Dusk at Nati Frinj festival

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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

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