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A voice for youth at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Start Date: 17 Sep 2014

End Date: 05 Oct 2014


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This year’s Melbourne Fringe will turn the spotlight on a youthful new set of artists and performers in a festival designed to showcase emerging local talent.

Alongside the established artists and stalwarts of the event, young acts will also be given an opportunity to thrive on the creative energy of the Melbourne Fringe. With many shows delivered by youth from such diverse fields as circus, theatre, dance and debates, young audiences are well catered for.

Featured acts involving youth include:

I Came Here To Dance Once, by contemporary youth dance company Yellow Wheel, explores our relationship to the body and how it moves.  (Revolt Theatre, 24-26 September)

The Conference of the Birds, a theatre production by the Victorian Youth Theatre is based on the epic 4500-line poem by 12th century Persian poet, Farid ud-Din Attar. (Chapel-off-Chapel, 1-4 October)

Hold Close, by Perth-based contemporary circus company Kinetica, showcases the contortion and aerial skill of Kinetica’s talented young circus artists, some as young as 16 years old. (Gasworks - The Big House, September 30 - October 4)

Zone Out, performed by teenage students of Dramawerks theatre school, combines two very different short plays that explore what happens when we step out of our comfort zone. (Kindred Studios, September 30- October 2)

Righteous: Rights at the Round Table 2014 is an annual forum hosted by Multicultural Arts Victoria inviting young people to discuss ideas, stories and share their perspectives. (Fringe Club - North Melbourne Town Hall, September 28)

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria’s longest running and most popular independent arts festival. This year’s event is set to eclipse previous festivals with over 400 individual shows being presented across 19 days.

When: 17 September to 5 October.

For more information, visit www.melbournefringe.com.au