The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-07-17T04:40:28Z Connecting communities with live streaming for the Desert Harmony Festival 2015-07-17T04:40:28Z connecting-communities-with-live-streaming-for-the-desert-harmony-festival Celebrating its 26th year, the Desert Harmony Festival is presented by Barkly Regional Arts in beautiful Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. The festival runs from 31st to 5th August 2015 and delivers a diversity of artistic and cultural programs, celebrating the Barkly region’s unique Indigenous and multicultural demographic. This year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has come on board as Major Supporters and the theme is to reflect key disability messages. The Desert Harmony Festival will be a great opportunity to reach out to the community about how the NDIS can support people with disability in the Barkly region in the Northern Territory. The Desert Harmony Festival successfully introduced live streaming in 2012, and will be broadcasting a few key events to a global audience again this year on our website to allow communities who do not have direct access to the Festival remotely to tune in from the comfort of their own home. This is an opportunity for local artists in the community to showcase their arts practice in the wider community.  Barkly Regional Arts will partner with TiLT Vision in streaming live content online. The Media Mob crew is a group of Indigenous youth training in digital media who are also be onboard to help the team. The webcast will cover The Footy Show presented by the Stronger Sisters, one of the biggest nights of the festival and BAMFestwhere talented musicians from all over the Barkly take to the stage, the AFL Grand Final Match. Check out our program on our website www.desertharmonyfestival.com and remember to tune in online!  The line-up for 2015 is nothing short of spectacular and audiences will be treated to a diverse range of cultural and contemporary events and workshops. With music and dance performances, cultural activities, sporting and lifestyle events, theatre, film, youth events, visual arts and great food, the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival will be an inspiring, unique and truly memorable experience. Tennant Creek is truly a beautiful landscape and also offers visitors plenty of spectacular scenery, attractions and experiences to fully immerse in and enjoy the festival environment. Third round of tickets are now available at festival website or at the Barkly Regional Arts office (65 Staunton Street, Tennant Creek). Contact: Kathy Burns Festival Manager festivalmanager@barklyarts.com.au Ph: (08) 8962 2799 Fax: (08) 8962 1283 Celebrate art, culture & diversity at the Desert Harmony Festival 2015-07-14T23:41:30Z celebrate-art-culture-amp-diversity-at-the-desert-harmony-festival Barkly Regional Arts is proud to present the annual Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Celebrating 26 outstanding years, the festival delivers a diversity of artistic and cultural programs, celebrating the Barkly region's unique Indigenous and multicultural demographic.  The line-up for 2015 is nothing short of spectacular! Held in the beautiful heart of Australia in the vibrant town of Tennant Creek, audiences will be treated to a diverse range of cultural and contemporary events and workshops. With music and dance performances, cultural activities, sporting and lifestyle events, theatre, film, youth events, visual arts and great food, the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival will be an inspiring, unique and truly memorable experience. The Australian Government has provided $60,000 to support this year’s Festival in which this year’s theme is reflecting key disability messages. The Australia Council for the Arts is also on board as a major supporter. A National Disability Insurance Scheme spokesperson said the Desert Harmony Festival will be a great opportunity to speak to the community about how the NDIS can support people with disability in the Barkly region in the Northern Territory.  The 2015 festival will feature performances from the ever-popular Coloured Stone, the critically acclaimed Djuki Dancers from Elcho Island, Leash & the Dusty Boots and rising stars from Marlinja community Rayella, and a host of amazing bands from across the Barkly Region including the Barkly Boys & WMC Allstars. Local hip-hop sensation Kylie Sambo will be teaming up with Alice Springs based Cutlery (DJ’s) to create some inspiring and creative new music. Prepare to be enchanted, as Opera Australia presents the new, fully-staged production of The Magic Flute, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers – including the Barkly Youth Choir. There will also be a special pre-show performance with the Opera Australia Chamber Orchestra and the local Winanjjikari Music Centre musicians.  Sport, theatre, dance and music meet head-on as the critically acclaimed Melbourne dance-theatre company Kage brings you Team of Life. Then immerse yourself in the roaring atmosphere of the Barkly AFL Grand Final. Melbourne City Ballet's graceful dancers will enchant audiences and Caravan Burlesque brings their raunchy, jaw dropping spectacular Birds of Paradise Burlesque to town. Set to the breath-taking backdrop of Lake Mary-Ann, the always-popular Arts Cultural Experience Day will feature a range of cultural activities, arts markets, bush tucker and music. The Hunters and Collectors Art Trail provides a unique tour of local galleries and artists and the Cheeky Dog Cycle Tour is a great way to keep fit and see the beautiful landscape. Can’t make it to Tennant Creek? Barkly Regional Arts' Media Mob will be live web-streaming a few fantastic events over the Desert Harmony Festival. So if you can't be at the festival in person, tune into our live webstream at our website, put your feet up, relax, and enjoy the festival from the comfort of your own home. With a fantastic range of creative and fun workshops, informative stalls and cultural activities, there are plenty of ways to get involved and immerse yourself in the festival. Head to www.desertharmonyfestival.com to have a look. The spectacular scenery, vibrant and rich local culture and the host of inspiring events and workshops, all ensure that the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival will be a truly amazing experience.  Third round of tickets are now available at festival website or at the Barkly Regional Arts office (65 Staunton Street, Tennant Creek).