Asia TOPA Review: The Red Detachment of Women is visually spectacular, but politically controversial.

It’s not every night you go to the theatre to see a show and arrive at a protest. Well, that’s exactly what we encountered on the opening night of a very politically charged ballet work called The Red Detachment of Women. It’s important to understand why there is a backlash to such a show and perhaps how it was approved by curator Stephen Armstrong.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: CARGO CLUB is a highly charged examination of personal identity, culture, and history (performances at Metro Arts, Brisbane until February 18th)

Presented as part of BrisAsia Festival, a host of international performers welcome audiences to Cargo Club, an immersive experience exploring global themes and personal experiences. Spoken word, ancient ritual, live art, and cool tunes come together as artists tell their stories, unpacking their own ‘cargo’ in a true cultural melting pot.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Book of Mormon is worthy of all the hype (Now playing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne)

The Book of Mormon has been one of the most talked about musicals to ever make its way down under, and this weekend the Australian premiere was held in Melbourne to officially commence its long awaited run on our shores – some six years after it made box office history in New York City. The comedic musical comes to us from the the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, and it’s a show that is so wrong, yet so right… wrong in all the best ways – the ones that will have you in stitches from start to end. Believe the hype. This show is not to be missed. Continue reading →

Review: Nigel Kennedy’s The New Four Seasons + Dedications – QPAC, Brisbane (02.02.17)

I find myself sitting in QPAC, eyes half closed. I’m moving through springtime, by a babbling brook. I’m gazing from a snowy summit, blistering winds gazing my face faster than coarse sands. But all the while, just in my peripheral, I can see these damn yellow sneakers. They follow me through the foothills. They sit by the babbling brook, shoestrings snaking into the edge of the ripples. A thousand reflections of yellow hang in dew drops on autumn trees. Bloody Nigel Kennedy and his unfathomable style follow you through every note.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney Festival Review: Still Life is a musing on finding beauty in the mundane (Performances until 29 January)

Take a Cirque du Soleil show. Strip out all the colour, the costumes, the set. Turn off the music. What you’d be left with is something that looks a lot like Dimitris Papaioannou’s Still Life. Featuring feats of acrobatic strength and clowning, Still Life is a beautiful piece of moving art, created from the most mundane of objects and tasks.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Libby Angel’s The Trapeze Act is a beautifully frustrating tale of a young girl struggling to define herself in a family of wild characters

Bringing up the rear of a family of circus runaways, ambitious playboy barristers, and juvenile delinquents, Loretta often finds that the best recourse is blending into the background of their scandalous and unusual existence. But Loretta cannot remain a fly on her family’s wall for much longer. As the four piece’s precarious existence begins to fall apart, Loretta’s fight to define herself begins an act every bit as dangerous and ambitious as any of those of her high-flying circus ancestors.... Read More | Share it now!