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Fri 11-Mon 14 Feb
[1hr 5min no interval]

Artist Talk: Sun 13 Feb, 4pm


A Reserve $42.50
Friends $37
B Reserve $37.50
Conc $32.50

Event Program

Human Interest Story
Commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival with Malthouse Melbourne and Lucy Guerin Inc (Australia)
Choreography by Lucy Guerin

Moving between moments of wit and reverberating anxiety, Human Interest Story explores how we react (or fail to react) to events, both trivial and profound, as they enter our private lives through the news.

The work explores news-speak and our desire for authentic human experiences through choreography that ranges from forced monotony to the spontaneous movement of crowds in heightened situations, from riots to rock concerts. This is dance spawned from the collision of individuals and society, at once fraught with danger and blessed with beauty.

Lucy Guerin is one of Australia's most sophisticated and celebrated dance practitioners. Her works have toured Europe, North America and Asia, winning such accolades as the Sidney Myer Award, Prix d'auteur and Green Room Award.

Choreography by Lucy Guerin

A topical, evocative and entertaining work, cleverly conceived, clearly expressed and performed with precision and conviction. THE AUSTRALIAN

Set-up or spontaneous? It was fabulous regardless. Our lives still do really belong to us. Bravo, Lucy Guerin. JAN HALLAM, THE SUNDAY TIMES


Lucy Guerin talks Human Interest Story

Lucy Guerin talks Human Interest Story
  • Fri 11 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sat 12 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sun 13 Feb, 5.00PM
  • Mon 14 Feb, 7.30PM


Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre

Address: Corner Roe and William Streets, Northbridge

Located inside the State Theatre Centre in Northbridge, the Heath Ledger Theatre is a 575 seat multi-purpose theatre for music, dance, and theatre.

The State Theatre Centre is located a few minutes walk from the Wellington Street Train Station and Wellington Street Bus Port. As two major public transport hubs in Perth's CBD, there are a range of busses and trains servicing this area.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Carparking (with disabled bays and lift access) is available at:
- State Library Carpark (access from James and Francis Streets)
- Cultural Centre Carpark (access from Roe Street)
- Citiplace Carpark (access from Roe Street)

- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance, some performances may not allow latecomers entry, please check your ticket for details.
- Mobile telephones and electronice devies are to be turned off during the performance, they can sometime affect the sound equipment as well as disrupting the artists and other audience members.
- Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

The State Theatre Centre is accessible to patrons with impared mobility. It is recommended that patrons with special requirements state their needs when booking tickets.

An infrared hearing system for deaf and hearing impared patrons is available. An Audio Description Service for blind or vision impared patrons is offered for certain performances.

Wheelchair seating is available in the Heath Ledger Theatre. Please check when booking which seats are available as these may change with each performance. Accessible toilets are located on Basement 2, Basement 1, Level 2, Level 4 and in the Courtyard.

Pick up and set down points are available on William Street, close to the main entrance.

For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.

Present your ticket at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The Brisbane The Brisbane Hotel
292 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 08 9227 2300
Open Mon – Sat 11:30am to late; Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Choose any pizza on the menu with a glass of wine or a large beer
Must Winebar MUST Winebar
519 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 8 9328 8255
Open 12noon to late, 7 Days
A glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne and ½ a dozen Oysters, in the Champagne Lounge or Bar
Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen
3b Shafto Lane, Perth
P 08 9321 0345
Open Mon-Thur 6:30am to 9pm;  Fri 6:30am to late
Choose any main course plus a glass of wine

Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.