Articles on ‘Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts’

Poly-media dance work goes Wireless

Wireless - Judith Wright Centre. Image supplied.

With an unsettling clarity on the peculiarities of human behavior (once removed), Wireless proposes that privacy is an invention without a future. Created by Lisa Wilson (Co-Director/ Choreographer) and Paul Charlier (Co-Director/ Composer/Software Designer), this poly-media dance piece explores ideas around the desire for connection and loss of trust; ‘We’ve lived with surveillance for thousands… Read more.

Orpheus and Eurydice – Blue Roo Theatre

Blue Roo Theatre. Photo supplied.

Opera Queensland and Blue Roo Theatre Company joined forces to create a production of Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice (fun fact:  this is the opera parodied so perfectly by Offenbach’s satirical masterpiece Orpheus in the Underworld). You may well be familiar with the ancient Roman story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice dies from a snake… Read more.

Judy Strikes Back

Judy Strikes Back

There have been many incarnations of Judy Garland’s life story, but Judy isn’t happy with any of them and she is back from beyond the grave to set the record straight. Bernadette Meenach’s cabaret is conceptually interesting. It was refreshing to see the usual tale of Garland’s journey from child star to drugs and tragedy… Read more.

White Porcelain Doll

The dance theatre piece White Porcelain Doll, is the first full-length work presented Prying Eye Productions, as part of the Judith Wright Centre’s Fresh Ground initiative. Husband and wife collaborators, choreographers, and performers, Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis, during their residency with the Judith Wright Centre, explored the horrifying subject of survival as a long-term captive…. Read more.

Confessions of a Control Freak

The lovely Belinda Raisin has brought her cabaret show, Confessions of a Control Freak, up from Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne’s Butterfly Club to a sell-out season in Brisbane. Frances (Belinda’s alter-ego) is a young married woman, and from the outside her life looks perfect. Sure, she has everything perfectly timetabled and she has lists. Lots… Read more.

Judith Wright Centre Announces New Fresh Ground Artists-In-Residence

Recently the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts revealed their new Fresh Ground Artists-in Residence. Fresh Ground supports Queensland artists, collectives and companies to create high-calibre contemporary performance work able to entice, excite and inspire audiences. The program allows artists to develop and present new work at all stages of development, from providing a space… Read more.

Maureen O’Hara Spends a Quiet Night At Home

A woman, a bath. Maureen O’Hara Spends a Quiet Night At Home, playing at the Judith Wright Centre, is a voyeuristic look into the 1940s screen legend’s private life as she winds down from a social event. Devised and performed by Belinda Locke, the intimate solo performance was inspired by photographer Peter Stackpole’s 1946 photograph… Read more.

Sons of Sin

Sons of Sin - The Danger Ensemble

The World is a Mess. And so are we. Part night club, part drinking game, part public confessional, The Danger Ensemble’s bold, provocative new work Sons of Sin at The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, explores ‘what is it to be a man’. Using a drinking game with random outcomes as the guise to… Read more.

Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach: An End to Dreaming

An End to Dreaming is a “pop-cabaret-fairytale” from Brisbane’s most accomplished cabaret performers Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach. Entering the stage area through the candle-lit cabaret tables like a lost Hansel and Gretel, yet cloaked like Little Red Riding Hood, the gothic cabaret fairytale of the Tim Burton kind begins in darkness. The next sixty… Read more.