Report to the Community 2010 - Page 12

Objectives and Outcomes continued... Further engage younger artists and audiences A number of Festival events were particularly geared towards younger artists and audiences: Carnival of Mysteries was created by 37 emerging and established artists and ran for the full duration of the Festival and beyond; esteemed UK composer Thomas Adès worked with the musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music, and conducted them in the concert Adès @ANAM; A.R.A.B’s Northern Trax featured 221 young performers from 50 cultural backgrounds at Flinders Street Station and Degreaves Street; 236 young Melburnians performed outdoor dance and physical theatre as part of Pop-Up Project; and 43 emerging and established Australian musicians performed in the Forum Contemporary Music program (Beck’s Festival Bar); emerging curator and Indigenous artist Bindi Cole was appointed to curate Nyah‑Bunyar at Gallery 1 in the Arts Centre; young musicians of Orchestra Victoria collaborated with Sinead O’Connor, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Cale, Rickie Lee Jones, Gurrumul Yunupingu and The Black Arm Band for Seven Songs to Leave Behind; and Artistic Director Brett Sheehy continued to mentor 2009 Fringe Award Winners Jodie Ahrens and Will Tait and undertook a new mentorship project, awarding the inaugural Harold Mitchell Foundation Fellowship to choreographer and director Byron Perry. “A theatrical tour-de-force.” The Age on Opening Night “... theatrically spectacular and beautifully performed.” The Australian on Opening Night Focus on free and low cost performances In 2010 the Festival aimed to expand its program of free and low‑cost events. To this end there were 16 free events: • K@osmos; • Pop-Up Project; • Halo; • epi-thet; •  Matter of Life and Death A (six free sessions and four low-cost sessions); •  orthern Trax (free and $5 performances); N •  ire Woman and Tristan’s Ascension; F • The Raft; •  eaven is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens; H • Mortality; • Nyah-Bunyar (Temple); •  n American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar; A •  ying in Spite of the Miraculous; D • The Feast of Trimalchio, • The Solo Projects; and • The Hawker’s Song. And 15 low-cost events: • Nyah-Bunyar-Discovery; • Carnival of Mysteries; • en masse; • Richter/Meinhof Opera; • Northern Trax (free and $5 performances); • Bill Viola in Conversation; •  Matter of Life and Death A (six free sessions and four low-cost sessions); and •  eck’s Festival Bar B (30 bands and events for a flat ticket