Circus 1903 - photo by Jim Lee

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

Just when you think you’ve seen every possible connotation of circus, along comes a show that blows you out of the water. Circus 1903 is that sort of show. This brilliantly realised concept sees 20th century circus re-im...
Australian Dance Party Nervous - photo by Lorna Sim

Nervous

The selection of the romantic burnt-out Dome at Mt. Stromlo Observatory, with its magnificent valley views enhanced by a spectacular sunset, was an inspired choice by dance-maker, Alison Plevey and her Australian Dance P...
Pip & Pop, Rainbow Dream, 2016 - photo by Ones Production

Pip & Pop: When Happiness Ruled

You walk into Pip & Pop‘s new Perth exhibit as a giant would in an Adventure Time cake-based utopia sprinkled with glittery fluorescent unicorn crack. Floating in PICA’s voluminous open gallery until Christmas, When ...
Riot Stage F - photo by Sarah Walker

F.

F. begins with a nubile figure gently rippling under golden light. Actually it begins before this, with a subterranean hum filling the space before she steps out as the audience find their seats. It’s an arresting way to...
cmo-permission-to-speak-photo-by-bryony-jackson

Permission to Speak

Permission to Speak was remarkable. The audience sat on four sides of a square. Well, less a square as it was a double traverse. Each side watching the other – a vague outline of figures sitting opposite in judgeme...
Queensland Ballet The Nutcracker

Queensland Ballet: The Nutcracker

After an absence of twenty-five years, Queensland Ballet returned to the Canberra Theatre, with their production of Ben Stevenson’s acclaimed version of The Nutcracker. This production was devised by Stevenson for the Ho...
What's Yours Is Mine - photo by Theresa Harrison Photography

What’s Yours is Mine

There’s a constant state of calamity throughout What’s Yours Is Mine. Scenes from a road trip are compressed and unreal, lasting barely a minute before shifting into longer passages of literal and metaphorical mayhem. On...
Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho

An Evening with Groucho

Frank Ferrante claims to have performed this show more than 3000 times in more than 400 cities around the world. More remarkable then, that his performance remains so fresh and engaging as he brings to life one of the mo...