Shifting Sands at Bleach*: World Premiere at the Gold Coast

Currumbin Estuary will be the stage for a world premiere at Bleach* Festival.

Shifting Sands will see 100 artists, musicians, kids, SUP boarders, dragon boat rowers, circus performers and dancers from Queensland Ballet Company assemble to tell you a story of culture, community and characters tied to Currumbin Estuary.

Louise Bezzina, Bleach* Festival Artistic Director says that Shifting Sands is one of the largest Bleach* Festival productions ever undertaken on the Gold Coast.

“For me, Shifting Sands evokes a really emotional sense of pride in being a Gold Coaster and having this amazing place right here on my doorstep,” Louise said.

“After producing Opera on the Beach in Coolangatta in 2014, and experiencing first-hand the popularity of many beachside Bleach* Festival locations over the past few years, I know using our beautiful natural landscapes as outdoor stages creates something magical.”

Shifting Sands has its world premiere on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March from 5.45pm and the event is free. It will combine theatre, music, dance, circus, floating watercraft and narratives set to the sounds of one of the Gold Coast’s favourite sons, Bobby Alu.

Louise says the production will challenge perceptions about what art is and where is should be performed. Joining the mammoth cast will also be performers from Palm Beach Currumbin High School and dancers from the Queensland Ballet’s Jette Parker Young Artists who will dance on the floating stage supplied by Gold Coast company, Superior Jetties.

Gold Coast’s Bleach* Festival features more than 50 events and hundreds of artists. If you’re still in doubt about how awesome it is, get a taste of Bleach* here with the wrap video from 2015.



View the full Bleach program online.

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