Adelaide Fringe will distribute grants of up to $10,000 – with $500,000 available in total – to help South Australian artists present shows in the 2021 open-access festival as they rebuild from the impact of COVID-19.
Adelaide Festival will present UK composer Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a highlight of its 2021 program, with four performances at the Festival Theatre plus big-screen streamed events in Elder Park and regional areas.
Strong ticket demand and limited venue capacity have prompted State Theatre Company SA to present an extended season of its final 2020 show – a comedy starring Nancye Hayes and described as ‘halfway between The Golden Girls and Survivor’.
Julian Hobba and Nick Hays both moved to South Australia this year to take up high-level roles in the performing arts sector – at the same time the pandemic forced their companies off-stage.
Films from more than 40 countries will screen during October’s Adelaide Film Festival, with world premieres including a new film by My Tehran for Sale director Granaz Moussavi and a very personal documentary by Adelaide Fringe’s Heather Croall.
Audiences will be treated to an intimate and immersive art experience at the Art Gallery of SA with Seeing Through Darkness, a new performance created by Restless Dance Theatre in response to the works of expressionist artist Georges Rouault.