Strings Attached Alison Plevey - Meriel Owen background photo by Lorna Sim

Strings Attached

A collaboration between four dancers and six musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Strings Attached was the inaugural presentation of a new Canberra-based professional contemporary dance company, Australian Dan...
ILBIJERRI Which Way Home Katie Beckett Tony Briggs photo by Steven Rhall

Which Way Home

There are different kinds of trips. Those to somewhere new bring a novelty that takes us out of ourselves. Those to where we’ve been before achieve the reverse when familiarity causes half-forgotten memories – mayb...
OA The Marriage of Figaro Jeremy Kleeman Celeste Lazarenko - photo by Albert Comper 2016

The Marriage of Figaro

This is the third Mozart opera adapted and directed by Michael Gow for Opera Australia on Tour, and certainly his best to date. For this production Gow has written an English translation. He’s also stripped away most of ...
BAC India Meets Liz Lea Seeta Patel

India Meets

Prolific local dance maker, Liz Lea, seized the opportunity presented by the visit to Australia of celebrated Indian classical dance artist, Seeta Patel, to arrange this eclectic program of Indian dance. Seeta Patel spec...
La Mama POV Dave Keith Brockett review

P.O.V Dave

A play is like a photograph – success begins with the composition. P.O.V. Dave by Noel Maloney might strike some as obscuring its key subject by having too much in the frame. The titular Dave (Keith Brockett) is a ...
Ashleigh Kreveld Frankly Winehouse

Frankly Winehouse

Frankly Winehouse is a cabaret by writer / performer Ashleigh Kreveld. To steal a melody from Ms Winehouse’s song Rehab: You ask if it was worth the effort, and I shrug No, No, No. The show intended to be “A frank encoun...
Aladdin Friend Like Me photo By Deen van Meer

Aladdin will show you a whole new world

Disney’s Aladdin has opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre raising the bar on what it means to be a stage spectacular. I will admit I am biased and live on the side of the fence with those who love most of what Disney...