Senses sen­si­bil­ity

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

WA's largest light and il­lu­mi­na­tion fes­ti­val, Kalei­do­scope, is re­turn­ing to Joon­dalup for its big­gest and bright­est year yet.

Now in its third year, the multi-sen­sory fes­ti­val will com­bine il­lu­mi­na­tion, artis­tic in­stal­la­tions, pro­jec­tions, live per­for­mance and food over four evenings from Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, to Sun­day, Novem­ber 4.

Also re­turn­ing this year is in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned creative direc­tor Drew An­thony, who has se­cured a range of lo­cal, in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional artists for the free fam­ily-friendly event.

Some of the ma­jor at­trac­tions in­clude 1000 Cranes by Syd­ney's Am­bi­ent & Co, in­spired by an an­cient Ja­pa­nese leg­end, and In­trude by Tas­ma­nian artist Amanda Parer, which will cre­ate a won­der­land of gi­ant glow­ing white rab­bits but will also re­veal a slightly darker tale.

Perth stu­dents will also fea­ture, with WAAPA third-year de­sign stu­dent Maeli Cherel pre­sent­ing Joyeux Noel – a walk-through tun­nel full of tex­ture, colour and light – and North Metro Tafe an­i­ma­tion stu­dents with the Lost and

Found vir­tual an­i­ma­tion.

Dance Like No One Is Watch­ing fea­tures one male tap dancer, four glass walls and cool light­ing, and there is Neon Dog Park by Mel­bourne vis­ual artist Carla O'Brien.

Pre-show en­ter­tain­ment will in­clude Paint Storm from Ger­ald­ton artist Phil Don­con and The Rum­ble Bum­ble bat­tery-pow­ered ve­hi­cle with light show and party beats by WA DJ Peter Sharp from The Lib­er­a­tors In­ter­na­tional.

An­thony said this year's pro­gram had been cu­rated based on the state­ment: “There is beauty all around us. Ev­ery­where. No­tice it. Re­flect on the past with grat­i­tude. Squeeze ev­ery drop from the present. Hope and dream for won­drous fu­ture. Ev­ery­thing is ex­tra­or­di­nary when you are see­ing with lov­ing eyes.”

Pre-show en­ter­tain­ment and food starts at 5pm, with lights on from 7.30pm.

Joyeux Noel by WAAPA third-year de­sign stu­dent Maeli Cherel.

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