Melbourne based multi-disciplinary artist and Creative Director of the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Jacob Boehme has 20 years experience as a dancer and choreographer, but his latest performance piece at Melbourne’s Art House can possibly be argued as his strongest creative statement yet. Blood on the Dancefloor is a politically charged piece that looks at various issues straddling identity, family and love, with a dash of humour as well. Jacob was kind enough to answer some questions about this piece as well.... Read More | Share it now!
Sugarland is currently heading around many regional venues of Australia after doing a short run in Melbourne and other Australian cities to some already-stellar reviews. The story follows the lives of five teenagers, documenting the unlikely friendships, but also of the difficult situations, that come with living as a teenager in the Northern Territory.... Read More | Share it now!
How can one produce social good through art? Steve Lambert is one artist who feels activism should be a primary focus for any work and something that artists should strive for. As a co-founder of the Center for Artistic Activism and and Associate Professor at SUNY Purchase, he provides workshops and continues to make artworks which focuses the role advertising has on our society.... Read More | Share it now!
On September 6th, the culmination of years of work will debut on the Sydney Opera House stage – a precise recreation of the original 1956 Broadway production of My Fair Lady, helmed by the woman who starred in the production itself as Eliza Doolittle – Dame Julie Andrews. Taking over this role for the 60th Anniversary production will be rising star of the stage Anna O’Byrne, who will star in this anticipated Opera House show alongside Reg Livermore, Robyn Nevin, Alex Jennings, Mark Vincent and more.... Read More | Share it now!
When we were children most of us would’ve blown bubbles and tried to catch them. As adults there is still something magical in watching large bubbles being created as they fly through the sky before they reach the end of their transient lifespan and go “Pop!” Melody Yang is someone that knows all about this.... Read More | Share it now!
Stephen K Amos is no stranger to Australian audiences. The English comedian has been visiting our shores for ten years and has made us laugh with his funny anecdotes and observations. The author of the hilarious autobiography, “I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey”, has just completed a run of shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and it will soon be Sydney’s turn to witness this funny man. The AU Review sat down with Stephen to talk about strange people breaking out into impromptu performances at KFC, leadership coups and what things make him laugh.... Read More | Share it now!
In 2010, a family of green-skinned creatures crash landed at Woodford Folk Festival and, for the past six years, have been trying to get back in the air. After appearances at the Adelaide Fringe and Cairns Festival, Anywhere Festival has invited the Gremlins back to make another attempt at taking to the skies, and Brisbane festival goers are invited to take part in the first flight with budget airline Airlinius Hippopotamus.... Read More | Share it now!