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International Festival Portraits | Barry Humphries

International Festival Portraits | Barry Humphries

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In this International Festival Portrait, actor Barry Humphries talks about his experience of creating and performing different characters, and the extraordinary energy of ‘pre-cataclysmic’ art – art that is produced before any major upheaval in history.

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster, Howards End


Barry Humphries performed his Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra at the 2016 International Festival.

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2016 International Festival Portraits feature Alan CummingBarry HumphriesCrystal PiteJames YorkstonJohn TiffanyMarin Alsop and Meow Meow in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.

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