Calendar Girls: Review

4 STARS: A fundraising effort for a local hospital, nonetheless by posing nude for a calendar, proves to be a worldwide hit. What a bunch of extraordinary ladies! They were able to persuade each another to pose all natural for a charity calendar, who would have thought that the idea would become a global sensation! This... Continue Reading →

Green Room

Melbourne's Fringe Festival showcases some of Australia's best theatre talents, and that definitely includes James Mountain's 'Green Room'

Southern Cross DanceSports Championships

The prestigious Southern Cross DanceSport Championship was held this year in the Grand Ballroom at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Saturday 29th July. Full set of images taken by our chief editor can be found here. The Championships was hosted by the Australian Dancing Society including the results of the dance competition can be found... Continue Reading →

Bennelong by Bangarra Dance Theatre

A stunning production, not to be missed. Bennelong is a spell binding journey that captures the effect of displacement and division experienced by perhaps the most famous Aboriginal man of colonial Australia. With his latest work, choreographer Stephen Page has embarked on a journey to revisit the tortured life of a man who tried to... Continue Reading →

Victorian Pole Championship

Have you seen a live pole dancing before? It's more of an art than you think. The choreography, the balance and movement up the pole, and the spectacular acrobatics performed by the dancers are quite amazing! It's surely breath-taking and very alluring to the eyes, certainly an art form at its best! Victorian finalists battle... Continue Reading →

Oz Comic-Con Mebourne 2017!

Relive the adventure of attending Oz Comic-con in Melbourne! Catch all the photos taken by our photographer here! * * * Melbourne, it’s time to get your geek on! Oz Comic-Con, Australia’s favourite pop-culture event, was back in town this weekend, July 1-2, providing Victoria’s ultimate celebration of geeky goodness. Fans had the opportunity to meet... Continue Reading →

Cyrano de Bergerac

Credit: David James McCarty The legendary play Cyrano de Bergerac has had many dalliances with popular culture, most famously in the silver screen adaptation, Roxanne, starring Steve Martin. Behind its timeless appeal are the age-old themes of love, devotion and the power of poetry. Sport for Jove’s translation of the Edmond Rostand classic captures the... Continue Reading →

Victoria Polytechnic’s Makeup Carnivale

Victoria Polytechnic's Makeup Carnivale is an exciting end of year event for the Diploma of Specialist Make-up students and is a stunning celebration of students' creativity and talent rolled into one fabulous show! Held at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, the Graduating Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up) students featured their outstanding achievements in a... Continue Reading →

Circus Oz – Model Citizens

Breath-taking and death-defying acts.. uniquely artistic and flawless acrobatics both infused into one.. surely a show not to be missed!  Following an acclaimed three-month Australian east coast tour, Circus Oz is excited to present the first show for the company directed by Rob Tannion – Model Citizens – when it has its Melbourne premiere under... Continue Reading →

The Sleeping Beauty Returns

The Australian Ballet’s most lavish production, David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty returns for a special encore season! Reawakening a world of courtly love, charming fairies and a glittering masked ball, The Australian Ballet’s dazzling production of The Sleeping Beauty tours to Melbourne and Sydney in 2017. Spectacularly reimagined by Artistic Director David McAllister, this extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Talk

A welcome examination of the impact of new technologies and attitudes on the media landscape. The highly anticipated Sydney Theatre Company production by Wharf Revue fame, Jonathan Biggins, will please critics of the accelerated media cycle and growing reliance on social media platforms. In writing and directing this piece, Biggins makes transparently clear his attitude... Continue Reading →

Orb

Reviewed by Revelly Robinson An audacious collaboration testing the limits of human physical form. Split into two halves, Sydney Dance Company’s collaboration with Taiwan’s Cloud Gate 2 is a tour de force of complex manoeuvres and moody music that does its utmost to demonstrate the extremes of human physicality. In two distinct pieces, Orb flummoxes,... Continue Reading →

Paul Keating – The Big-Picture Leader

Reviewed by Revelly Robinson A detailed portrayal of an enigmatic but undoubtedly visionary leader who steered the country through the most momentous changes of the century. Troy Bramston is an author that refuses to do things by halves. Clocking up over 600 pages, 15 hours of interviews and over 100 interviewees, Bramston’s epic biography of... Continue Reading →

Dracula

Reviewed by Revelly Robinson A hauntingly good production that firmly places Shake & Stir Theatre Co as one of the best in the country. From the very first crack of thunder that announces Dracula’s terrifying entrance on the stage, the audience is in for a spine tingling treat. Dracula ticks all the boxes of drama,... Continue Reading →

Swan Lake by the Shanghai Ballet

Very emotional portrayal of the Swan Lake performed by the Shanghai Ballet! The cast were very talented and the production outstanding, from the props, to lighting setup, up to the musical scoring. The main characters showcased a powerful performance worthy of standing ovation! Did you know that the Shanghai Ballet was formally renamed in 1979... Continue Reading →

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