The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Sunday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Sydney
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Minto: Live

Residents and acclaimed local and international artists have collaborated to transform the streets of Minto into a stage to showcase contemporary theatre, dance, film and music for a community extravaganza worth making the trek for.
By Zacha Rosen
January 06, 2011
By Zacha Rosen
January 06, 2011

The Campbelltown region is a patchwork of people and localities. While a lot of the local culture goes on in the surprisingly swish Campbelltown Arts Centre — and sometimes at the Campbelltown Mall as well — the surrounding suburbs have secrets of their own. If multi-storied Minto, for example, seems a bit distant from the inner-city — the sort of place you'd need a guide to get around — the Sydney Festival has you covered. Festival outlier Minto: Live takes you on a artistic tour of this often overlooked south-western Sydney suburb.

Imported artists will work with locals for a production that spans the Minto streets. UK theatre duo Lone Twin will stage their Street Dance with eight local households telling their stories on their doorstep, while fellow Brit Hetain Patel stages his TEN with local Pacific Island drummers. Sydney artist Nicole Bakarat will deliver fabric art, while Freddie Hill leads a trumpet chorus of locals in the streets. For the finale, Belgian performance artist Gwendoline Robin promises us fireworks. If you're interested in what happens in that part of the world while no one is looking, Minto: Live promises to pull away the curtain — if only for an hour or two.

Tours meet in the carpark of Minto Mall at 6pm. Buses will take you back to the carpark or station at the end of the tour.

  •   shares
  • Reader comments...

Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel