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At First Sight is a show which is more theatrical than other shows I have attended in the past at NICA. The idea is a simple one and common to all of us… LOVE at first sight.
Tulpan by director Sergey Dvortsevoy is shot in an almost documentary style. While watching the film, I found myself feeling as though I had tuned in to The Discovery Channel, and was now in a voyeuristic sort of manner following the young Asa around – the main character in the film – via a brave camera crew, who was not afraid of enduring the harsh elements somewhere in the middle of the K
Le Poulet Terrible's production of The Doctor (in spite of himself) showing as part of The Melbourne International Comedy festival, attempts to modernize Moliere's French play by placing its story into the contemporary setting of Melbourne’s working class suburb of Footscray.
The ample crowd had come to see the multi-talented Spiderbait sticksman/vocalist. And what a show of his multiple talents did Kram put on for what he called a special show “for his friends” at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday the 2nd of April.
Everyone has a story to tell; be it their own, a tale from a distant relative, or your best friend telling you how they grew up through family drama and trauma. Queensland Theatre Company's That Face deals with one of these stories – and graphically drags you into their arena.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Comedy Manifestival made it so that in just under three hours, the packed house enjoyed a smorgasbord of comedy, as 14 up and coming comedians had five minutes each to strut their stuff and promote their shows at the festival.
The conveners of Catherine Woodfield’s Bella Union Enterprises have certainly released a highly original talent on this 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival opening night.
John Moloney: One Hour of Jokes - part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - doesn’t suffer from the hyped-up, sometimes alarming energy that other comedians can exhibit: on the contrary, Moloney calmly and drolly reels out the jokes, somehow making his punch lines funnier.
It’s unfortunate that Filth & Wisdom part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a cracker of a film and the big screen directorial debut from pop icon Madonna, will be unfairly judged by many before it’s even seen.
Ten Days On The Island: Dance: Trance/en-trance/transcend
‘S20’ is absorbing, captivating, and above all, surprisingly beautiful, given how harshly basic its component parts are. The stage is bare, the single performer wears black and uses only a miniscule portion of the stage, the video projection is often just white lines on a black screen, and the sound is essentially digital n
Celia Pacquola performs her show Am I Strange - part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - in the bowels of the Melbourne town Hall. Initially settling in there is a foreboding sense of claustrophobia. But within moments of the show starting you’re cosily sharing a room among friends.
The Evolution of Incompetence – 3 short plays part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, is meant to be a funny look at all the dim-witted, brainless and stupid people who get to be leaders in this world. With that description at hand, I was expecting just that, but instead ended up experiencing something completely different.
Not often do you see men and women with their bums in the air on Salamanca Square, Hobart. But without fear or apprehension hundreds will be seen like this peering into the temporary world of New Zealand artist Stephen Bain in Baby, where are the fine things you promised me?, part of the Ten Days On The Island Festival.
Ten Days On The Island's Aniwaniwa is the combined work of two Maori artists: the projections of Rachel Rakena set into five pod-like sculptures by Brett Graham that act as screens fixed to the roof.
A striking quality of Ten Days On The Island's This is Living, Big hART’s latest production is the almost tangible sense of commitment and devotion from the cast.
Loud, unabashed and just playful enough to get away with it, Melbourne Model: The Musical! part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, is a political slap in the face for the informed Melburnian.
Lulu und Jimi - shown during the German Film Festival - is set in the idyllic town of Schweinfurt, Bavaria in the late 1950’s. Amidst the rock and roll music, sexual repression and convertibles of a more simple time; Jimi (Ray Feardon), an itinerant carousel worker, and Lulu (Jennifer Decker), the daughter of a bankrupt businessman, fall desperately in love.
Thanapoom Sirichang, the Thai-born and Tasmanian-trained composer overcomes all those things in his chamber opera The Lunch Box. at Ten Days On The Island.
Stuart Devenie, in Hatch as the main character, gives a wonderful performance. Clearly he is an experienced and skilled practitioner.
For just over an hour, we journey into the lives of Bernie, Danny, Joan and Deborah in Sexual Perversity in Chicago at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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