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Summersalt Festival, Melbourne

February 24, 2015

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http://summersaltfestival.com.au/events/theatre/ Melbourne has a new summer festival- initiated by The Recital Centre and focused around the coming Arts Precinct between the VCA, MTC, Recital Centre and other Southbank venues, this seasonal initiative had a mixed bag of programming. I spent a stormy evening at Pixel Mountain by Stalker, enjoying the music programmed in the temporary […]

Children’s shows in Melbourne

January 22, 2015

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As well as visiting the galleries, we have been counter-pointing pool and beach with some performance experiences. The Arts Centre in Melbourne has been particularly exciting and on one day we took in two shows and two workshops. Laura Milke’s Now Hear This sound effects workshop in the new audiovisual facility, The Channell, was really […]

Gruppe 38, Denmark

November 7, 2014

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Finally! I manage to see a production by the very well known and frequently cited in Australia, Gruppe 38. At Sydney Opera House Studio, they presented their Hans Christian Andersen installation performance Hans Christian, you must be an Angel. It was a really enjoyable presentation and afterwards I had a good chat with the manager […]

Melbourne Festival; I all but missed it…

November 1, 2014

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Due to my long London trip I missed almost the entirety of the Melbourne festival performing arts offer. I am mopping up the visual arts shows that linger a little longer and was lucky to catch the Tarrawarra Biennale early. I did manage to see Complexity of Belonging by Chunky Move in an early preview, […]

Performance in a visual arts world

November 1, 2014

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The visual arts world is all abuzz about performance. Or Londoners certainly are. At Frieze, there were a number of stands for galleries featuring performances, as well as commissioned Frieze Projects where dancers and actors were centre stage throughout the art fair. Australia Council was in on the action with a grant for Silberkuppe Gallery […]

London, theatre and dance, October 2015

November 1, 2014

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This trip was all about visual arts and literature, so, whilst I managed to slip in over a dozen performing arts meetings, I spent all my “free” time going to galleries. I did manage to bookend the trip with some theatre before Frieze began and a bit of Dance Umbrella towards the end. Confirmation by […]

Avignon Festival- “IN”

July 21, 2014

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I was fortunate to attend the Avignon festival for the first time in my life, having always avoided this hot spot of French high art theatre and dance in my British Council role, deeming it too impenetrable an “IN” and too fringey a Fringe to put up much potential for partnership. This time I was […]