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Darwin Festival - Filipino Program

Project summary

Sipat Lawin – Gobyerno, Credit: David Finnigan

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Australia

Participating countries: Philippines, Australia

Grantee: Darwin Festival Inc

Project Description

To celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Australia, the 2016 Darwin Festival will present a program of contemporary Filipino artists in collaboration with Northern Territory-based artists. The program features Sipat Lawin, which is the Phillipines premier contemporary theatre company, performing Gobyerno – a participatory performance which invites audiences to form and perform their ideal government. A second project features Joey Ayala, renowned Filipino singer, songwriter and former chair of the music committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, performing with Northern Territory-based singer songwriters Serena Pech and Jeffrey 'Yellow' Simon, lead singer of internationally acclaimed B2M (Bathurst to Melville) from the Tiwi Islands.

Key Dates

  • Official Launch for the Darwin Festival, 22 June 2016
  • Joey Ayala will be performing at The Darwin Railway Club, 13 August 2016
  • Sipat Lawin - Gobyerno will be performing at Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin, 16 August 2016

Australia-ASEAN Council grant: $43,867.10 including GST.

Total project value: $64,879.18


Last Updated: 15 August 2016
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