Articles on ‘Arts’
Making artistic performances “more accessible” was a key factor in Arts Centre Melbourne’s decision to bring Bank of Melbourne on board as its first ever Principal Partner, and what better reason is there? According to an official press release, the Partnership will enable four key programming initiatives in 2016 and support plans for change and ambitious excellence… Read more.
Adelaide acting student Lauren Krelshem turns 21 today and thanks to the support of her friends, family and the international arts community, she has been treated to a virtual birthday party like no other. After being diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2002, relapsing in 2007 and undergoing a full bone marrow transplant, Lauren is now fighting her… Read more.
AussieTheatre and Marika Aubrey will be wrapping up the hugely popular feature interview series How We Do What We Do this month after a very successful two years in print. Founded by Aubrey and AussieTheatre in January 2013, the interview series has made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website. With… Read more.
Performer Sophie Wright gives graduating arts students some tips on surviving the first year out of drama school. The buzz of showcase is upon us! Countless arts training institutions around the country are letting loose their newest graduates this month, with many ‘showcasing’ the new and raw talent of Australian actors and music theatre students with special performances… Read more.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts this week announced it will host the 2015 Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Conference. Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of WAAPA’s highly respected Music Theatre Course, it will be the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Past Alumni and international star Hugh Jackman… Read more.
Rest up, people. White Night Melbourne is only a matter of sleeps away! If you missed the magical mayhem last year, your second chance is here. For one night only on Saturday 22 February from 7pm until 7am, Melbourne will once again become the city that never sleeps; with every nook and cranny of the… Read more.
I don’t know much about North Korea, and I readily admit that I don’t understand how the Communist dictatorship works. I don’t pretend to understand the reasons behind the execution of a dozen “well-known performers” in North Korea recently. With machine guns. Machine. Guns. What I can do is comment on how I feel about… Read more.
The National Institue of Circus Arts (NICA) is the only institution in Australia which offers a Bachelor of Circus Arts and after 10 years as a highly respected school for up and coming circus performers, its future now sadly hangs in the balance. On June 25, Days short of becoming an independent institution, after many… Read more.
The 2013 Darwin Festival program was recently launched by Artistic Director Edwina Lunn. Aussie Theatre’s Jan Chandler managed to catch up with her following a busy few days, with many more to come. Enthusiasm is the first word that comes to mind when speaking of Edwina Lunn. We were talking over the phone, but her… Read more.
The circus and performing arts community grieve this morning with very sad news from Cirque du Soleil. This article in the Sydney Morning Herald has the details. An Australian ex-Cirque du Soleil employee wrote this morning “To all aerialists, acrobats, high divers, FMXers, riggers and circus people everywhere, please be safe always and respect the… Read more.