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3 August 2023
Events

EVERNOW

Events
EVERNOW
When
October 4 to October 9 2023
Sessions
Song Circle
4 - 8 Oct
Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak
6 - 9 Oct
Fire Gardens
5 - 8 Oct
Price
Free
Contact
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Light up your senses, reconnect with Country and rediscover nature over one weekend of celebration with EverNow.

Explore three major free events that reflect WA’s unique environment in Kambarang, grounded in Noongar knowledge. Happening 4 – 9 October in Boorloo / Perth.

Song Circle

Bring the whole family to this free, immersive Noongar celebration.

Over five nights in Supreme Court Gardens, Song Circle surrounds you with music, dance and light. Experience this stunning performance from all sides as singers and instrumentalists perform songs in Noongar language reflecting on animals and environments from Perth through the Great Southern to Esperance, as dancers respond to the music on a ring of sand surrounding the stage.

Song Circle is a newly imagined Noongar-led futurescape brought to you by Boomerang & Spear, the extraordinary team behind Perth Festival 2022’s Noongar Wonderland. Theatrically brought to life by lauded director Kylie Bracknell (Director of Hecate, Fist of Fury Noongar Daa and co-director of Noongar Wonderland), songs emerge from the Restoring on-Country Performance research of Professor Clint Bracknell.

Performances of Song Circle feature variable casts of singers and dancers, including the band Maatakitj, Kylie Bracknell, Trevor Ryan, Rubeun Yorkshire, Ebony McGuire, Bobbi Henry, Jack Collard, Janine Oxenham and Rachel Collard.



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Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

A free, totally unmissable event for everyone.

The awe-inspiring Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak returns to light up Kings Park with even more spectacular 3D projections telling stories of WA’s beautiful South-West and the culture that has nurtured this cherished land for millenia.

More than 300,000 visitors experienced this home-grown hit of Perth Festival 2107 and 2019 in late summer (Bunuru). Now, Boorna Waanginy is reborn full of new stories especially for EverNow in the new season of Kambarang, the time of regrowth and new life.

Families, friends and strangers will flow together as one through this immersive tunnel of wonder, taking an unforgettable 1.4km journey through the six Noongar seasons and stories of this land. Fire flickers, rain descends, plants come to life and birds and animals roam all around as Kings Parks majestic trees become an ever-moving canvas speaking of the splendour and diversity of Noongar Boodjar and the urgent need to protect the land we share.

This magical and dramatic experience will make locals and visitors to Perth fall in love with Kings Park and our unique place in the world all over again.



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Fire Gardens

As twilight settles on Government House Gardens you’re invited to explore a magical world transformed by elemental forces.

Fire Gardens is a mesmerising wonderland of firelight, kinetic sculptures and live music created by French artistic collective Compagnie Carabosse. From the moment you enter through an archway of flickering candle flame, you’ll be entranced by this free artistic adventure full of illuminating surprises.

Candlelight flickers and cascades as you move through the gardens that come to life with thousands of firepots, candles, lanterns and wonder. Stop and take it all in from a swinging chair, enjoy melodies specially composed for flames and see shadows dance on the walls of Government House.

Carabosse paint with the palette of fire – its colour, warmth, sound and scent. These luminary alchemists are renowned for creating site-specific sculptured landscapes from nearly 7,000 handcrafted giant candles and have illuminated public sites all over the world – from Stonehenge in England to Moscow’s Kremlin Square, from Hue Bridge in Vietnam to Pont du Gard in the south of France.

EverNow has engaged local Noongar custodian Mitchella ‘Waljin’ Hutchins as cultural advisor to work with Compagnie Carabosse co-artistic directors Christophe Bricheteau and Christian Cuomo on presenting Fire Gardens on Noongar country.

In whatever way you choose to undertake your Fire Gardens adventure, this is a journey made for visitors to savour.

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia



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