Festival of New Work

With premiere performances, foyer activations and afterparty with beats + eats, five artists will unleash new works on the Blue Mountains Theatre stage following months of creative development and rehearsals as part of the Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency and First Nations Performance Residency.

Showcasing a range of artforms, the artists have had complete freedom to experiment and create.

Join us for their showcase performances and help celebrate performing arts and artists.


First Nations Development Resident
Jo Clancy
Warriwal ~ Milkyway
Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Jo Clancy presents Warriwal. Developed by Jo and Dharug and Gubbi Gubbi cultural man Stuart McMinn, Warriwal is a window into songs and dances that have been kept eternally and shared through the sky, the land, wind and water. Powerful dance storytelling by a full First Nations cast.

The Warriwal creative development has been made possible through the support of the Mawambul project funded through the Aboriginal Languages Trust. Additional funding and support has been given by the Blue Mountains City Council’s City of the Arts Trust First Nations Development Residency.


Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residents
Mx Robert Frost - Resonant Frequency Scanning
Enter into an immersive soundscape to explore what resonates, as the theatre itself and each person's unique experience transform into a living instrument.

Old Folk - Home Grown Jam
Inspired by Old Timey music, Old Folk are making new Blue Mountains sound from old Appalachian mountain roots.

Cecilia Morrow - Cow
Cow is a dynamic staged reading of an in-development one-woman play. It follows Daisy's weekend escape to the countryside and her unexpected encounter with a persistent cow, delving into grief, femininity, vulnerability, and self-discovery.

Shana O’Brien - Invisible Strings
What invisible strings connect us to people, places, our future and our memories? First Nations visual artist/dancer and choreographer Shana O’Brien and Dust youth dance company explore these ideas through movement and mixed media.


Hub Activations
Mx Robert Frost - interactive electronic instrument playground
Play with absurd instruments that make silly sounds. Including electronic instruments designed and built during the course of the residency, this activation is an invitation to play without requirements or expectation; to be present in the moment and embrace the unique enervating sparks that unexpected noises can trigger in our brains.

Wagana Weavers - Gulay-dhuradhu
Witness Wagana Weaver Amie Smith will be making a Gulay (fishing net) in the foyer with young Wagana dancers Bella and Charlotte.


Images by Maja Baska 


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Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance SAT 13 APRIL - 4PM


Full price $42.00
Concession $39.00
Mob Tix Subsidised tickets to this performance are available for First Nations community members. To reserve your ticket email hubreception@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or call 4780 5050 with name, phone number and number of tickets required.
Booking fee $3.70 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


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Event notes

Session and Access Information

1 ticket gives access to all three sessions of the festival. In the first session there is limited seating available as audience are encouraged to explore the space. Assistance access is via doors 1 and 2.

In the second and third session seating is general admission. Accessible seating is via the back of the auditorium.

Your ticket also includes access to the Festival Of New Work afterparty.