Posts tagged “Western Australia

Performances at Denmark Festival of Voice

I’m very excited to be performing at the Denmark Festival of Voice on 3-5 June 2016… even more excited now that the program has been published and I can see what an amazing lineup I’ll be part of.

I highly recommend anyone to attend this delightful festival in Western Australia’s lush south-west. The Festival’s a gathering of awesome people with a love of song, word, story…. It’s a feast for the ears, the heart, the soul. There’s a whole heap of amazing singers, poets and story-tellers – check the website for details of who’s coming and also for the program!

I’ll be in four performances in the festival: Two in which I perform my own poetry accompanied by the splendiferous instrumentation of Sunset Blundell-Wignall (a blurb for this show is beneath the image below), and two as part of the Tealeaf Troubadours – a four-piece ensemble of storytellers, musicians and poets who create enthralling performances which interweave the different performance arts. The Tealef Troubadours comprise Alex Hey, Jesse the Wind Wanderer, Jaya Penelope, and myself. Details of the shows I’m in follow:

  • Saturday 4th June 10 am @ Storytelling Yurt: Tealeaf Troubadours kids show: ‘Treasure
  • Saturday 4th June 3:30 pm @ Storytelling Yurt: Keren Gila Raiter accompanied by Sunset Wignall: ‘Beneath our feet: poems of earth and body’.
  • Sunday 5th June 1pm @ RSL Hall: Keren Gila Raiter accompanied by Sunset Wignall.
  • Sunday 5th June 2:30pm @ Storytelling Yurt: Tealeaf Troubadours adults show entitled ‘Driftwood Stories’.

Other shows/performers that I’m excited to see include Candy Royale, Jaya Penelope, Donna Jacobs Sife, The Red Sea Pedestrians, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, Lucy Ridsdale, Ajak Kwai, Craig Sinclair, the vocal chant with Pranava Music, and many more.

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Step on to Keren Gila Raiter’s flying carpet of woven words and animated theatrics as she takes you on wild poetic adventures over oceans and underground, where atoms explode, organisms evolve, and the everyday is extraordinary. Meet a botanical villain who moves by stealth through roots and veins, a spiralling lover who’s wings must heal and rebalance, and two friends that discover the magic of nature in a war-torn land.

Accompanied by the splendiferous sounds of Sunset Blundell-Wignall whose eclectic instrumentation blows the winds upon which this magic carpet sails. This is playful and powerful performance poetry not to be missed!

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Skywoman’s Basket: two shows courtesy of Fremantle Festival

Following two sold-out performances at the Wild Twig Studios in Fremantle, the Tealeaf Troubadours (a four-piece group of storytellers, a cellist, and a performance poet – me!) will be performing Skywoman’s Basket as part of the 2014 Fremantle Festival.
You are invited!
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Show details are:
What: Skywoman’s Basket, a performance of folk tales accompanied by live cello and poetry, exploring themes of love, wildness and longing. Storytelling at once visceral and lyrical.
When: Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th October
Where: Black Box Theatre (upstairs in Spare Parts Puppet Theatre), 1 Short Street, Fremantle, Western Australia (opposite train station)
Duration: approx 2 hrs, including an intermission
Tickets: $15, available from https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/3881292 or at the door if not sold out.
This is storytelling for adults, unfortunately we don’t recommend it for kids.
Keren Gila Raiter,
on behalf of the Tealeaf Troubadours

Stories to Warm Longest Night

Come gather round the hearth this winter solstice to be warmed by yule stories, music, spiced wine and chai. We’ll keep the story light aflame with stories on the theme of winter, light and rebirth told by West O’ The Moon, Jesse the Wind Wanderer, Keren Gila Raiter and Shona Kaleis.

And as an extra special winter treat we will have the exquisite music of Gosia Winter, fresh from Berlin.

Where: Raft Gallery, 96 Bawdan Street, Willagee, Western Australia

When: 21st June 2013; We will begin at 7:30 and go til late…

Tickets: $15/$10 unwaged, available at the door.

Please note this is storytelling for adults and may contain adult themes, children are welcome at their parent’s discretion

Stories to warm longest night

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