Latest Reviews - Melbourne
Friday, 2 October 2015
Dave Callan takes us on a kind of guided tour of the history of dance. His two assistants, it has to be said, a very pretty and are excellent da...
Friday, 2 October 2015
Upon arriving at the venue, we found that the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre was packed with a very colorful and lively crowd who had come to “experience the ma...
Sunday, 27 September 2015
When Director Peter Houghton, described the MTC’s latest offering, The Boy at the Edge of Everything as “part odyssey, part science-fiction and ALL comedy” he nailed it...
Saturday, 26 September 2015
West Australian comedian Sophie Joske wants to share her experience and knowledge of what it means to become a proper grown up.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
I may not know who these Barbaroi were, but I really enjoyed seeing them strut their stuff in this intimate space at The Gasworks. Great night ou...
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Lippy, as an adjective is an apt description for the work. The performers are bolshie. They’re not afraid to ridicule and are unapologetic.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
I may not have known exactly WTF was going on, but I was constantly amused. There were loads of very funny lines, lots of wonderfully ridiculous characters and some truly absurd si...
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
The Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is quite possibly the most perfect ballet I have ever witnessed. It is flawless.
Monday, 14 September 2015
The frightening collapse of bee colonies throughout the world is a clarion call to humanity and the impetus for an extraordinary performance, Dance of the Be...
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|Douglas Horton to step down from ChamberMade|
|Monday, 30 March 2009 22:16|
of Australia’s foremost contemporary opera and music-theatre
directors, Douglas Horton, is stepping down as Artistic Director of
the company he established back in 1988 - the pioneering and
internationally regarded ChamberMade Opera - to pursue new projects
in film and theatre. |
Announcing his decision, Douglas Horton said:
‘This is an exciting new chapter, both for me and for ChamberMade. In 21 prolific years ChamberMade has spearheaded fundamental developments both in the art form and the opera/music-theatre industry. We have brought the work of leading Australian artists to audiences across Australia and across four continents. Now is the time for both myself and the company to engage fresh new energies and new visions. Australia is truly blessed in the range and depth of its talent, and I very much look forward to seeing the baton passed to the next brilliant generation.”
Karen Hadfield, the Chair of ChamberMade, said:
“I have admired the work of Douglas Horton and ChamberMade since it began and it is with great sadness that I see him leave the company he established; I wish him all the very best in his new direction and am happy he will be directing a number of projects for CMO and overseeing the smooth transition to this new phase in the life of the company. We respect his decision and will miss him.”
Douglas Horton will continue on upcoming ChamberMade productions including two international collaborations, the group-devised ‘Beneath’ and Michael Smetanin’s ‘Mayakovsky’, and a new opera by Julian Yu and Glenn Perry, after Tim Winton’s ‘That Eye the Sky’. The Board will commence recruitment for Mr Horton's replacement immediately.