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posted 19/06/2018

Community Billboard 19th June – 26th June

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

 

Tor Larsen: Virtual Relics

Art, science and a touch of the theatrical are combined in Tor Larsen’s Virtual Relics. Imagining the future with only the past as our guide has always made humanity feel uncomfortable and threatened, as we wait impatiently for the scientists to invent a time machine. Artist Tor Larsen’s box sculptures contain objects and images which although familiar are unsettling and yet somehow safely contained, like a Victorian curio inside their boxes.

In creating these Virtual Relics, Tor Larsen has combined the idea of ancient and revered religious objects, carefully preserved in sealed containers for the edification of the faithful with more contemporary items and concepts. These are less likely to inspire spiritual awe yet inviting contemplation and disturbing conclusions.

A recent return to academia has added additional philosophical, political, social and economic layers to his work. This return encouraged him to explore historical moments and contemporary topical issues through a range of satirical, humorous and occasionally dystopian metaphors, symbolism and more direct references.

Opening celebration with the artist Tor Larsen, Thursday 28 June from 6pm.

Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 5pm
Wednesday 20 June to Saturday 14 July 2018

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Free

Presence in movement and music

This is a slow to medium-paced class. Still the mind and move the body, build strength, balance, flexibility, stretch and dance. Have fun to beautiful music with simple facilitated movements. No experience required. All ages and both men and women welcome. Take part at your own pace.

Wear comfortable casual clothing with old socks or dance slippers.

Music is a mix of contemporary, classical, jazz , folk, blues, electronic and world.

Movements inspired by walking, stretching, contemporary dance, creative expression, tai chi, nei gung, yoga and the Argentine tango.

Thursdays, 3pm to 4pm
Thursday 18 January to Thursday 12 July 2018

Reginald Murphy Community Centre
19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point

Free

Gypsy

Three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) takes on the famous role of Rose in this production of Gypsy. Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane, Assassins) stars as her daughter Louise.

Rose, June and Louise are eking out a hard living in the dying days of vaudeville. Constantly on the road, always on the lookout for a way to fund their next meal – honestly or dishonestly – there’s nothing glamorous about their show-business life. Rose will fight for her daughters’ success, no matter what the cost, and both girls play along for as long as they can – until first one, then the other, reach breaking point and begin to question Rose’s real motives for their life on the stage.

Critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning, Gypsy is the ultimate mother-daughter story – a gripping, funny and heartbreaking tale of the damage we do to those we love. Rose’s own frustrated dreams of stardom are ploughed into her children. Her own childhood wounds push her to glorify and smother her daughters in turn, and eventually to drive them both away.

Gypsy is presented by the award-winning Luckiest Productions, with One Eyed Man Productions and Hayes Theatre Co.Three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) takes on the famous role of Rose in this production of Gypsy. Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane, Assassins) stars as her daughter Louise.

Mondays, 6.30pm to 9pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 18 May to Saturday 30 June 2018

Wednesday and Saturday matinees: 2pm.

Hayes Theatre Co
19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point

Monday-Thursday: $89.00
Wednesday matinee: $79.00
Saturday matinee: $89.00
Friday and Saturday evening: $99.00
Previews: $79.00

Nature Connection Walk

Studies have shown that being outside in nature has a many of health outcomes, for your mind, body and soul.

Informed by the Japanese practice of “shinrin yoku” or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

Over the 4 weeks of this program we’ll explore different pathways that help us reconnect to nature and ourselves. So break and get back to the great outdoors.

Sessions involve:

Guided meditation
Sensory awareness walks
Bush tea ceremonies
Nature exploration activities

Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 6.30am to 8am
Tuesday 12 June 2018 from 6.30am to 8am
Tuesday 19 June 2018 from 6.30am to 8am
Tuesday 26 June 2018 from 6.30am to 8am

Centennial Park
Grand Drive, Centennial Park

General: From $20

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