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COPACC is the Colac Otway Shire's home of the performing and visual arts.

Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC) embraces the skills, arts, beliefs, traditions and aspirations of our community, catering for the performing arts, films and exhibitions.
Located on the corner of Rae and Gellibrand Streets, Colac.

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61 Circus Acts in 60 minutes
Wednesday September 3, 11am
Thursday September 4, 11am and
Friday September 6, 2014 11am and 8pm
Tickets: $20
Bookings: 5232 2077

This show is a world wide phenomenon.

Wherever Circa has taken its breathtaking, heart-stopping show, audiences have flocked to see the impossible happen.

Watch as intrepid acrobats battle the clock. Marvel at the astounding ways they bend, fly, juggle and balance. Be quick as the only thing faster than this show is its ticket sales.

Circa is Australia’s most innovative circus and 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes is its all-time favourite family show. Fast, furious fun for everyone. Set to upbeat music and featuring four multi-skilled performers, this is circus without the boring bits.

61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes has been performed in more than 26 regional performing arts centres across Australia – and they’re making a return visit to COPACC. They’ve played the Noosa Long Weekend, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent,
and internationally at the Brighton Dome, Oxford Playhouse, PuSh Festival Vancouver, the Seattle International Children’s Festival and at Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre, Canada.

Be quick as the only thing faster than this show it its ticket sales.

Date: Saturday September 6
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Adults $40 / Concession $35 / Student $24
Bookings: 5232 2077

In this exquisite cabaret of the senses, a diva melts into a rope, balloons and bubble wrap discover their artistic soul, while bodies twist and fly. Seven performers of unbelievable ability bend the very fabric of reality.

Sexy, funny and explosive, Circa returns with a breathless cocktail of new circus, cabaret and vaudeville with Wunderkammer. Control and abandon, skill and humour, lyricism and anarchy all meld into a sinuous fugue of profound beauty.

Circa is world-renowned for creating startling new ways to experience circus. Combining seemingly impossible physical feats with a poetic sensibility, its creations move, amaze and astonish.

From Brisbane comes a bold new vision of contemporary circus. A blending of bodies, light, sound and skills. A place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole.

Circa has toured to 28 countries across 6 continents since 2006. Critics have raved about its shows calling the work “stunning…exquisite..heart-stopping” and electrically charged”. Don’t miss their celebration of the human body at its extremes.
The Harbinger
Date: Thursday September, 11
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Adults $40 / Concession $35 / Students $24
Bookings: 5232 2077

The Harbinger is an enchanting adult fairy tale by Queensland’s inimitable Dead Puppet Society that melds live performance, puppetry, animation and stage trickery to create a richly magical world where the lines between reality and make-believe fall away. The Harbinger is a gothic tale of solitude, heartbreak and of a time long forgotten.

Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classic tale of heroes and villains centred on a little girl and an old man who find themselves thrown together in the aftermath of civil war. The Harbinger embraces terror and beauty and enchants us with both.

With sophisticated puppetry and physical performance, The Harbinger was written and developed collaboratively by The Dead Poet Society and La Boite Theatre. After receiving strong critical acclaim Mathew Ryan (Kelly, Boy Girl Wall) created a narrative to the visual piece. It was then remounted as part of La Boite Theatre Company’s main stage subscription program and played to sell-out houses. It has also been nominated for a Matilda Award for Best Mainstage Production.
The Harbinger Hero
Grace Barbe
Date: Wednesday October 1
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession and Student $25
Bookings: 5232 2077

Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage African, Asian and European).

Having performed at leading Australian and international festivals Grace is on the way to becoming the next diva of world music in the tradition of Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeba.

A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and latin flavours, Grace’s Afro-Kreol sound is original, fresh and funky.

The band is led by UK producer Jamie Searle (bass & guitar) and features Grace’s sister Joelle Barbé on drums, Mauritian keyboard player Thierryno Gangou and guitarist/engineer Daniel Carroll. Grace, who plays guitar and sings in three languages, has a vibrant and engaging presence which compels audiences to get up and dance. Her voice is a remarkably
powerful instrument, and as a songwriter she has a rare gift for rhythm and melody.

Grace was awarded Best World Act in Western Australia four years running. Catch her while you can!
Grace B
Roy Orbison and Del Shannon Together in Concert
Tickets: Adult $65 / Concession or Groups 8+ $60
Date: Friday November 14, 8pm
Bookings: 5232 2077

Come and relive the magic and the classic hits of two of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll Music Legends of all time.

2014 marks the magnificent milestone as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1964 single release of Roy Orbison’s iconic worldwide smash hit “Oh Pretty Woman”.

Internationally Renowned Artists Dean Bourne & Fallon will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of Superstars Roy Orbison & Del Shannon as they perform hit after massive hit.

Dean Bourne has been described as having “The Spirit Of Roy Orbison” within him as he performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin For The Man, Running Scared and many many more.

Dean Bourne is the World’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today.

Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more.

Fallon is a highly regarded quality performer with a huge voice with a successful career performing in all major venues in Australia including International performances in the likes of Vienna's Hofburg Palace, The Rome Hilton and our own Sydney Opera House, the dynamic Fallon continues to mesmerize audiences all over the country.

Come and hear the magical hits of Del Shannon such as -Hats off to Larry, Handyman, Swiss maid, Black is Black, Little Town Flirt, Keep Searching (follow the sun), I go to Pieces, Needles and Pins, Hey Little Girl, Stranger in Town, So Long Baby, Runaround Sue, Walk Away. Runaway, Do You Wanna Dance and much much more.

Del Shannon was one of the handful of American Rock ‘n’ Rollers of the 1960s to survive the crashing tide of the British Invasion - Among the few were Elvis, Dion, Roy Orbison and Del Shannon - One of the best and most original rockers & pioneers of the early '60s, Del Shannon was also one of the least typical - His 1961 smash hit Runaway continues to have immortal influence on popular music today.

Roy Orbison & Del Shannon had a very strong admiration & respect for each other which culminated in a UK Tour in 1964 giving their audiences what they wanted to hear – all their massive hits together on one unforgettable night of Rock & Roll

Del and Roy
Da Capo - Colac Music Teachers Association
Saturday August 30 - 7pm
Tickets $15
Bookings: 5232 2077


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