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01 July 24

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Check out the 2024 New Annual program

Wayfinder : Dancenorth Australia 

As part of a National tour, renowned contemporary dance centre Dancenorth Australia return to New Annual with their groundbreaking new show. Physical exuberance, sonic resonance, and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music, and visual art.

  • Friday 27 September, 7:30pm, Civic Theatre 

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The Birth and Death of Stars : MZAZA

World music favourites MZAZA bring you The Birth and Death of Stars, a theatrical musical experience created in collaboration with some of Australia’s leading theatre-makers. An unparalleled fusion of music, history, and culture.

  • Saturday 28 September, 7:30pm, City Hall. 

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Truth to Power Cafe : Jeremy Goldstein

Part theatrical performance, part activism - each event is told through memoir, monologue, music, film, image, poetry, and true and passionate stories from community participants of all ages,experiences, and backgrounds, speaking up in response to the question: “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?” 

  • Friday 4 October, 7:30pm, City Hall

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Rising from the Ashes : Newcastle Youth Orchestra

Across two concerts, Newcastle Youth Orchestra will deliver a unique program integrating live musical performances, visual art, and dance, showcasing never-before-performed works by Newcastle composer Jacob Cummins.

  • Saturday 28 September, 7:30pm + Sunday 29 September, 1:30pm, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

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The Cord : Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

Choreographed by acclaimed First Nations creator Jasmin Sheppard, Catapult Dance Hub presents a unique and unforgettable landscape for performers and watchers alike. Dissected by long red cords, strewn with personal objects ,The Cord ultimately explores identity and what ties us all together. 

  • Thursday 3 October, Friday 4 October, 7:30pm

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Concertante: Omega Ensemble

A great introvert, Chopin preferred the dark and smoky salons to the grand concert halls of Paris, and would often perform his own spectacular concertos in the private apartments of friends and patrons. In this spirit, Chopin’s spectacular Piano Concerto No. 1 is performed in a raw chamber setting, as ten musicians lead this heartbreaking and high-impact performance from one of Australia’s leading classical groups.

  • Saturday 5 October, 7pm, City Hall
Romeo & Juliet : A Reimagining by HER Productions

In the heart of modernity, where technology and fast-paced living often overshadow the profound, there emerges a bold and explorative adaptation of a timeless classic. Upstage at the Playhouse presents Romeo & Juliet: A Reimagining, which bridges the gap between centuries, weaving the enduring beauty of Shakespearean prose with the visceral power of movement, dance, and physical theatre.

  • Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September, 7pm, Civic Playhouse