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Program Alice Desert Festival 14-23 September 2007



Program Alice Desert Festival 14-23 September 2007

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MINISTER'S MESSAGE arts minister, spending time in Central Australia! Is always rewarding. This is especially true of festival time 1____n the Alice when we celebrate the Desert Festival.BAnd when I say celebrate , I mean it to the fullest extent. It is a time vhen the focus of the whole region is on creativity, from music and the visual arts, to drama, dance and beyond. While we ^jelebrate this extraordinary creativity, we are also celebrating the lives and work of Central Australians, from the bush to the town of Alice itself. It is about bringing people together from the region to learn from each other, to excite and inform us, to entertain us andfrom time to tim eto make us think about the world we live in .Bw hat is perfectly clear is that the region is made up of many cultural traditions: the beauty of the Alice Desert Festival is that it allows us to showcase them all. Where else could you see the wonderful work of the Tjanpi Weavers sharing the same billing as Bizets Carmen and a concert at Undoolya Creek?BThe Alice Desert Festival is ultimately about community, and its ultimate celebration is the diversity we find in Central Australia. Enjoy! Marion Scrymgourj Minister for Arts and Museums CHAIRS MESSAGE Alice Springs Festival Inc is proud to present the 2007 I Alice Desert Festival which showcases the breadth and depth ' of talent that exists in the Central Australian region. Once again the Festival is proud to present signature events such as Wearable Arts, Bush Bands Bash and DESERTsong along with other internationally acclaimed acts which are sure to entertain everyone.Bfhis year the HUB Space moves to the centre of town with events and activities being held in Todd M a ll. | Of course the success of the Festival is reliant on the hard work of the Festival Director, event co-ordinators, artists and performers and Committee members. The Committee would like to thank all those involved, staff, volunteers, sponsors and supporters for the successful staging of the Festival.Brhe Committee also thanks the NT Government and the Alice Springs Town Council for their significant contributions, along with other sponsors, partners and supporters.B it is with great pleasure that the Committee invites you to immerse yourself in the ten days of the Festival as well as the plethora of other events that contribute to making up the Festival season. drian Scholtes, Chair, Alice Springs Festival Inc