Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wintering. June 22nd. 2013

 A warm and cosy atmosphere...
 Delicious homemade food...
 The Homespun display.
 Feelin' cosy in the hall...are we still in the hall?
 The Wintering cast and crew...
 ...in Ravey!
Warm spicy, buttery rum cider was a big hit!
“In late 2010 I was blessed with the opportunity to voyage to the High Acrtic as part of The Arctic Circle Project.  Expecting to use the experience to solidify my political position on climate change and channel that into my artwork, I instead found myself overwhelmed by the immense beauty and fragility of this magnificent place.  The journey for me was not a political one, but an emotional one.  I acknowledged a great sadness in myself in this space.  It was this emotional landscape, very rarely spoken of, that I wanted to bring back and nurture in this work.  It is something beyond the political, beyond the facts, to something more primal, more real, and perhaps holding more potential for healing than we imagine”  Aimee Smith.

The making of Wintering
Check out this short interview with Aimee Smith about her trip to the Artic Circle and how it led to the creation of Wintering.

How to get the most out of the performance
Wintering is a performance that combine music, dance and visual imagery to evoke an Artic landscape and express the choreographers emotions about her experience.

It does not tell a story.  And you will enjoy the experience more if you let what you see and hear simply wash over you.

There is no right or wrong interpretation of what you see.  Like life, we all view things differently and how we interpret them depends on our past experiences.  The great thing about contemporary dance is that it gives you space to create your own interpretation.

Sometimes it takes time for a performance like this to have its full effect on us.  What you think as the curtain falls may change in the days after the performance.  It’s worth noticing.

Monday, June 17, 2013



Ravensthorpe Town Hall Saturday 22nd June.

Doors open 6.00pm - Performance starts 7.00pm and runs for 1 hour.


Wintering is a new contemporary dance work inspired by the fragility and strength of an iced landscape.  Created by West Australian choreographer Aimee Smith; Wintering uses dance along with imagery and sounds collected from her photographic expedition to the Arctic Circle as part of the 2010 Arctic Circle Project.

 Wintering asks audiences to consider what it is like to live in a changing and disintegrating world, to sit with the tension of beauty and destruction, hope and fear. 


Wintering is touring to Mandurah, Margaret River, Albany and Ravensthorpe after performances in Perth at the Studio in the State Theatre Centre of WA.


Ticket price - includes Light meal of Soup and Bread, Finger food and Chocolate Fountain/Tea and Coffee 

$30 Adult

$25 concession

$20 Child 12 – 18 years

Tickets can be pre purchased at Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe CRC’s – (helpful for catering)


A digital photography exhibition of slides of  images taken by Aimee Smith in the Arctic will also be displayed at the venue.


Bar Facilities available, including Mulled wine and Mulled Cider NO BYO

Free Bus departs from  outside  Hopetoun School at 5.00pm, returns to Hopetoun approx 9.15pm


Also as part of this event Aimee will be running a 1 hour free dance workshop for male/female participants aged 14 years + from 2 – 3 pm in Ravensthorpe

Enquires Ainsley Foulds 0427 383 078.

Makaroo Kaal


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Count is over 600

Hopetoun CRC crochet circle

Crochet Circle at Hopetoun CRC

Goldfields Kidfest

The inaugural Goldfields KidsFest to be held on the first weekend of the July school holidays this year (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July from 9.30am – 5.30pm each day). The event will be completely free for families to attend.

Aimed at those 12 years of age and under the festival will bring a world of fun to regional children which would normally only be accessible in the metropolitan area. Featuring over 12 interactive activity zones, each will be educational and fun, and will provide opportunities for families to come together and take part in the various workshops and activities available. 
To find out more about the Goldfields KidsFest for 2013, please contact:
Pia Timu
 Events Coordinator City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Phone: 08 9021 9675
 Fax: 08 9021 6113
 PO Box 2042, Boulder, WA 6432