance, music, opera, films, art exhibits, children's programs, and even sporting events at locations throughout the city.
Although the focus is on Australian performing artists, international groups appear there on a regular basis, including England's Chichester Festival Theatre Company, the National Theater of the Deaf from the United States, Spain's Madrid Flamenco Company, and the Stratford National Theatre of Canada.
Plays performed at the festival range from the classics to contemporary works by Australian and English dramatists. The month-long festival also features open-air folk music concerts and dancing, street theater, parades, improvisations, and other dramatic performances.
CONTACTS:
Perth International Arts Festival
M418, 3 Crawley Ave., University of Western Australia
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
61-8-6488-2000; fax: 61-8-6488-8555
www.perthfestival.com.au
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 10
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 29
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Not to be left out, Festival of Perth director David Blenkinsop used the launch of his 23rd and final February fest to criticize the Western Australian conservative government's attitude toward the arts.
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