22 June Australian Poetry Slam Workshop and Heat
Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?
Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?
From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
You can write your own stuff in a Workshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!
Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.
Workshop fee includes entry into the Slam $20.00
Registrations for Slam will take place in BMEC foyer at 6.30pm
Workshop will take place at Bathurst Library from 4pm - 6pm
1 August ab [intra]
Rafael Bonachela ab [intra]
Sydney Dance Company
Explore the depth of human impulse with the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s ab [intra], meaning ‘from within’ in Latin.
Sydney Dance Company’s 2018 season opens with an electrifying journey into the extremes of human nature. Discover what drives our relationships and ignites our ambitions in this visceral new piece showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers.
ab [intra] is Bonachela’s latest collaboration with composer Nick Wales and his first full-length work since the epic masterpieces 2 One Another and the critically acclaimed Project Rameau with ACO in 2012.
A dynamic work of exquisite athleticism, ab [intra] exposes the shared instincts that drive us apart and bring us back together.
Sydney Dance Company also provide workshops and other opportunities for young people. Contact us for more info. Email. or Phone 6333 6161
27 September Julius Caesar
Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves.Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance.
Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, will direct a production that’s seething with rage, leaving audiences breathless at how quickly violence reveals the fragility of democracy.
Starring Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt, Belvoir’s Prize Fighter) as Caesar, and featuring an ensemble cast including Ivan Donato (Richard 3 ), Emily Havea, Louisa Mignone, Nick Simpson- Deeks and Russell Smith, this production will tour to 27 venues around Australia.
Experience the tension between aspiration and ambition, the triumphal entrances and brutal exits, as it is all laid on the line for Rome.
Bell Shakespeare also offer workshops and a scholarship program for secondary school students, please contact BMEC for more information - Email or Ph 6333 6161.
2-6 November The Climbing Tree
In association with ATYP
Across the Great Dividing Range lies another great divide. Between us and them. Dreamed and the dreaming. Haves and have-nots. Gold and dust. Coppers and gangs. Always an us, and always a them. Changing form, skin, name. Big sparkling city chewing them up, spitting them out, pushing them over the mountains to us.”It’s Rayleen’s birthday, but she’s not getting excited. She and three other teenagers are caught in an interrogation room. Their lives overlap but their challenges are very different. In this town, the past is with you everywhere you go, looking over your shoulder, whispering songs of survival. It’s hard to live for the moment when you can’t see a future. Particularly when the past keeps closing doors.
Developed over three years as a partnership between the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and the Australian Theatre for Young People, with extensive community consultation, this powerful new play looks at the experiences of generations of teenagers in Bathurst. Part drama, part music, part ghost story, it’s a personal tale that reflects experiences shared in towns across Australia. Rachael Coopes and Guy Webster, part of the creative force behind the multi-award winning Sugarland, bring to life another particularly Australian story.