Review: Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar inspired Toruk: The First Flight will defy your expectations (in Sydney to October 29th)

There’s something to be said for expectations. When you go to a Cirque du Soleil show, you have plenty of them. In their new production Toruk: The First Flight, set in the world of the 2009 film Avatar, the iconic Montreal circus company have taken the expectations of a Cirque audience and thrown them out the door, delivering a show which enthrals, but may disappoint the more avid Cirque fans in the room. Though had I had the opportunity to read my own review before going in, maybe I wouldn’t have felt that disappointment. That’s the thing about expectation: it can warp your perception.... Read More | Share it now!

OzAsia Review: Aakash Odedra shines in Rising, a breathtaking four-part dance performance

Like the dawning of a new day, a gentle light envelops the stage. Slowly we become aware of a solitary figure crouching in the gloom, gradually becoming clearer. Aakash Odedra dressed in traditional flowing Indian robes, unravels his body and dances across the stage in increasingly faster yet controlled movements. The name of this piece, Nritta means pure dance and combines elements of masculine and feminine from the God of Dance, Shiva.... 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!

Melbourne Fringe: Sophie deLightful gives us an insight into what it means to be a “Power Pussy”

Melbourne cabaret artist and power pussy Sophie deLightful is all about the #GirlPower in her latest work, Diary of a Power Pussy. Taking part in Melbourne Fringe Festival‘s cracking line-up for 2017, which was revealed last night, this show will open your eyes up to a whole lot more than meets the eye. Ms deLightful is one-of-a-kind with some really valid points to make about empowering women in 2017.... Read More | Share it now!