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1986 Adelaide Festival

The 1986 Adelaide Festival was held from Saturday, March 1 to Sunday, March 23, led by Artistic Director Anthony Steel.

The festival was Steel’s second as Artistic Director and was held in a year of activities for the State's Jubilee 150 celebrations.

It opened with a breathtaking high-wire walk from the Festival Theatre roof across the River Torrens and included the long-awaited world premiere of Richard Meale's opera Voss, composer Philip Glass, whose commissioned score provided the basis for the Australian Dance Theatre's A Descent Into The Maelström and the unquestioned popular hit of the festival, The Nederlands Dance Theater. Other highlights included Jan Fabre, The Wooster Group and Gidon Kremer.

Download 1986 Program Guide