Sir Sidney Kidman Public Lecture

Sir Sidney Kidman

Balancing on a Tower of Chairs − 40 Years in Cultural Relations with China by Carrillo Gantner AC (actor, director and theatre founder known for his work in the Australian theatre). This lecture was made possible by the Virtue Australia Foundation. 

Saturday 17 July, 11.45am−12.45pm

Balancing on a tower of chairs is not easy. It requires decades of training, self-discipline, teamwork, trust, mental acuity, physical strength, long term goals and more. Coming to terms with the rise of China requires many of the same qualities and skills but our political acrobats sometimes lack the requisite training. Carrillo Gantner, whose career in the performing arts has included decades of productive engagement with China, will reflect on some of the lessons learned and how they might apply more broadly to enhance the challenging Australia China relationship.

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