Stunning scenery, icy cold drinks, delicious food and a world-class performance.

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A night of live classical music and dance under the stars.

 

Featuring a performance of contemporary dance, ballet and classical music at a unique location, you’ll be treated to a wonderful Summer night out at The Briars.

This performance features a number of dancers and musicians from the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds and is your perfect night out with friends this Summer!

Bring your own blankets and elaborate food platters and enjoy the beautiful Summer breezes as day slips into night.


 

Featuring a breathtaking lineup of artists:

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Dancers from

Spark Youth Dance Co.

“One of the most innovative and exciting performance groups happening here in Australia”
— Kate Meade
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Clarinet Quartet

Featuring Clarinetists Laura Campbell, Tom D’Ath, Paul Jenkins and Joel Hands-Otte, this is the Mornington Peninsula’s newest clarinet quartet!

These musicians have performed with ensembles all around Melbourne including in orchestras, jazz bands, chamber gorups and in musical theatre. As an ensemble, they enjoy playing a diverse range of music including classical, jazz and movie soundtracks to name a few.

They will be playing a variety of pieces at Arts at Twilight including the famous piece ‘This is Halloween’.

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TimPodesta’s Projection Dance Co.

Projection Dance Company dancers Peter John Simmonds and Casey Wallis will be performing Tim Podesta’s Alta Starè on the Mornington Peninsula as part of our outdoor Arts at Twilight festival!

“Projection Dance is the platform from which we embrace the development, creation, support and presentation of world-class dance. Comprised of an internationally acclaimed dance company, a vocational dance program, a media and marketing subsidiary and a budding arts support and funding initiative, Projection promotes dance not only for entertainment but as a means to engage with communities to encourage innovation and dialogue surrounding the development of arts in this time. We share a natural affinity with expressive movement;  like all strong personalities we have strong ideas about how dance should progress.”

In a short time the company’s collaborations have taken them from Australia to Africa, USA to Dubai and across Europe and the UK.

There’s still time left to get tickets! DON’T MISS OUT on seeing these two superstars LIVE in the gardens of the beautiful Briars! 

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Cello and Piano Duo

Refresh your soul and mind next Friday with the beautiful sounds of this stunning duo.

Described by the New York Times as ‘a pianist with dazzling power and an impeccable sense of style’, US-born Juilliard graduate Elyane Laussade is now firmly established as one of Australia’s finest pianists.

Concert cellist, composer, musical director, protégé of Russian cellist Karine Georgian, Luke Severn holds a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours from Monash University in Melbourne and possesses a musical voice of great versatility and passion and has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles across the world. Noted for his expressive performances and dynamic and engaging personality, he is emerging as an artistic tour de force in the Australian musical landscape.

Book tickets to see these wonderful musical powerhouses LIVE at The Briars!

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Dominique Cowden

Dominique Cowden is a Melbourne Dance Artist, whom graduated with a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) at Transit Dance in Contemporary. Recently performing with The Stephanie Lake Company in Colossus, this saw her dance in the Melbourne Art’s Centre as part of the Melbourne Fringe.

Choreographers Dominique have worked with include Stephanie Lake (Chunky Move & LGI inc), Lauren Langlois (Chunky Move & ADT), Tara Jade Samaya (Chunky Move & ADT), Adam Wheeler (Chunky Move & Tasdance) and Daniel Jaber (ADT). Recently named ‘up and coming young talent to watch’ in a interview for Dance Writer, Some of her credits include: Queen of Diamonds entertainment, Dance Massive, Undrgrnd, Dance Writer Gala (opening act), Womens Health Summit (Grand Hyatt) and more.

 
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Misch Kurzeme

“I have been dancing on the Mornington Peninsula for the past 10 years at Mt Martha School of Dance. I am also a member of Transit Dance Origins Dance Company and Extension Program. Through recent exposure to the Melbourne dance scene I have found a passion for contemporary dance and its power to captivate, question and empower through movement.”

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Jacinta Martorella

Jazz will be performing a contemporary solo as the sun sets on Feb 1st! Jacinta Martorella is a 23 year old dance artist from the Mornington Peninsula.

She has completed a 2 year Diploma of dance under the directive of Adam Wheeler, during this time she worked with some high standing choreographers and dancers such as Amber McCartney, James Batchelor and Alice-lee Holland. In 2016 she co-created a work for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and in 2017 was a member of the YW2 collective in their inaugural pre-professional year, where she presented her contemporary work ‘nexus.’ as a part of their first season.

In April 2018 Jacinta worked in collaboration with Spark Youth Dance Company to create a new short contemporary dance work for their Triple Bill season called 'Recess'. She also presented her first self choreographed major work titled 'Binary' in September 2018, which was a double bill performance.

Jacinta is a genuine active member of the arts industry and is looking forward to continue creating and collaborating with more artists to make dance. 

 
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Indefinite Dance Company

Directed by the unstoppable Casey Chellew, Indefinite Dance Co. are SUPER pumped to be bringing some of their dancers to Arts at Twilight this Friday!

 

MORE PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

Why come to Arts at Twilight?

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BYO picnic rugs, pillows, blankets, chairs and food

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Classical ballet and contemporary dance performances

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Classical music performances

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The most stunning outdoor location

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Mornington Peninsula wine and cheeses

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Food trucks galore

 

We’'ll see you under the stars!