Next Wave at Arts House

Immerse yourself in evocative performances at Arts House and beyond when a new generation of Australian artists take to the stage during Next Wave Festival in May 2018.

Georgie Meagher, the festival’s Program Director and CEO, said the program features 31 world premiere productions across multiple venues.

‘At a moment that feels more divided than ever, this festival captures the unsettled mood of our times,’ Georgie said.

‘It is full of energetic conversations and interrogations that play out in both earnest and light-hearted ways, with important moments of release from that intensity, with our keynote project Ritual, and a lot of parties.’

Through free events in different locations each day, Ritual will pay respect to country and elders, encouraging audiences to pause, connect and reflect.

Feminine futures will be in the spotlight at Arts House through Sankofa The Love Vibration, a feast of music and poetry performed by DJ Sista Zai Zanda and friends, and Roberta Rich’s video installation M/other Land will examine cultural identity in the African diaspora.

Performances at Meat Market will include Lifestyle of the Richard and Family by Harriet Gillies, described as ‘a domestic dinner drama turns tech-rave apocalypse’.

Now in its 34th year, Next Wave Festival will run from 3 to 20 May.

To find out more, visit Arts House.