The Avilion Arts Festival returns ~
The second annual Avilion Harvest Arts Festival will take place from September 15th to 17th showcasing Avilion talent and delighting in the company of other invited performers.
This years festival will include storytelling, music, dance, an art exhibition, theatre, puppetry, poetry and illusion.
Join us for a magical weekend
All necessary teleports will be placed at Avilion Main Gate half an hour before each performances and the full programme will be published in due course
The July 2nd performance of ‘One Bright Day’ at 1pm on the ACT Main Stage will be in support of Relay for Life. This play, based on a fantasy novel by Silvana De Mari, shares the life of ‘the last elf’ who, together with ‘the last dragon’, fulfils a prophecy and brings a new dawn of hope to the world.
Yorsh and the Dragon
‘Ghostwriter’, a new play by Bajoy, tells the story behind ‘Jap Herron,’ a novel published posthumously by Mark Twain supposedly dictated through a ouija board operated by Mrs. Emily Hutchings and spiritualist, Mrs. Lola Hays. The play was inspired by true events that were said to have occurred in 1915. The play will be performed at Whitechapel on Saturday, June 17th at 1 pm, and on Sunday, June 18th at Avilion at 11:30 a.m. The older Mark Twain is played by Geoffrey Edwardstone, the young Mark Twain by Stranger Nightfire. Mrs Emily Hutchings is played by Dubna Rhiadra and Mrs. Lola Hays by Sister. VT plays the part of Charles Dickens. Scout acts the part of Livy, Twain’s girlfriend and later wife, and Iddy Schmooz is Moggy (the cat). Featured in the show is a ballet, entitled, ‘The Missouri Pastorale’, choreographed by Keeshe Ansar. Dancers in the ballet are: Ayla, Amza, Bardy, Gracelen, Iddy, JP Damien, Kat, Scout, Stranger, Vyahen.
On Sunday, June 11th at 2 pm in the ACT Main Theatre, a new play by Maat Hathor, will be produced. The story relates to a young Princess Ada who wants to determine her own destiny. The play is directed by Kat Carnell, with Demrias as Assistant Director, and Kalia as choreographer. The sound track construction was done by Bajoy, with a set by Maat. Those in the ensemble for the show are: Bardy, Corina, Eli, Graceless, Iddy, Jack, Kalia, Layne, Pipit and Vyahen. We hope you will be able to attend.
On May 21st, ACT presented a special tribute to the storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen. The session included some of his most well- loved stories, including: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Nightingale, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Songs, photos, and audience participation dancing to some of the stories formed the basis for the production that was designed and compiled by Bajoy, ACT’s Artistic Director.
On Sunday, April 23rd at 1p.m, ACT presents a performance piece created by Theadore Themis that is based around the spirit of Australia. By means of his original poetry and song lyrics he traverses the history of ‘the land down under’. Choreography is by Keeshe Ansar with Bajoy serving as dramaturge.
On Sunday, April 9th at 1p.m., ACT presents a dance party with a difference. The audience will be invited to dance-a-long with hostess, Pipit Dreamscape, and Wolfman Jack Kat as memorable music from the 1960s is played in a fab diner created by Sea and Rat Runo. Come along and join in the fun!