Aboriginal, Maori and Indian artists will collaborate in a world-first dance and painting performance to celebrate harmonies between cultures.
The show of colour, movement and expression is part of the annual Swan Festival of Lights that starts on Friday.
The festival, now in its sixth year, is based on Deepavali, an Indian celebration of light through darkness and good over evil.
Artistic director Sarasa Krishnan said though Deepavali was a Hindu tradition the festival's messages of light, harmony and peace transcended all cultures.
This year's event will showcase multiculturalism through performances by the WA Youth Ballet, a Ukrainian Cossack dance troupe as well as folk dances from all over India throughout the three-day event.
Ms Krishnan said the special Action Abstraction painting performance would feature Indian dance, contemporary ballet, flamenco and tae kwon do.
"There will be movement in space and movement on canvas in a synthesis of colour and spatial structures," she said.
"Musicians, artists and dancers will move and paint together to create paintings in space, dance on canvas and produce music that quivers and resonates through the limbs."The SFL is a free event and will run from Friday to Sunday.