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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Melbourne fringe festival performer pulls ‘Aussie Geisha’ show after 'yellowface' accusations by Stephanie Convery

An open letter expressed ‘dismay’ and ‘alarm’ at the programming of comedian Kate Hanley Corley’s show A comedian has pulled her show from the forthcoming Melbourne fringe festival…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ningali Lawford-Wolf, star of The Secret River, dies aged 52 on tour by Stephanie Convery

The highly regarded Indigenous performer of stage and screen died in Scotland while touring with the Sydney Theatre Company The Indigenous actor Ningali Lawford-Wolf and star of Sydney Theat…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Melbourne comedy festival: four shows that will make you feel better about the world by Stephanie Convery

From DeAnne Smith explaining why you’re worth it to a musical lesbian love story, here are some heartwarming highlights Don’t expect the Barry-nominated Canadian’s show to be the skit …

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Second Woman review – stunning endurance theatre takes aim at patriarchy by Stephanie Convery

Carriageworks, SydneyNat Randall suffers through 100 break-ups over 24 hours in an utterly compelling production Nat Randall is about to send away her fourth lover for the evening. In a red …

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Please, Continue (Hamlet): how a play highlights the inconsistency of justice by Stephanie Convery

Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, but Shakespeare is less important here than the legal system itselfA judge in red robes sits at the back of the stage. To his left sits the pro…

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Under Siege review – aesthetic triumph as historic Chinese battle danced to vivid life by Stephanie Convery

State Theatre, Arts Centre MelbourneYang Liping Contemporary Dance’s retelling of the Chu-Han Contention features arresting battle scenes which blur the line between martial arts and dance…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Laser Beak Man: how an artist with autism created his own superhero by Stephanie Convery

Art was Tim Sharp’s way of communicating as a child; now it’s inspiration for a joyful 90 minutes of puppetry, live music, animation and dad jokesTim Sharp takes things literally. Consid…

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nakkiah Lui re-imagines An Octoroon: 'It appeals to the contrarian in me' by Stephanie Convery

The playwright-actor’s directorial debut reinterprets a blistering drama about race in America for an Australian contextWhen Nakkiah Lui first read the script for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chef: Come Dine With Us review – hilarious and utterly meaningless culinary showdown by Stephanie Convery

Audience involvement is required to stage everything from first dates to a noodle-dough-pillow assault in this ludicrous showFrom the opening minutes of Chef: Come Dine With Us, the audience…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day – again by Stephanie Convery

The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another showTuesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famousl…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy by Stephanie Convery

A new feature film on the Indigenous Australian painter traces his family’s quest for justice after losing the copyright to his work“This big girl’s got a nice place,” says artist Le…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Indigenous choreographer Stephen Page recognised in honours list by Stephanie Convery

Artistic direct or of Indigenous dance company Bangarra recognised for work including with Sydney Theatre Company and on feature films“I really had mixed feelings about all this,” says S…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Faster review – risky ballet moves punctuate an energetic triple bill by Stephanie Convery

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseThe Australian Ballet’s first offering of 2017, including a new commission from Tim Harbour, is a lively if disjointed foray into contemporary ch…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Betroffenheit review – trauma and grief shape a startling, disturbing performance by Stephanie Convery

How do you come to terms with unspeakable tragedy? For Jonathan Young, who lost three young family members in a fire, one answer is through movement How does the mind respond to a traumatic …

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Single Asian Female shakes up monocultural Australian theatre by Stephanie Convery

Playwright Michelle Law talks about her ‘dark family comedy’ and about her struggle to engage with a predominantly white theatre sceneTheatre in Australia is so white, says playwright Mi…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Worth the hype: The Encounter is more than just an aural masterpiece by Stephanie Convery

Depth of research, technical coordination and creative experimentation help bring Amazon adventure to life“I am in your head,” says Richard Katz. His voice is, anyway. It will be there f…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

What's next for the Australian Ballet: 'We have to create the classics for future' by Stephanie Convery

As the company stages the ‘timeless’ crowdpleaser Coppélia, its most faithful audiences remain hungry for new worksCan a ballet production from 1978 still be relevant today?The Australi…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kinky Boots producer signs 'groundbreaking' deal to prioritise Australian actors by Stephanie Convery

The agreement between Michael Cassel Group and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance aims to maximise theatre roles for AustraliansThe Australian production company behind commercial th…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Speed-the-Plow review – Rose Byrne let down by outdated sexism of Mamet’s biting satire by Stephanie Convery

Roslyn Packer TheatreSydney Theatre Company’s production of David Mamet’s play is lean and mean. But the source material is showing its ageFrom the very first lines of Speed-the-Plow, Da…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Shining Bird and Bangarra dancer join forces in evocative I Can Run video – premiere by Stephanie Convery

The Australian band Shining Bird have joined forces with a Bangarra senior dancer, Waangenga Blanco, and his partner, Caroline Sundt-Wels – the creative director at Desert Designs – for …

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