Curious about the artists behind the shows you see at Melbourne Festival? Take a peek behind the curtain with our free Artists in Conversation series.
Join some of the biggest names in this year’s program as they speak candidly about their experiences of taking their productions from concept to stage.
SUN 11 OCTOBER at 4PM
Legendary film score composer Clint Mansell discusses the challenges of creating soundtracks for films such as Requiem for a Dream, Noah, Moon and Black Swan.
THU 15 OCTOBER at 1PM
Join Richard Tognetti AO, Marshall McGuire and guests as they reflect on three years of Haydn for Everyone and discuss the future of the genre.
SUN 11 OCTOBER at 11am
Shaun Tan and John Marsden revisit their iconic book The Rabbits on the opening weekend of the Melbourne premiere of its stage adaptation. Join Tan and Marsden as they retrace the making of the 1998 picture book and reflect on the power the story holds in the public consciousness 17 years later.
WED 14 OCTOBER at 6PM
Performance Space 122 Artistic Director Vallejo Gantner and the creator of Lincoln Center: Directors Lab Anne Cattaneo represent two significant performance platforms in New York. Join them in conversation as they discuss the dynamics of the arts landscape in New York, its unique origins and its future.
FRI 16 OCTOBER at 1PM
Theatre director and Professor of World Arts and Cultures, Peter Sellars will share experiences from over three decades of work and address the question of how art enables, deepens, and democratises the public and private processes that move people towards justice and equality?