Wolfgang von Flugelhorn

Wolfgang von Flügelhorn is a writer and critic based in Perth.

Wolfgang's Latest Articles

Are we not drawn onward to a new erA. The image is of a single person wearing a nose/mouth mask on a stage holding up a smoking flare, surrounded by smoke with bits of detritus - fabric - at their feet.
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Performance review: Are we not drawn onward to new erA, State Theatre of WA, Perth Festival

Does 'Are we not drawn onward to new erA’ show us how things are’?

‘Food’ at Perth Festival 2024. Photo: Maria Baranova. Audiences sit at a large table covered by a white table cloth. A glowing chandelier hangs above them, while the performer is serving audiences wine.
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Performance review: Food, Perth Festival

Interactive show where audiences are invited to have a seat at the table.

Three people are hanging out of a yellow car, which has cut-off panels. Stunt Double.
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Theatre review: Stunt Double, Perth Festival

Inside the filming of a 1970s Aussie action flick – with cast, crew, stunt doubles and volunteers.

Mutiara, Marrugeku. Perth Festival. A dancer in silhouette in front of a curtain of ropes.
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Dance review: Mutiara, Perth Festival

Dance storytelling inspired by Broome’s pearling industry.

The Jungle Book Reimagined. Image is a group of actors on a stage with a backdrop lit blue. They are stretching and crouching, playing jungle animals.
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Performance review: Jungle Book reimagined, Perth Festival

A dystopian-tinged dance interpretation of Kipling's classic work.

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Dance review: Jurrungu Ngan-ga, Adelaide Festival

Marrugeku take the the subversive forces of resistance that belong to the most oppressed and transform them into something beautiful.

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Music review: Messa da Requiem, Adelaide Festival

A production painted in drab shades of grey.

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Music review: Ngapa William Cooper, Adelaide Festival 

A world premiere collaboration that focuses on Australian hero and Yorta Yorta Elder, William Cooper.

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Theatre review: A Little Life, Adelaide Festival

Based on Yanagihara's best-selling novel, this production does not flinch in its portrayal of cruelty and abuse.

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Music review: Björk’s Cornucopia, Perth Festival

The strange sense of Björk's ‘live absence’ (as opposed to her digital presence onscreen) made for a disappointing experience.

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