Shaolin Warriors

The monks' current touring show, Legendary Masters of Kung Fu, has a much more integrated theatrical approach, with acts blending comfortably into one another and plenty of fast-paced ensemble action. It's not short on entertainment, even for Kung Fu virgins like myself.

Don's Party
Photo - Jeff Busby
The play has certainly dated to some extent and has become a drawing-room drama, albeit in Australian suburbia, where the initially shocking issues of promiscuity, wife-swapping and lesbianism now seem rather tame, but that is not the only problem.

Entertaining Mr Sloane
The Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane, written by British playwright Joe Orton, is their first of the new season, and I'm afraid it is a disappointing beginning.

Charles Dickens Performs A Christmas Carol
This famous, almost too familiar story still has a lot to say about compassion triumphing over greed, shared humanity over loneliness, and delight over misery.

Julius Caesar
Photo - Branco Gaica
Contemporary audiences are at once both made for and yet terribly ill-suited to opera. On the one hand, we live in the society of the spectacle, thriving on a diet of bigger-is-better media events. On the other, we also live in a permanent state of disinterested distraction, weaned on the faddish impermanence of a commodified mediascape.

apoliticaldance
Modernity is something that happens to the body. It takes it and it breaks it. It commodifies and rapes it. It empties it out and renders it hollow. It displaces and disembodies it.

A Mile in Her Shadow
True describes himself as being trapped in a skin made up of three parts; the yellow is the good guy, the white is the bad guy and the middle is the blackness he lives within.

Translations
Language and its role in culture and identity is central to this work and it is explored in all its complexity. Do we need to hang on to the language of the past in order to be ourselves?

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