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Night Dance

The nightclub, a place where us adults meet, dance and frolic under the cover of darkness and flashing lights. Jaded memories of the most awesome nights out, easily and often impaired by any number of substances. A study of this phenomenon, the human behaviour indicative of these environments, particularly through dance, an interesting dichotomy with a creative development thats...

Niche

Kicking round the local theatre scene and treading the boards both locally and further afield for around a decade, Elbow Room have once again delivered a potent work, dripping with their trademark darwinistic style. Niche bridges such far divides as our evolution from primate to man to now, where in an almost canabilistic fashion we seek out, hunt and...

Livres D’Artiste

 Art On The Page grants a rare opportunity to view significant works of European and Australian lineage, that more often spend their time hidden amongst the Rare Book Collection housed by  University Of Melbourne. You stumble across the exhibition tucked away in a second floor annex, soft jazz plays in the background, at odds with the frenetic energy of...

Pile Of Bones

From darkness, they emerge as a twisting sensation of bodies curled. As the lights slowly rise, so too does this performance unfurl. There's something maleficent,  rhythmic and disruptive to the choreography. Brash and unapologetic, the performance continues. Repeated moments that allude to the more classic are elbowed aside. Dancers shift from character to object  and from lucid vision to solid...

The Real And Imagined History Of The Elephant Man

Melbourne audiences have recently been offered up a plethora  of theatrical works made in the same gothic style, brooding, incomplete and fanciful experiences. This work may however remain proof that a tight production, abundance of smoke effects, emotive sound, lights and everything else at your disposal, won't always prove enough to wow an audience.  The dramatic exploitation of physically disabled...

Louis Baker, Soul Seeker

New Zealand's music industry just keeps serving up some of the finest contemporary artists we have any where in the world right now. Louis Baker, who hails from Wellington is yet another artist at the centre of this new wave, clearly on the verge of greatness. Having just released his "sensual new video" the accompany to his latest single...

Merciless Gods

It's so refreshing to see some great theatre being produced, though calling Little Ones stage adaption of the work by Christos Tsiolkas "great" seems almost reductive. It's impossible not to be simultaneously blown away yet also drawn inwardly into this performance. Each of the spiralling narratives builds to an unsettling end, as all of the sexual tension explodes and...

Tina Del Twist Gold Class

Tina Del Twist, a gin soaked pickle of a woman, well past her prime, a washed up has been in the most endearing of ways. Though she maybe in serious need of a permanent stint at The Betty Ford Clinic she can still belt out a number like few can, and her show is still the most enjoyable kind...

Respectable Thief Nástio Mosquito

Respectable Thief - where to begin exactly? This is a work which is as much layered as it is a superficial and visceral experience that skirts around a concept, never quite giving to us, the full picture. Powerful, evocative and immersive, each element here works in duality to present a vision that has evidently been granted time enough to...

Cashing In On Queer Culture?

There has been some negative comment circulating in regards to Melbourne Festivals listed ticket price for Taylor Mac. Mac is a performer or more-so true embodiment of queer reverence, with a career forged through the bars and night clubs of New York. A narrative many can relate to, but Mac has achieved the kind of international recognition for their...

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