Rhonda Burchmore sounds like velvet on satin. She drapes her voice with a languorous ease that is infectious and intoxicating and by the time she’s done with you, there’s nothing left for you but lifelong addiction. For those of you who have wanted the chance to get up close and personal, the opportunity is finally… Read more.
Nilaja Sun is well on her way to becoming a household name in Melbourne. Last year No Child premiered at the Melbourne International Arts Festival and received a host of rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike. But the story of a newly employed drama teacher coming to terms with the stark realities of… Read more.
‘Blak’ is more than just a deadly way of discussing Indigeneity in Australia. Over the last decade in particular it has become an increasingly popular signifier and is being enthusiastically embraced as a social and political response to Indigenous identity. It’s only fitting that a company like Bangarra, a monument in the Indigenous performance landscape,… Read more.
Aussie Theatre’s Gillian Wills speaks with Natalie Weir, Artistic Director of Brisbane’s Expresssions Dance Company about their upcoming tour of R&J. “My style has taken a long time to evolve but it’s all about human emotion. I like to tell stories and the choreography is very emotional, highly physical, immediate and real. I like movements… Read more.
Audiences are invited to witness the world of the holocaust in Hotel Modern’s acclaimed production Kamp, debuting in Australia at the Adelaide Festival this month. Bethany Simons chatted with co-founder Pauline Kalker to find out what audiences can expect from this challenging work. As I sit in my kitchen waiting for the phone company to… Read more.
Exploring the notion of inter-cultural relationships includes a range of different conversations. Those between different cultural groups within Australia; Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians; and although not often seen in the limelight, Indigenous Australians of mixed descent with each other. Exploring the notion of inter-cultural relationships includes a range of different conversations. Those between different… Read more.
David Allen caught up with the Australian cast of The Addams Family musical at their official launch this week… and he had a perfectly horrible time. An expression that makes the rounds these days is “they’ll make a musical out of anything these days!” And so it would seem with a Broadway season kicking off… Read more.
Internationally acclaimed play War Horse is heading down under with seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. AussieTheatre’s David Allen caught up with some of the overseas cast and creative team at Lyric Theatre Sydney recently for an in-depth chat about the show. The upstairs foyer of the Lyric Theatre is a good place to be on… Read more.
On Friday night, St Kilda’s iconic Palais Theatre will host an evening of some of Victoria’s most exceptional emerging performers in a concert event like no other – known most aptly as Top Acts. Clare Pickering went behind the scenes to talk with returning artistic director, Naomi Edwards, about this one night only extravaganza. Top Acts… Read more.
Described as “a boundary-breaking exploration of circus through smartphone technology”, we at AussieTheatre couldn’t help but be intrigued by Blindscape, a brand new show which mediates circus through interactive iPhone technology at Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival. What’s not to love, right? Matt Edwards recently caught up with producer of Blindscape Skye Gellmann and physical theatre performer Kieran… Read more.