Hit parade percussion festival
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
Defying Gravity and the WA Academy of Performing Arts celebrate thirty years at the forefront of percussion in Australia, in a percussion festival bringing together leading performers and educators from around the world. Experience the best of pioneering new music for percussion, performed by the leading performers of our time!
Monday 4 September at 2pm: 'Hit Parade' Festival Launch
Wednesday 6 September at 7.30pm: Kuniko Kato: 'Total Percussion'
Thursday 7 September at 10am: Kuniko Kato: Marimba Masterclass
Sunday 10 September 10am - 2pm: Defying Gravity: open rehearsal
Tuesday 12 September: Kuniko Kato: New Music for Solo Percussion
Thursday 14 September at 7.30pm: Defying Gravity: 'Hit Parade'
Friday 15 September at 10am: Kuniko Kato: Multi-Percussion Masterclass
Friday 15 September at 7pm: Kuniko Kato at Methodist Ladies College
Friday 15 September at 7.30pm: Defying Gravity: 'Hit Parade'
Saturday 16 Sept at 2pm & 7.30pm: Defying Gravity: 'Hit Parade'
Saturday 16 September at 10pm: 'Hit Parade' Festival Closing Party
Festival Director: Tim White
Guest Artists: Kuniko Kato, Gary France, Marcus Perrozzi, Kaboom Percussion (Joshua Webster & Catherine Betts) and lain Robbie
Defying Gravity: Ben Albert, Drew Alexander, Chris Damant, Nanna Faulkner, Azariah Felton, Ben Fillingham, Pavan Hari, Laura Harris, Aaron Logan, lzaac Masters, Arund Pearce, Germaine Png, Tom Robertson, Thomas Selim, Mercedes Slack-Smith and Jesse Vivante
Guest Musicians: Miranda Murray-Yong, Robyn Blann, Stephanie Vuduris
Music Director: Tim White