Don Quixote

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company annually undertakes extensive international tours, including annual visits to Australia, presenting ambitious productions of popular classical ballets with its troupe of some 40 dancer...

Winging My Way to the Top

Though original Australian musicals are not rare, those which manage to successfully capture the Australian psyche certainly are. Winging My Way to the Top is on the verge of being such a musical, which, after a rather b...

Madonna Arms

Performance collective I’m Trying To Kiss You has garnered a reputation for hard-hitting work that explores the complexities of the contemporary female experience. Their latest offering Madonna Arms presented as pa...

Belleville

The idea of an American in Paris is so familiar it’s the title of a Hollywood musical. Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady through to Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris all deal with the consequences of the New World rubbing ra...

1984

George Orwell’s deeply depressing novel 1984 about a nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets, has never been among my favourite reading, so I was not particularly loo...

Wael Zuaiter: Unknown

On the evening of 16 October 1972, Wael Zuaiter, a Palestinian intellectual, was shot and killed by two Israeli Mossad agents in Rome. Earlier that night he had been with his Australian fiancé, painter Janet venn Brown. ...

Island

Choreographer and dancer, James Batchelor is on a mission to change his audience’s perception and expectations of what a dance performance should be. Since his graduation from The Victorian College of Arts in 2012, Batch...