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12 SEP - 12 SEP 2021

Southbank Piazza


Presented by Brisbane Festival

Love Stories is a unique new collaboration between internationally acclaimed guitarist (and actor) Karin Schaupp, brilliant cutting edge Australian ensemble TOPOLOGY and multi award-winning film maker and one of Australia’s leading journalists, Trent Dalton.

This is a real life look at love: real people share their own stories on film, intimately captured by Dalton. We are invited into their world as they share words, songs and poems of love- romantic love, family love, self love, friendship and tragedy. Their stories form the basis of the all-new musical soundtrack which was created by Topology with Karin Schaupp and its live performance is interwoven with the films.

This is an emotional and contemporary look at love. A single line on the guitar underpins a man’s sharing of his story of the child he lost and the love he still feels, the ensemble accompanies as a young woman shares the story of her first kiss, soaring strings accompany an old woman’s beautiful rendering of her favourite love song, sung to the budgie who saved her life.