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Telstra Adelaide festival : [poster]
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Date of creation : 1998
Format : Poster
Dimensions : 1200 x 730 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donated by : Adelaide Festival Corporation
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Description :

The inaugural Adelaide Festival of Arts was held in 1960 under artistic director Professor John Bishop of Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium. The Festival is a biennial event, staged over three weeks during March in 'even' years. It is considered, along with Edinburgh and Avignon, to be one of the top three arts festivals in the world.

Festival performances and exhibitions are from wide variety of local, national and international artists spanning various art forms including visual arts, music, dance, theatre, opera and literature.

Past artists at the Adelaide Festival of Arts include Peter Greenaway, Warsaw Philharmonic, Steven Berkhoff, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Netherlands Opera, Rudolf Nureyev, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gyuto Monks of Tibet, Frankfurt Ballet, Nick Cave, the English Opera Group with Benjamin Britten, the Whirling Dervishes, the Bartok String Quartet and the Sunrise Performers of Cambodia.

Local performers include State Theatre Company, State Opera of South Australia, Doppio Teatro, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Leigh Warren and Dancers, the Australian Dance Theatre and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Related names :

Adelaide Festival of Arts

Period : 1946-1979,1980-2000,2001-
Further reading :

Whitelock, Derek. Festival!: the story of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide: D. Whitelock, 1980

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