Leila's Latest Articles
Dance review: Shower Thots, Melbourne City Baths, Melbourne Fringe Festival
Dance at the pool offers amphibious playfulness and chlorinated whimsy.
Book review: Ballet Confidential by David McAllister
Behind the scenes of the glamorous world of tights, tiaras and tutus.
Dancing on a tightrope: young dancers creating independent work for Fringe
Melbourne Fringe Festival continues its legacy of promoting cultural democracy and emerging artists with an exciting dance program for 2023.
Iconoclastic and empowered: the new wave of Middle Eastern Australian women writers
MENA women writers are gaining momentum in major literary prizes and across the nation’s bookstores, but is this movement iconoclastic?
Dance review: Jewels, Arts Centre Melbourne
Pretty and charming traditional ballet, though it lacks gravitas.
Ballet review: Don Quixote, Arts Centre Melbourne
In its 60th anniversary year, The Australian Ballet is at the top of its form.
Dance review: SHOP I AM, Melbourne Fashion Festival
Experimental dance that explored whether fashion is intertwined with identity.
Dance review: I am Carisma
A playful and improvisational tribute to a lost friend.
Dance review: Dance X part 3
Dance as reflection and provocation in the last of the commissioned series.
Dance review: Kenneth MacMillan's Manon
A little staged romantic tragedy makes a triumphant return.