Chance to walk among gi­ants

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - Tanya MacNaughton

THE ea­gerly awaited story and route taken by Perth In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val’s open­ing week­end spec­ta­cle – The In­cred­i­ble and Phe­nom­e­nal Jour­ney of The Gi­ants to the Streets of Perth – was an­nounced on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 29.

The Gi­ants will run over three days in the streets of Perth’s CBD – from Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 15 – with no two days of French com­pany Royal de Luxe’s pa­rade-style theatre event the same.

Au­di­ences can plan to ei­ther walk with the 6m and 11m tall Gi­ants or pick a spot along the route to watch them pass.

It all be­gins at 9.30am on Fe­bru­ary 13 at Lan­g­ley Park, trav­el­ling along River­side Drive, Bar­rack, Hay and Hill streets, fin­ish­ing at 4pm in the af­ter­noon at Welling­ton Square.

The free live arts event con­tin­ues around the city, in­clud­ing Lan­g­ley Park and Welling­ton Square, Hay Street and St Ge­orges Ter­race from 9.30am to 7pm on Fe­bru­ary 14, ex­tend­ing to North­bridge streets.

It laps around Lan­g­ley Park from 10am on Fe­bru­ary 15, fin­ish­ing on a boat on the Swan River at 12.30pm.

PIAF artis­tic direc­tor Jonathan Holloway said he could think of no bet­ter com­pany than Royal de Luxe to com­mem­o­rate the cente- nary of An­zac and tell the story of who we are.

“It is a beau­ti­ful po­etic story writ­ten by Jean-Luc Cour­coult (Royal de Luxe artis­tic direc­tor) re­spond­ing to ev­ery­thing we sent to him, ev­ery­thing he heard and felt and un­der­stood,” Holloway said.

“He has knit­ted it all to­gether with joy and se­ri­ous­ness and sen­si­tiv­ity.” For more de­tails, go to www.perth­fes­ti­val.com.au.

The Gi­ants in ac­tion.

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