Joondalup: Kaleidoscope festival to light up in November

Joondalup: Kaleidoscope festival to light up in November
Joondalup: Kaleidoscope festival to light up in November

THE inaugural Kaleidoscope festival, as exclusively revealed by the Weekender last year, will light up the Joondalup City Centre from November 10 to 13.

Starting each day at 5.30pm, the free event will explore a City of the Future theme through a program boasting 3D architectural transformations (live buildings), projection performance, virtual reality, augmented reality, workshops and interactive and immersive curated spaces.

Kaleidoscope creative director Cindi Drennan said festival goers could expect a remarkable cultural experience.

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Key projects include Lifebox, a projection mapping and dance stage hosting Pallas, a performance piece commissioned by the festival, representing the growth and survival of a species.

The Reverse Dream Time Architectural Projection will transform the façade of the Joondalup Library with animation that represents the deep time connection that the local indigenous people have to the country.

Mechatron offers festival goers a virtual reality experience where they feel physical movements and bumps. DAVE (an augmented reality character from the future) will appear on people’s phones throughout the festival.

Kaleidoscope will include the work of choreographer Chrissie Parrot, filmmaker Sam Price (Naik), bleeding edge mixed technology specialist Gareth Lockett and traditional cultural educator Dennis Simmons.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said Kaleidoscope was part of the City’s place-making strategy to bring significant events to the city centre to stimulate business and provide entertainment and a vibrant nightlife for local residents and visitors.