Interview: Designer Misty Copeland on launching her new Under Armour Collection

Misty Copeland represents strength, courage and female empowerment, but now the Under Armour athlete and Principal Ballerina can add fashion icon to her bio. Copeland made the journey to Sydney to launch her new collaborative collection with Under Armour which is fashion-forward, transformative and transitional, celebrating her undeniable drive and unmistakable style.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Festival Review: Tree of Codes lights up the Arts Centre and inspires everyone to dance

Dancers are nothing short of athletes. Their athleticism, precision and dedication to their craft evokes an innate sense of wonder to the regular person, but in a show like Tree of Codes, it leaves you bewildered. Choreographer Wayne McGregor joins forces with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and music genius Jamie xx to produce a work that accentuates the human form through an electronic soundscape. The ensemble of 14 outstanding dancers come from the Paris Opera Ballet as well as Company Wayne McGregor; two of the greatest ballet and contemporary dance companies in the world.... Read More | Share it now!

Hearing stories of over 65’s having sex is a genius work at the 2017 Melbourne Festival

Sex is such a wonderful exploration of two bodies on an intimate and physical level. For some, it started at a very young age, for others they may have been late bloomers or are even still virgins. Either which way, sex has always been a conversation topic for everyone, but have we as a society come to a point where young people only have sex, and the oldies don’t? Sure it’s awkward to think about your parents having sex, maybe even your grandparents but let’s take a moment to really think about what the act really means.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Memphis: The Musical is a rock ‘n’ rollin good time! (At Melbourne’s Chapel on Chapel until Oct 28th)

Over the past six years, StageArt has fast become one of Melbourne’s leading theatre companies, allowing performers the opportunity to be a part of works that are fresh from Broadway and not necessarily major touring productions in Australia. MEMPHIS won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010 and is loosely based on the true story of Dewey Phillips, who was one of the first radio DJs to play black music on a white station.  ... Read More | Share it now!

The Melbourne Festival is officially underway, and Taylor Mac leads the charge (Performances until October 20th)

It’s astonishing to think about how much music has filled our ears and hearts over the years; and I don’t just mean the years we’ve been alive. I’m talking from day one, when Earth was created. Think about the genre discoveries, the melodies, the development of instruments, idols both past and present. Imagine, what it was like and what it meant to be a music lover back in the 17 and 1800s when I can’t even hum a melody of that time! Well, fear not for you are about to be educated in the best and most uplifting kind of way.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: National Theatre Live puts on their best work yet with YERMA (In Select Cinemas from October 14th)

Oftentimes, a contemporary theatrical work can leave a strong impression on an audience, but none more so than the modern-day adaptation of Federico García Lorca‘s YERMA. Directed and re-written by Australian Simon Stone is a radical production of this intense Lorca masterpiece. Starring Billie Piper in her Olivier Award-winning role, and joined by acclaimed Australian actor Brendan Cowell sees the highs and lows of a couple trying to fall pregnant.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: Appropriate Kissing for All Occasions (Performances until September 30th)

A show title can make or break the moment a viewer picks your show in an epic Fringe line-up. Well, Appropriate Kissing for All Occasions certainly caught my attention and it was everything I wanted and expected. The 60-minute work is broken up into two 30-minute short pieces, with the second titled to heat you up and cool you down. Both come from ReAction Theatre, written by David Finnigan and Isab Martinez, and directed by Louise Howlett.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: SELF is a must-see (Performances until October 1st)

Michael Ralph is one of Australia’s leading choreographers, always striving to create work that is ground-breaking, fresh and relevant. As part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, Ralph has gifted audiences with a 60-minute dance piece that explores every facet of an artist’s psyche. It is appropriately titled SELF, and stars none other than musical theatre heart-throb, Rohan Browne.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: The Sky Is Well Designed (Performances until September 28th)

Melbourne Fringe Festival is an opportunity for theatre lovers and theatre novices to open their minds up to the many creative minds this great country of ours has. Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Fabricated RoomsThe Sky Is Well Designed is a two-person, 60-minute exploration into the soundscape of our atmosphere, and how certain tests can assess sound levels, or not. Well at least that’s what I understood.... Read More | Share it now!