Most of us have been reared on Australian national stories that put a proud swagger in our step; Gallipolo and Pharlap included. 'Beautiful One Day' is a national story that needs telling, writes Jess Sykes, because a nation isn’t just built on the stories of triumph and greatness.
Chelsea Clugston reviews ‘Boy out of the Country’ - unpredictable and thought-provoking, it is definitely the show to see if you are planning a night out over the next few weeks, and looking for something a little out of the ordinary.
For the first time, Bangarra Dance Theatre has assembled an all-women choreographic team with four of the company’s senior female dancers each creating a new work. The resulting program of diverse styles and ideas will be presented as part of the inaugural festival, Corroboree Sydney.
Straight picked out the difficulties of nudging thirty and feeling like you’ve either become a staid, boring old couple, or, conversely, that your single hedonistic lifestyle might be nearing pathetic. Jess Sykes related uncomfortably well to both.
Jess Sykes reviews Lyric Opera's 'Iphigenie' and even without being an opera enthusiast, the atmosphere and experience was one everyone should try and have at least once. More if you enjoy great aural and being surrounded by the over-emotional.
While it could rely on its novelty alone to carry the show, 'Cavalia' delivers beyond expectation. The show is slick and professional but doesn’t take itself too seriously. 'Cavalia' is diverse, brave, highly entertaining and original, writes Brittany Stewart.
Jess Sykes reviews 'Savages', currently running at fortyfivedownstairs, where the direction of Susie Dee choreographed these men into what was essentially a 90 minute dance, dripping with barely restrained masculinity and misogyny. And boy was it effective.
The first of four regional WA contemporary dance performances, collectively known as Future Landings, will see twelve Broome child-and-parent duos come together for ‘Because of You’, an inter-generational contemporary dance extravaganza.
Dawn King’s Foxfinder is both beautifully eerie and faintly soul crushing in its captivating exploration of governmental control and human frailty, writes Jess Sykes.
Many are familiar with William Golding’s 'Lord of the Flies'. US-A-UM and Malthouse Theatre’s staging of this classic tale adds a slight twist. It's certainly not conventional, but it's definitely convincing.
'The Weatherman's Umbrella' - a captivating story that's in the process of becoming a play - was inspired by a sculpture in Victoria's Marysville, where writer Anne Richey quite literally blew a head gasket.
‘One False Move’ strikes the perfect balance between showing off incredible talent and entertaining the audience. The sheer strength of the students is beyond astounding, writes Brittany Stewart.