Five reasons to visit HOTA this July

So much for winter being quiet! We hope you’ve got your diaries handy, cause HOTA, Home of the Arts, has an epic July lineup of events.

WOLFGANG | 12-13 JULY | TICKETED

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Quincy Grant and the Circa Ensemble. Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist. To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit as he rediscovers his own vibrant compositions, the notes lifting off the page through the physical comedy and mischievous antics of diving and swooping acrobats.

DANCING ON THE GREEN | 14 JULY | FREE

Celebrate the diversity of NAIDOC week at a special Dancing on the Green. Join us at this family friendly dance, music and cultural event. Arrive early to check out the markets, meet local artists and hear the stories behind their work before the live music and dancing begin.

QAGOMA’s A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift | 21 JULY – 4 SEPTEMBER | FREE

Gallery at HOTA audiences have an opportunity to experience key works from the international collection of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) when ‘A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift’ tour the coast as part of an extended regional tour that honours the far-reaching contribution of Tim Fairfax, one of the Gallery’s most generous supporters. Highlights include Michael Parekowhai’s larger-than-life sculpture of a security guard Kapa Haka (Whero) 2003, Yvonne Todd’s uncanny tapestry portrait Alice Bayke 2008, Chinese Australian artist Ah Xian’s intricately worked bust Human human – Bust no.5 2002, and Iranian/Swiss artist Shirana Shahbazi’s beautifully detailed photographs on aluminium from her ‘Flowers, fruits & portraits’ series.

ab[intra], SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY | 25-26 JULY | TICKETED

From tenderness to turmoil, ab[intra] is a journey of intense human existence that will command your attention. The music fuses lush cello concerto with ambient electronica and the exquisite dancers occupy a visually arresting ethereal world. This is a ferociously physical and heartfelt piece that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.  Discover what drives our relationships and ignites our ambitions in this visceral new piece showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers.

DELUXE DELUXE | 4-29 JULY | TICKETED

The world premiere from the creators of BLANC de BLANC. The glitterati of international cabaret and circus talent move into HOTA, Home of the Arts for the month of July. Read more about it in our interview with director Scott Maidment in this month’s magazine.

For full details, pricing and tickets, visit hota.com.au

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