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The Dream | The Australian Ballet
Written by Nic Spunde   
Monday, 08 June 2015 13:06

The Dream | The Australian Ballet

Ballet and fairies are a match made in heaven. Ballet seems the perfect art form for depicting fairies and fairies the perfect subject for showcasing ballet. From the moment The Dream starts, with a flutter of green skirts and petite wings as fairies flock the stage, it feels truly like a dream becoming real before your eyes.

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The Song Was Wrong | Perth Theatre Company
Written by Julia Hern   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 15:43

The Song Was Wrong | Perth Theatre Company

How incongruous it is that the name of this piece is The Song Was Wrong, when every single element within it was so right. So much better than right though, it was exquisite, breath taking, provocative and captivating. 

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Barney McAll Quintet
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Friday, 05 June 2015 17:44

Barney McAll Quintet

There is an element of the prodigal son in Barney McAll’s tribute to Mooroolbark, an area east of Melbourne. Barney explains that 'Mooroolbark' is the name given to his hometown by the Wurundjeri people (“moorool” meaning great water and “bik” meaning place).

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Four Seasons in One Night | Bobby Fox
Written by Emily Shaddick   
Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:43

Four Seasons in One Night | Bobby Fox

Four Seasons in One Night is the tale of an Irish boy, who moved to Australia, went to New York and took on the role of a boy from Jersey. The Irish boy is Bobby Fox and the boy from Jersey is Franki Valli who’s rags to riches journey was made into the award winning Broadway sensation Jersey Boys.

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Tord Gustavsen Quartet
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 08 June 2015 00:31

Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Gustavsen’s music makes you think of the Heart Sutra that states, ‘form is emptiness and emptiness is form’, as space plays such a major role in its compositional fabric.

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Love, Love, Love | Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Written by Carol Middleton   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 19:38

Love, Love, Love | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Red Stitch Theatre’s Australian premiere of the 2010 British play, directed by Denny Lawrence, is a panoply of conflict, character, tragedy, humour, bad behaviour and stage business.

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Venus in Fur | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Written by Rebecca Whitton   
Thursday, 04 June 2015 20:46

Venus in Fur | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Venus is Fur is a play within a play, inspired by a book. Written by David Ives, it is a smart, funny, feminist discourse on fetishes, power and female objectification, with elements of a gothic thriller, crackling with suspense and a hint of threat.

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Voyager | Eric Harland
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:56

Voyager | Eric Harland

Harland did not so much lead as, together with the anchor of bassist Harish Raghavan, create an unstoppable rolling groove with the other gifted members of the band, steering a sonic spaceship on an exploration of musical galaxies.

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