Aug 2-6 Bris Mermaid - African Drum & Dance courses

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African Drum & Dance Workshops with Elliott & Josie

4 week Drum and Dance course with Elliott and Josie

In Africa drumming and dance are ONE, the rhythm and movement inseparable, the one mirrored in the other. These classes are dedicated to understanding this connection. Half of each class focuses upon the drumming. The second half of the class focuses upon the dance, as the rhythm is played by Elliott and friends. Participants are encouraged to learn both or may choose to focus on either side of this union. Course culminates in a performance at the August Pulse.

4 x 2 hour classes over 4 weeks.
Wed nights Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.

7 – 9.30pm

AHIMSA house, 26 Horan St. West End.
Cost is $70 for the course.
Drums are available for sale and to borrow by beginners.
Contact Elliott or Josie 0407 372 554

Trails of Light 8 week Drumming courses with Elliott – Gold Coast and Brisbane.

In the spirit of the 2005 Qld Music Festival’s Goodwill Drumming, the Woodford Theatre Company offers this amazing opportunity to participate in an incredible mass drumming performance experience.

Led by Elliott Orr there are 3 different groups, 2 on the Gold Coast and 1 in Brisbane. After 8 weeks of tuition and rehearsal the 3 groups will come together to perform as one monster group on the shores of Currumbin Beach. The target is set at 100 drummers. You can be one of them. It is an amazing experience to be part of such a positive joyful shared performance. (for those who were part of Goodwill Drumming, don’t worry, the parade will be only half an hour – I promise!!)

Beginners – Gold Coast
Sunday’s 6th Aug to 24th Sept.
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Intermediate/Advanced – Gold Coast
Sunday’s 6th Aug to 24th Sept.
5pm – 7pm.

Gold Coast classes happening at ‘Threeworlds’ 2558 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach.

Intermediate/Advanced – Brisbane
Thursday’s 3rd Aug to 24th Sept.
7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Brisbane classes happening at St. Andrews Church Hall, cnr Vulture St. and Cordelia St, South Brisbane.

Cost is only $70 for the whole 8 week course.
Drums are available for sale.

Call now to book 0402 071 984

4 week Beginner drum course with Elliott – Aug 4th to 25th.

These classes are open to all drummers, or would-be drummers. No experience in African drumming necessary, as technique will be covered and traditional African rhythms taught. Course culminates in a performance at the August Pulse.

4 x 2 hour classes over 4 weeks.
Fri nights Aug 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

Venue: St. Andrews Church Hall, cnr Vulture St. and Cordelia St, South Brisbane.
Cost is $70 for the course.
Drums are available for hire and sale.
Contact Elliott 0407 372 554


Sat 5 Aug Bris - "Quest" Indian film premiere + Indian banquet

Posted on behalf of Bollywood Dreams...

CAST :Mrinal Kulkarni
Rishi Deshpande
Vijaya Mehta
Shishir Sharma
GP Deshpande
After making three period films consecutively - DHYAASPARVA, ANAAHAT, PAHELI -
Amol Palekar has made QUEST that offers a very fast pace, contemporary depiction
of an urban couple's life. Sai and Aditya weave their lives together through
professional pressures, personal confusions, and individual dilemmas. Their
'quest' for finding solutions despite the disillusive reality remains incessant.

Marked by its very well edged screenplay, ace performances and adroit direction,
QUEST has been already selected in many foreign festivals. The Brisbane Film
Festival (Australia) will host the world premier of QUEST on August 5 2006.This
bilingual film (THAANG in Marathi) will be released in India in the month of
August, 2006.

Known for perfect casting for his characters, Palekar is very happy with
QUEST is the first English film made by him. The story, screenplay and dialogue
are credited to Sandhya Gokhale while Debu Deodhar is the cinematographer.Amol's
last film starred Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in Paheli(The Riddle) in 2005 was
a huge success.

The film premiere's at Regent Cinema 3 at 5pm followed by a Banquet Indian
Community reception and an interview of the director by Anne Demi-Geroe ,the
Artistic Director of BIFF at 8.30pm.

Venue: Bombay Dhaba, West End (near West End Round about)

Banquet Cost:$35 per person

Banquet Bookings online: www.bollywoodddreams.net.au

Bookings Film screening of ''Quest": www.biff.com.au

Please note that you are welcome to bring along small souvenir gifts for the actor
and his wife if you wish.

Tickets for the film 'Quest' can be purchased from www.biff.com.au



Bollywood Dreams
Level One 109 Edward Street
Brisbane City QLD. 4000
Tel. +61 7 3002 7152 Fax. +61 7 3002 7123
Mob.+61 410 420 004
Email: info@bollywooddreams.biz or info@bollywooddreams.net.au
Web: www.bollywooddreams.net.au


Fri 4 Aug BEMAC - Zipangu Night (Japanese)

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BEMAC ‘Cultivart’ Series 2006 presents‘Zipangu Night’
August 04, 2006
8:00 pm
BEMAC Indoor Space Yungaba
120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Zipangu Night’ A celebration of the Japanese Culture in Brisbane‘

BEMAC Cultivart series on Friday August 4, will present ‘Zipangu Night’ a unique night of music and performances from Japan featuring Shigeru Yomei Nakajima, Wadaiko Rindo and Noriko Tadano who are bringing the culture and music of Japan to Brisbane.

Melbourne based Japanese drum ensemble Wadaiko Rindo is renowned for energetic and dynamic drumming performances. This Melbourne based Taiko ensemble has performed widely in Victoria, ACT, New Caledonia and Fiji.

Noriko Tadano is a pioneer, starting learning Tsugaru-Shamisen - A three stringed Japanese Lute from the Tsugaru region in the North of Japan - and Minyo - traditional folksong - when she was only 8 years old. She has spread the Shamisen music to Australia and has performed at many events such as the Canberra Multicultural Festival.

Shigeru Yomei Nakajima is a talented, Brisbane based artist who plays Shakuhachi. He has performed at Woodford festival, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, China, Japan and Some of Asia countries.

Zipangu Night is part of the 2006 Australia – Japan Year of Exchange Program and aims to introduce to Australian audiences the Japanese culture and music presented by local Japanese performers from Brisbane and Gold Coast showcasing a sample of musical works that range from traditional to contemporary. During the event you will also enjoy a display of flower arrangements (Ikebana), origami and calligraphy works.

Come along and enjoy a taste of the Japanese Culture!!!

Venue: BEMAC Indoor Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Phone BEMAC on 33914433
Licensed Bar

For more information please contact Ana Barassi at BEMAC on 33914433 or arts@bemac.org.au