Geelong Arts Centre previews 2022 season

December 14, 2021 BY

Lab Kelpie will perform “Become the One” from May 3-7. Photo: SUPPLIED

After enduring the pandemic rollercoaster of the past two years, Geelong Arts Centre will welcome crowds back for its 2022 season.

The centre is inviting audiences to become engrossed in storytelling across a range of artforms, from the honesty of theatre and lyrical dance to mesmerising circus and immersive arts experiences.

Revealed earlier this month, “Our Season 2022” showcases the voices of those who have overcome hardship, broken down barriers and fought for their place upon the world stage – from celebrating the experiences of strong and diverse women and highlighting the unique perspectives of First Nations Peoples, to shining a spotlight on those who strive to embrace their identities in the face of fear and adversity.

While the Little Malop Street redevelopment continues to climb, the team at Geelong Arts Centre will present performances from key satellite venues across Geelong, including the centre’s Ryrie Street Building, Costa Hall, Geelong Arena and Geelong West Town Hall.

The core shows in Our Season 2022 are:

  • Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre
  • Become the One by Lab Kelpie
  • On by Circa, a Monash University commission
  • The Boy Who Talked to Dogs by Slingsby and State Theatre Company of South Australia
  • Grace by Red Stitch Actors’ theatre
  • Andrea James’ Sunshine Super Girl produced by Performing Lines, and
  • The Rivoli by Dance Makers Collective.

Special additions to the program include the world premiere of Mountain, presented by the Geelong Arts Centre in association with Sweet Reason and Performing Lines; and Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell starring Queenie van de Zandt and presented by Neil Gooding Productions and Amazon Woman Enterprises.

“We are overjoyed to safely welcome arts-lovers back to the home of Where Creativity Meets and to invite our passionate community to connect and journey with us and one another through story,” Geelong Arts Centre chief executive officer and creative director Joel McGuinness said.

“Across all artforms, Geelong Arts Centre knows it is imperative for us to amplify the voices of those who have overcome adversity, and we have no doubt that these stories will not only entertain; they will inspire.”

Geelong Arts Centre adheres to COVIDSafe principles, including strongly recommending wearing face masks for patrons aged 12 years and above, provision of ample sanitisation stations, contactless QR check-in and cashless points of service.

Visitors aged 12 years two months and over attending a Geelong Arts Centre event will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry.

For the most up-to-date information regarding current COVID safety measures, conditions of entry and what to expect on site, head to the Geelong Arts Centre website.

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