Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s Per Te will be staged at this year’s Brisbane Festival; image supplied.
By their very nature, festivals take us outside of our everyday lives and actions. The combination of unique events and audiences looking for the unexpected becomes a catalyst for the extraordinary.
‘Why is it that we’re happy to sit in a room for 12 hours with some strange installation – which we would only do in a festival? There is something about the context that a festival creates that actually changes our behaviour,’ said Simon Abrahams, Creative Director & CEO of Melbourne Fringe at last month’s Creative State Summit in Melbourne.