Darwin Festival - Filipino Program
Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Australia
Participating countries: Philippines, Australia
Grantee: Darwin Festival Inc
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.
- 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