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Posted 13 Aug 2012 @ 11:45am

We love a good political stance, and what better one than expressed through theatre?

 

Top Girls is ground-breaking playwright Caryl Churchill’s response to the rise of Margaret Thatcher, and its subject of female power is as pertinent today as it was in the 1980s. One of twentieth century’s classic plays, Top Girls finds a perfect match in the uniquely talented Jenny Kemp, who...

Posted 9 Aug 2012 @ 11:46am

For six years, The Angry Black Snake has led Michael Corridore down a path of searching for fiction captured within real moments. 

 

After touring the country and more recently exhibiting in New York, Michael Corridore won the prestigious New York Aperture Portfolio Prize with his 2009 series. And as an ex-Melbournite, it gives us no greater pleasure than to embrace Mr. Corridore...

Posted 8 Aug 2012 @ 4:05pm

In a cross-continental collaboration, Ireland’s Pan Pan Theatre and Beijing Square Moon Culture Company are getting prepared to bring Sun Yue’s contemporary Chinese play Fight the Landlord to our shores. 

 

Wryly humorous and fast-paced, three women dressed in panda suits lament the banality of their lives while playing the card game Dòu Dìzhǔ, or ‘Fight the Landlord’. The whole...

Posted 14 Aug 2012 @ 9:00pm

There’s nothing that we love more than doing something for a great cause, so if you were planning to divert your eyes – don’t, or you’ll forever be haunted by your own guilt. 

 

In its inaugural year, Ink Dots Black Spots was born from the idea to share artwork from numerous artists to their fans and the public, whilst contributing to those who support the fight against cancer....

Posted 7 Aug 2012 @ 1:58pm

The Australian Ballet is getting ready to celebrate its origins with a season of pivotal ballets from its formative years. 

 

Icons will showcase a triple bill of works commissioned over three decades: Robert Helpmann's The Display, Glen Tetley's Gemini and Graeme Murphy's Beyond Twelve. Each of these works marked a turning point in The Australian Ballet's...

Posted 1 Aug 2012 @ 12:15pm

A man starts to build his own coffin but decides to turn it into a raft. Why? He is struggling to unravel his emotional and mental knots so that he can leave his grandchild one simple, important piece of advice. But is it possible to give useful advice to anyone but yourself? And is being negative actually a negative? 

 

Written, directed and performed by Ben Grant, The Shrink...

Posted 5 Aug 2012 @ 1:50pm

There’s that ongoing debate between ‘street art’ or ‘vandalism’. Call it what you want, but many prove the artistic skill behind those pieces of art, and one such person is Melbourne street artist and designer, Views. 

 

His solo show, ‘The Movement’, will showcase a variety of original artworks for your visual pleasure. The name says it all. The exhibition is a whirlwind of edgy...

Posted 10 Jul 2012 @ 1:00pm

From the creator of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning True Blood, Six Feet Under, plus the Oscar winning screenwriter of American Beauty comes All That I Will Ever Be. And with such a stellar back catalogue, it’s really hard to find how this could contain any fault. 

 

Presented by Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre Company, All That I Will Ever Be tells the story of Omar, the complicated central...

Posted 28 Jun 2012 @ 12:19pm

It’s that age-old tale of two people coming from different sides of the tracks but finding common ground. 

 

In Helicopter, the malaise of the modern world is put under the microscope when the lives of two young men from opposite worlds collide – one born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and the other who grew up in war-torn Sudan.
 
Commissioned by award-winning...

Posted 28 Jun 2012 @ 12:18pm

If you’re a fan of entering momentarily entering mystical parallel universes, then this is definitely the thing for you. 

 

ACCA is thrilled to announce a special performance of German artist Torsten Lauschmann’s mesmerising, At The Heart Of Everything A Row Of Holes. Carpets will fly, pianos will play themselves and mice will make otherworldly music. First commissioned by...

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