The Seafarer's Welcome by The Echoes Project

Where: Seafarer's Bridge, Siddeley St., Docklands, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Session 1: 7pm: $15.00
  • Session 2: 8pm: $15.00
  • Session 3: 9pm: $10.00
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Meeting at the Seafarer’s bridge on the Yarra, you will be welcomed into a little-known site nearby, a sanctuary for seafarers for the last 100 years and a symbol of old-world generosity amidst the rapidly shifting landscape of the Docklands. A journey through the quirky spaces at Mission to Seafarer’s site through a compelling contemporary ritual performance. The Echoes Projects artists evoke fragments of stories embedded in this site through mesmerising live soundscapes, movement and imagery.

Ria Soemardjo, Janette Hoe and Pongjit (Jon) Saphakhun collaborate to create an ongoing exploration of contemporary rituals in response to urban sites in Australia. Based in Melbourne, their contemporary performance work draws deeply from their personal connections to Thai, Chinese and Indonesian ceremonial traditions. Featuring Intricate rhythmic compositions inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesian and Middle Eastern musical traditions, performed by Ron Reeves and Matt Stonehouse—two of Australia’s foremost world music percussionists.

Note: 7pm and 8pm sessions include delicious vegetarian Indonesian food. 9pm session includes Indonesian and Thai cakes and sweets. You are invited to stay and eat after the performance, drinks available for purchase at the venue.

Performers:
Janette Hoe - dance artist
Pongjit (Jon) Sekhukhune - actor
Ria Soemardjo - musician
Ron Reeves - musician
Matt Stonehouse - musician /instrument maker

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

- The Mission to Seafarers
- Audience Meeting point—next to the entrance of the Seafarer’s Bridge, Siddeley St, Docklands.
- Wheelchair accessible venue.

Bookings essential.
Ticket price is purely to pay for the food element.
Companion Card ticketing available. Please contact Multicultural Arts Victoria for ticketing options. Companion ticket will allow admission only.

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