Salamanca Arts Centre announces the return of Winter Light, a festival taking place this August 11 through August 21 in Hobart, Tasmania. The inaugural 2021 festival delivered a diverse program with everything from contemporary dance, to cabaret, to contemporary indie, to traditional Indian dance, to B-Grade Horror.
Winter Light 2022promises to be just as diverse, with the return of QT Cabaret, a free World Music opening event in Salamanca Square, Jazzamanca, special events from Egress (Baddi Addi) and Tash Parker’s video installation and live streamed performance. We are also excited to announce a large-scale youth and family program, Utopia Now!, that will culminate in the creation of a youth theatre performance and visual art installation made by local young people. This year, Tasmanian artists will be sharing the stage with internationally renowned circus troupe Dummies Corp, the Melbourne Festival darlings Finucane & Smith Unlimited with their flamboyant Finucane & Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall!, and the extraordinary Discovery of Kali: A Personal Journey by Adelaide contemporary dancer Fiona Gardener.
Artistic Director of Winter Light Lucien Simon says “The end of winter is, in many cultures, a time when the community gathers and celebrates the end of the darkness and the coming of the light. This is the inspiration behind Winter Light – it is a new festive program that we have created this year to transform August and the end of winter into a period of celebration and connection. We look forward to celebrating the lightening days with you!”
See below for a sneak peek of acts happening as part of Winter Light with the full program set for release June 24. Venue and ticketing information available here.