Exploring the symmetries of stage and screen, the genre-crossing partnership reimagines the boundaries of live performance through a camera lens across the 23-day Festival from 3 – 25 September.
The two elements’ combined creative power is on display in First Nations Fashion: Walking In Two Worlds on Sunday 5 September, supported by Screen Queensland.
The First Nations-led fashion, dance, film and live music experience combines a live runway show with pre-recorded video filmed on Country at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha by First Nations company, Wirrim Media.
Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said the overarching concept by First Nations Fashion + Design Creative Director Grace Lillian Lee showcases and honours how contemporary First Nations people have a foot in two worlds.
"This event is completely unique to Brisbane Festival and will highlight the duality with the cinematic edit of the First Nations models among on Country combined with the live experience of more than 20 local and interstate models walking the runway in collections by 11 Indigenous designers,” Ms Bezzina says.
“The experience will be very atmospheric and take audiences to that parallel world, providing a sense of the richness of culture and stories behind the designs and a connection to Country.