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2020 Awesome Festival: International Arts Festival for bright young things
  • 2020 AWESOME Festival to be held from September 28 to October 2.
  • First major arts festival to be presented in the State as we shift towards recovery.
  • Program features world premiere of The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by WA Ballet.

The 2020 festival will feature the world premiere of The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, a retelling of May Gibbs' classic picture book presented by the West Australian Ballet's Young Artists, WAAPA and Perth Symphony Orchestra.

The production forms part of a three-year initiative for West Australian Ballet to create new, fun, high-quality and accessible ballet works, especially for younger audiences and their families.

The initiative is providing career pathways and work opportunities for Western Australian creative artists, and will ultimately help to retain local talent within the State.

Thanks to the Minderoo, Feilman, and Simon Lee foundations, the show will be presented for free, reducing any financial barriers for children and families who would like to attend.

The closing event will feature The Nightingale by West Australian Opera, a work developed in partnership with arts organisations Co:3 Australia, WA Youth Orchestra, and WA Young Voices. It will be held from October 3 to 4 at His Majesty's Theatre.

AWESOME Arts Australia receive recurrent funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

2019 AWESOME Festival image by Richard WatsonPhoto: 2019 AWESOME Festival. Image by Richard Watson.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023