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Ten figures are sitting cross-legged in formation with their hands raised above their heads. They are wearing light, floaty trousers. The men are bare-chested. The women are wearing brown-coloured bras.

Dance review: Horizon, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s darkly beautiful new production draws upon the ancient roots of both Australian and New Zealand First Nations…

Hong Kong Dance Company's 'Convergence' touring to Sydney. Photo: Supplied. Two dancers engaged in martial arts movements on a stage. The stage floor seems to be a digital screen with black and white swirls.

Driving cultural ambition with touring performances and global partnerships

Hong Kong is driving its arts and cultural strategy with touring performances to Australia and a global partnership with Art…

Three women in colourful printed clothes stand in front of assorted wire baskets that are also lit up.

Performance review: Gurr Era Op, RISING Festival, Arts House

Torres Strait Islander women confront the devastation of climate change and battle the rising tide.

A woman is kneeling in the middle of a stage, with her head back. Plumes of fire are coming out of her mouth

Performance review: Limbo – The Return, The Grand Electric

Strut & Fret hits the mark with this bacchanalian mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. 

A blonde woman in a strapless evening gown is standing next to a bathtub, which is on a raised platform.

Performance review: The 2024 Variety Gala, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival Theatre

A charcuterie plate of cabaret excellence!

A man is kneeling in the middle of a stage, craddling a toy girl. He looks distraught.

Dance review: Coppélia, QPAC   

A charming and imaginative production of 'Coppélia' presented in a welcomed revival by Queensland Ballet.  

A darkened stage with four performers dressed in black in a simple formation, some are on the floor, others are standing.

Dance review: Nocturnal, Subiaco Arts Centre

Four performers plumb the depths of mind and body through states of darkness in this contemporary dance work.

A dancer stands posed, arms outstretched and slightly crouched. She holds an arrow in her teeth. Behind her is a dramatic, green-tinted photograph of the sun depicting several solar flares.

Dance review: Arkadia, RISING Festival, The Substation

An imaginative dance opera by choreographer Melanie Lane.


Performance review: Romeo & Juliet Suite, Sydney Opera House

Depending on which night you attend, the roles of Rome and Juliet will be played by three separate couples.

RISING. Against a burning sun going down two figures that look like prehistoric monsters or dinosaurs face off. But are they just performers in flowing costumes?

Performance review: ANITO, RISING Festival, Arts House

Costume, puppetry, drag, dance and experimental electronic music combine to interrogate colonial wrongs.

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