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Violinist Irvine Arditti has been at the helm of his eponymous string quartet for three and a half decades, and it is the subtlety and strength of his restrained leadership that anchors the ensemble.
Druid, one of the best known theatre companies in the English speaking world, comes to the Perth International arts Festival from Ireland with this exciting and palpable piece of theatre.
The Ishinha theatre company, under the direction of its founder, Yukichi Matsumoto, presented the two hour spectacle of its latest work 'Nostalgia'.
The current season of the West Australian Ballet Company, 'Ballet at the Quarry' presents a varied offering of short works by younger choreographers.
All of the elements of a beautiful Melbourne Saturday evening worked perfectly together for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine day’s Concert in front of a packed crowd at the second of the free Sidney Myer Free Concerts for 2009.
Bringing classic and revered writers like Samuel Beckett into being is a treat for the seasoned and new theatergoer as he speaks of an “uncompromising celebration of one who looks truth in the face, unknown, terrible, amazing….”
Comedy album. Just the phrase makes me twist with discomfort. So, it is with some apprehension that I sit down to listen to Brown & Orange - the second album by The Bedroom Philosopher. These days comedy is watched as well as listened to. It is usually an experience shared – the pleasure heightened by the sound of the audience enjoying the show. So it is quite the task for a comedian to evoke lau
After rave reviews at the 2007 Melbourne Fringe and the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, writer and theatre maker Adam Cass has finally been given the opportunity to take his production of I Love you Bro to the big stage – or so to speak.
The first of the free Sidney Myer Free Concerts for 2009 showed that while tastes in music may have changed over the last 50 years, the original vision has not, and remains as fresh as when the concert series began in 1959.
Often where we finish our evening bears absolutely no relation to where we intended to be when we started it. This seemingly obvious idea is explored by Kieran Carroll in his new work, 'Friday Night, In Town', which follows the lives of fourteen very different people over the course of their Friday night out.
The foibles, corruption, brutality, and straight-out misanthropy, portrayed in 'The Removalists' prove to be timeless.
The most intriguing moments of 'Cherry Smoke' occur when the writing manages to tap into the younger generation’s obsession with longevity, self-importance and a capacity to recreate the world according to their own principles.
As one of the most influential songwriters of the last 50 years, Joni Mitchell has given a voice to people everywhere, creating the music that famously 'taught your cold, English wife to feel' (Love Actually).
Salim, a doctor and novelist, is cynical, hedonistic and in favour of US plans to overthrow Saddam.
The story starts off simply enough: Jim (Clayton Moss), a flailing artist, gets
dumped by his girlfriend Tamsen (Belinda Kirwan).
The Black Swan State Theatre’s production for the Perth International Arts Festival 2009 is Joan Didion’s memoir The year of Magical Thinking. This one woman play, rich with pathos, exposes the beauty and terror that we all find in the transience of life, and celebrates the power of the imagination to help us survive.
The only reason that the sellout audience to the opening night of People Get Ready: Human Nature with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) stopped tapping their toes was when they jumped to their feet to dance!
Musicians and concert-goers are rejoicing to at last have a venue designed for the performance of chamber music, while the general public is still gasping at its daring facade.
'Another Gay Cliché' It was my second visit to a Pink Shorts season at The Midsumma Festival this year and I walked out, only mildly stirred in comparison to last year
This glittering, modern day cautionary tale is presented by Darlinghurst
Theatre as part of the Mardi Gras festivities. Director James
Beach has drawn forth fine performances by all concerned for this biting,
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