The 2012 Melbourne International Arts Festival program has launched

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Last night, the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2012 program was officially launched.

This year’s festival is looking better than ever, as Artistic Director Brett Sheehy unveils the line-up for his last year as festival director.

Acts from around Australia and the world will be heading to Melbourne in October for 17 days to surprise and delight audiences.

These unique events will take over the city and include dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and multimedia events.

In celebration of the program launch, STUDIO has put together a few events that we think should not be missed throughout the festival.

Chunky Move’s – An Act of Now
Returning to the Melbourne Festival stage, Chunky Move present their first show under new Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk.

Antony and the Johnsons Swanlights
The Melbourne Festival presents a never-to-be-repeated concert from award-winning singer Antony and the Johnson. It will see Antony supported by a 44 piece orchestra and an incredible light show, including lasers and holograms.

Yandell Walton – Human Effect
In a side street in the heart of the CBD, a series of vibrant animated projections map out the contours of the urban laneway. Imitating the growth and the decay of our environment, don’t miss this hidden artwork on display hidden down one of Melbourne’s little laneways.

Force Majeure – Never Did Me Any Harm
Based loosely around The Slap, contemporary dance and theatre collide in ‘Never Did Me Any Harm’. Questioning the way in which we now raise our children, this production comes from director and choreographer Kate Champion an is produces by one of the leading dance theatre companies – Force Majeure.

The full festival program is now available online,  and if you miss out on tickets to Never Did Me Any Harm, STUDIO is proud to present the Australian Television Premiere later this year. Join our mailing list for more information closer to the date.