CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL LAUNCHES - THE FUTURE OF THINGS PAST

Rob Jennings | 8-Mar-2017
This year"s hugely anticipated Castlemaine State Festival"” Victoria"s premier regional arts and cultural celebration"”launches on Friday 17th of March. Departing from Castlemaine"s abandoned transport hub, the Castlemaine Goods Shed, festival-goers will journey to The Future of Things Past. #CSF2017
Venue: Castlemaine Goods Shed
Address: Kennedy Street, Casltemaine Vic 3450 Australia
Date: 17-Mar-17
Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Ticket: Free Event
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Big Bang - Castlemaine State Festival Opening 2015 Photo: Carl Dziunka
"We are the next stop for Australia"s regional creative industry and the world is travelling to us," says Martin Paten, director of the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival. "The Journey is the theme for this year"s festival, reflecting the local and international works offered and the ongoing cultural evolution of this remarkable community."

He describes the energy of the opening spectacular of The Future of Things Past"”with over 200 performers, many of them locals"”as an ""¦incredible engulfing experience of a regional community, their young people and artists from around the globe, claiming their own journey"”defying the technological world that demands them to view and consume."

Opening night creative producer, Sam Thomas, is an international performer who"”like many artists"”now calls Castlemaine home. He says, "Here we are, connected to the rest of the world. Castlemaine is undergoing an artistic and economic transformation from loss of opportunity in industry, and now is laying the foundation for a strong creative industry with schools, artists and the festival."

The Future of Things Past, as the name suggests, is a story that draws on the history of the town"s working and social life to envision a future explored through the imagination and aspirations of the young people in this town.

Acrobats, dancers, robots, beat boxers, brass bands and real life circus performers give audiences on the night a taste of some of the outstanding international artists performing at the Goods Shed over the next ten days, as part of "Circocentric," the festival"s physical theatre and circus program.

Sam claims, "Like circus folk, the festival is the destination where artists work together, support each other, and take risks together"¦ In circus, there are no losers. It"s all of us defying gravity." "The Festival boldly continues to have great aspirations for the future," says State Festival Chair Julie Millowick. "At the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival, journey to the Future of Things Past with us."

THE FUTURE OF THINGS PAST - PUBLIC OPENING

Friday 17th March at 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Castlemaine Goods Shed, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
FREE EVENT

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