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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

KING. Shaun Parker & Company, Sydney, February 28, 2023 by Deborah

Shaun Parker & Company’s work never fails to lodge itself tenaciously in the memory. I think of This Show is About People from 2007, Am I (2016) and Happy as Larry (2013) in part…

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Let’s do the Time Warp. Again. by Deborah

Nostalgia currently rules at Sydney’s big three commercial theatres, along with a hefty dose of pragmatism. Old favourites are back in relatively modest productions that have been designed…

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Pinchgut’s Apollo and Dafne now available for streaming by Deborah

Australian Theatre Live, a streaming service that offers films of local performing arts productions for subscribers to view at home, has just added Pinchgut Opera’s delectable comedy The …

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Four Romeos and four Juliets at The Australian Ballet, October and December 2022 by Deborah

The return of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet to The Australian Ballet after nearly 20 years is a reminder of how few narrative ballets surpass it for range and complexity. Cranko’s ver…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Swan Lake. West Australian Ballet, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. November 18 and 19, 2022 by Deborah

West Australian Ballet celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and at last has the numbers to enable a Swan Lake. The company decided not to go the safe route of staging a production tha…

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Instruments of Dance, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Opera House, November 10, 2022 by Deborah

Australian audiences know Wayne McGregor from Dyad 1929, made in 2009 as part of The Australian Ballet’s Ballets Russes celebration; Chroma, choreographed in 2006 and brought into the re…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Three ballet companies, three distinctive looks in 2023 by Deborah

Australia’s three leading classical companies have released their 2023 programs, each with a distinctive flavour. The Australian Ballet has a deeply glamorous 60thanniversary season, West …

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Monday, October 10, 2022

The Mousetrap, Theatre Royal, Sydney, October 9, 2022 by Deborah

Governments rise and fall. Children grow up to be mothers and then grandmothers. A man steps on the moon. Evolution creates a new version of humankind, the digital native. And serenely The…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Romeo and Juliet, The Australian Ballet, Arts Centre Melbourne, October 7, 2022 by Deborah

The Australian Ballet is in a nostalgic mood. The company’s 60th birthday is just around the corner – its first performance was in Sydney on November 2, 1962 – so thoughts naturally g…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Manon, Queensland Ballet, QPAC, September 29, 2022 by Deborah

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon premiered in 1974, not quite a decade after his Romeo and Juliet, and in some ways is the earlier ballet’s dark twin. Each has as its heart young lovers in a…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Savage, Australian Dance Theatre, September 22, 2022 by Deborah

Savage’s subtitle is The Violence of Forgetting, letter and words separated from their neighbours by full stops and slashes. Australian Dance Theatre adds even more emphasis with attentio…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Deborah

Adapted and directed by Kip Williams. Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney, August 10 and September 7. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case starts not with Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde but with Jekyll…

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

SIX by Deborah

Theatre Royal, Sydney, August 30, 2022 She was sitting in the front row of the Theatre Royal stalls, which means she was practically onstage. The young woman was on her own, applauding like …

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Monday, August 29, 2022

The Phantom of the Opera, Sydney Opera House, August 26, 2022. by Deborah

One of the stranger side effects of Covid has been Opera Australia’s double dip into The Phantom of the Opera. First up was the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour extravaganza directed by Simo…

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

INDance, independent dance at Sydney Dance Company by Deborah

Neilson Studio, Sydney Dance Company, August 19, 2022 INDance is a new Sydney Dance Company initiative, one in which it shares space and resources with independent dance artists. It’s good…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

737 Has Twice the Celebration by Deborah Feldman, Eric Olson and Dawsalee Griffin

The event featured a performance by iLUMINATE, dancers who perform in the dark to create illuminated characters -- including 737s. A United Airlines airplane formed the stage's backdrop, as …

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Do you see me? by Deborah Asiimwe and Emily Mendelsohn

(This post is a part of the Artistic Innovation blog salon curated by Caridad Svich for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach in Dallas). A ragged teenage girl selling cooking…

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