The OzAsia Festival is one of the most highly regarded celebrations of Asian Theatre and performance anywhere in the world. Each year in Adelaide, it is held specifically to celebrate the depth of modern performance culture across the gamut of all performance arts. From technology infused dance performances, to family shows involving puppetry, to stand… Read more.
Just when it looks like there might be a week without an arts festival in Melbourne, along comes the inaugural Container Festival presented by MUST, the Monash University Student Theatre association. From August 2 to 20, a performance hub of shipping containers is being set up at Monash University in Clayton. The containers are performance… Read more.
From Hobart to Launceston, Queenstown to Swansea, Tasmania’s International Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island, truly is a unique celebration of creativity and community. Bethany Simons chats with Artistic Director, Jo Duffy, about her first time leading the state-wide festival that’s literally all over the place… and kicks off tonight! During a recent first-time… Read more.
Eleven years ago, Short+Sweet began in Sydney. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, spreading around Australia and then internationally (Auckland, Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore, Chennai, Malaysia). Now in its forth year in Brisbane, Short + Sweet is the world’s largest ten minute play festival. This year’s festival has a lot to offer. There’s… Read more.
It has been speculated that Tasmania is one of Australia’s most culturally rich states and Kris Stewart – Artistic Director of Hobart’s Festival of Voices –wholeheartedly agrees. For the second year running, Stewart (a self confessed ‘outsider’ who has moved to Tasmania) will preside over Hobart’s celebration of all things vocal as the 10 day Festival… Read more.
Kicking off the new year with 10 tasty theatrical treats is week one of Short+Sweet’s 11th season, beginning tomorrow at King Street Theatre, Newtown. Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2012 will present 180 works from January to March – starting at the King Street Theatre (formerly Newtown Theatre) on 4 January. The biggest little play festival in… Read more.
Why did the comedian cry and cry and cry? Because he missed the registration period for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And then to rub it in, his friend said: “But it was so easy, you could even do it online!” Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a year round operation showcasing and supporting emerging comedic… Read more.
“Everyone reaches a point in their life where they must either change or cease.” Brett Whitely
A collaboration between Gideon Obarzanek, of Chunky Move, and Richard Gill, Musical Director of Victorian Opera, Assembly is a meditation on the enigma of the crowd.
The wonderful thing about human beings is we are all flawed and that is what makes us all so uniquely perfect. No one person is all good or all bad. We are multifaceted, intricate and complicated. And when two people join together in love, these flaws can ultimately lead to the destruction of that union… Read more.