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Sat 19-Tue 22 Feb 2011
[1hr 25min no interval]

Artist Talk: Sun 20 Feb, post-show

Alain Platel Screenings:
Passion Last Stop Kinshasa
Sat 19 Feb, 3pm, 90min
State Theatre Centre

les ballets de ci de lá
Sun 20 Feb, 3pm, 110min
State Theatre Centre


A Reserve $65.50
Friends $58
B Reserve $56.50
Conc $45.50

Out of Context: for Pina
les ballets C de la B (Belgium)
Directed by Alain Platel

Founded by celebrated director Alain Platel in 1984, Belgium's les ballets C de la B have forged an enviable worldwide reputation for groundbreaking dance-making and for nurturing young talent, including such stars as Lisi Estaras and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

With Out of Context: for Pina, Platel pays tribute to the style of late German choreographer Pina Bausch, whose visions were infused with bleak wit and tangible vulnerability.

Platel has built his masterpiece on a belief in the power of the human body as an emotional tool, as bearer of memory and the raw material for living visual art. On a stripped back stage, nine of his long-time dancers move from order to chaos, dysfunction to inner transcendence while incorporating a little moon-walking, bump and grind and fractured disco along the way.

Recognised as the Tanz production of the year (as selected by a jury of 33 European critics), Out of Context: for Pina is an intriguing and joyous reflection of our humanity and an utterly unmissable evening of dance.

Often confronting, at times challenging, Alain Platel's production is utterly compelling. THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

It teased and challenged you, giving you moments of understanding and recognition, then whisking them away again and leaving you lost in the chaos. AUSTRALIAN STAGE

They fling themselves into it, dancing and singing, like people getting carried away at a party … The cast go from a corps de ballet group to a bunch of individuals, and back again. THE INDEPENDENT

One of the most influential dance theatre companies in the world. THE GUARDIAN

Image: Chris van der Burght


2 minute trailer

2 minute trailer
  • Sat 19 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sun 20 Feb, 5.00PM
  • Mon 21 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Tue 22 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.