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The Nature of Why at Perth Festival, Australia

  • Heath Ledger Theatre (map)

Feel the transformative power of music and dance in an epic performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.

Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman, and his search for meaning in the world around us, The Nature of Why is an intimately powerful and evocative work.

Led by renowned conductor Charles Hazelwood, members of the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians, the British Paraorchesra, are joined by string players from Perth Symphony Orchestra to perform a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory. The stage becomes a site of discovery as four dancers move to the music in a choreography by Australian artist and disability advocate Caroline Bowditch.

Merging contemporary dance and live orchestral music The Nature of Why erases the divide between musicians, dancers and audience, immersing you in an uplifting up-close-and-personal theatrical experience.


21 Feb - 23 Feb 2019

Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM

Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.00 PM

Fri 22 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3.00 PM

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM