Italian baroque with Circa is an inventive attempt to relate the unrelateable, by two Australian ensembles at the height of their powers.

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Callan, the creative mind behind the New Year’s Eve broadcast on BBC television for the year ending 1977, and lurching into 1978 was not at his tightly scripted best.

It was a cosy set up with a two seater couch on the small stage the MC, Bob Gordon in an armchair and just to the side a keyboard manned by Mark Ralph.

Project Animo is a new dance collective whose dancers and supporters come from Australia's top ballet and contemporary companies. The pedigree couldn't be higher. 

Triple X is based on Glace Chase’s life experience and there is no doubting the raw honesty in the writing and her performance as Dexie.

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