Dusk at Nati Frinj festival
Natimuk Graincorp Silos will light up the region for the first time since 2011 at a 2017 Nati Frinj Biennale from November 3 to 5.
‘Dusk’ is set to be a silo performance with a difference, with each evening performance changing to reflect the ‘day that was’ at the Frinj festival.
Dusk is three unique shows combining aerialists and circus theatre, interactive projections, light paintings, community photography, musicians, poetry and shadow play.
Natimuk artist and Y-space director Jillian Pearce is leading a team of local and international artists.
Pearce said Dusk was part challenge, part mystery and a huge adventure.
“The Nati Frinj audience becomes co-creators with the Dusk team to develop a new show each night that reflects back their daily experience of the festival,” she said.
“We don’t get to know what the show is about because it hasn’t happened yet.
“Dusk brings together a fabulous local creative team including Dave Jones, Greg Pritchard, Mary French and Edwin Irvine and extends the scope of our work through collaboration with circus artists from Clunes and aerialists from Canada.”
Horsham Town Hall is a major co-presenter and partner of the project.
Horsham Town Hall manager Shana Miatke said the town hall team considered the partnership collaborative opportunity for the Horsham Town Hall to support and encourage local artists.
“In addition, it provides an opportunity to expand our presentations outside our walls to the wider community,” she said.
This year’s Dusk silo event will be a ticketed event.
Festival-goers are being asked to contribute to the project through the purchase of online tickets.
Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Nati Frinj festival director Kate Finnerty said the festival committee wanted the Nati Frinj to be a family event where everyone could experience the amazing art on offer for little or no fee.
“But we also need to ensure that we cover the project costs associated with Dusk,” she said.
“With this in mind, we’re asking festival-goers to show their love for the arts by buying a ticket to the show.”
Ticketing details are available on the Nati Frinj website, natifrinj.com.
“We don’t get to know what the show is about because it hasn’t happened yet” – Jillian Pearce