Chance to walk among giants
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.