Program 01-22 Arts Friday on Eastside: 110222

March Dance is Sydney’s premiere annual dance festival which happens next month.  Now in its fourth reiteration, the program showcases 130 artists, including six companies, 12 organisations and 17 venues across Sydney.  The program includes 19 residencies, five performances, five workshops, 13 dance classes and four talks.  Festival Director Lauren Vasallo and featured dancer Mitchell Christie talk us through the Festival program.

Green Door Theatre Company and Redline Productions present the award winning play, Chewing Gum Dreams, written by playwright Michaela Coel.  It’s a confronting coming of age story performed by Masego Pitros, who we will hear from.  Opera Australia present Puccini in a fantasy opera and myth that transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand.  Turandot is on now, and we catch up with Assistant Director, Wawick Doddrell.

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and Poetry Sydney and Gleebooks present Vessels of Love.  Six poets tomorrow afternoon will be in Gleebooks tomorrow afternoon to share in their original poetry on love and all its forms.  We hear from one of the participating poets Mark Treddinick on love and poetry.

Presented and produced by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.


Astral Flex :: Southside I Can See My House
Textile Records :: Hydra Movietone Peel Sessions 1994 – 1997Textile Records
Dina ogon (Stockholm, Sweden) :: Sol Dina OgonSing a Song Fighter DIY Record Label
The Smile (Oxford, UK) :: The Smile The Smoke
Masego Potris, Performer :: Chewing Gum Dreams Old Fitz Hotel [- 19 February 2022]
Kelis, Andre 3000 :: Millionaire TastyChewing Gum Dreams curated playlist
Unyoked Records :: Moodwax – Mermaid (You Are Always) (Rebirth) Unyoked presents Lazydaze.001Unyoked Records
Say She She :: Forget Me Not EP (New York
Bonobo :: Age of Phase
Lauren Vasallo, Festival Director and Dancer, Mitchell Christie :: March Dance Festival 3-31 March
Doinel :: Saldeira Doniel – Saidera (London, UK)Terrasolare
El Dragon Criollo :: La Numero Uno Pase lo que pase (Colombia)
Australian poet: Mark Tredinnick on love and poetry :: Vessels of Love at Gleebooks 12-3pm Saturday 12 February at Gleebooks | poets read poems on love in all its forms to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day Weekend
Kerbside Collection :: Glaze Round The Corner(Brisbane, Australia)