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Nikki Spunde

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It starts in a sleazy hotel room. An older man enters with a much younger woman. From the moment they walk in, it’s uncomfortable.

Created: 31 August 2018
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While Melancholia is perhaps one of Von Trier's gentler works, its story of a woman grappling with psychological malaise in the face of literal apocalypse drew polarised reactions as a film, and is likely to do so in play form also.

Created: 20 July 2018
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Ballet audiences are normally a comparatively reserved crew, but there is a boisterous energy in the auditorium during Verve. The audience has good reason to be excitable: this showcase of contemporary ballets by The Australian Ballet’s homegrown...

Created: 28 June 2018
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From the glamour of 1979's Scheherazade, in which dancers dressed in glittering gold Akira Isogawa designed skirts are accompanied by soaring operatic vocals, to the boisterous playfulness of Ellipse(2002), with its nod to Western hoe-down dancing, Murphy's...

Created: 22 March 2018
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Book of Exodus comes to an affecting conclusion and a strong final image, and there is no denying the artistry that has gone into it, but it’s hard to walk out with a clear reaction to the whole thing.

Created: 04 June 2017
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The audience are chattering happily as they take their seats on the bus, like school kids going on an excursion.  The bus isn’t taking us to a show, however, the bus ride IS the show.

Created: 27 March 2017
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The three pieces The Australian Ballet has launched its 2017 season with couldn’t be more different.

Created: 23 March 2017
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Asia TOPA, the Triennial of Performing Arts, has drawn some remarkable artists to Melbourne for its inaugural year, but few with the star power of movie soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman.

Created: 22 February 2017
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Martinez slowly obscures herself from view behind a wall which she builds brick by brick, complete with mortar, on the stage.

Created: 05 February 2017
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As a special treat for Midsumma, two of Britain’s fiercest drag queens have come all the way to Melbourne expressly to trash your favourite musicals.

Created: 19 January 2017
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