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The Nature of Why

21 - 23 February 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

The Nature of Why

21 - 23 February 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival

Feel the transformative power of art in an epic performance that erases the boundaries between audience, music and movement.

Inspired by the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, The Nature of Why is an intimately powerful work, bursting with emotion and physical beauty.

Onstage four extraordinary dancers move to a cinematic composition by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, performed live by members of the world’s only large-scale ensemble for disabled musicians, The British Paraorchestra, and string players from Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Merging contemporary dance and live orchestral music The Nature of Why immerses you in a joyous up-close-and-personal theatrical experience.


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $75.00 Adult
  • $68.00 Perth Festival Friend
  • $71.00 Concession (pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed)
  • $25.00 Full time student

Groups (10+)


Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Saturday 23 February, 3pm

  • Post show Q&A

Audio Description and Tactile Tour

  • Available for all five performances

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