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Five dancers wearing sleeveless organe tops and loose grey pants move-animal-like across on the stage on all fours. Behind them in a black and white digital animation of stylised animals including a rhino, camels and a giraffe.

Dancing with wolves in the national capital

The work of one of the world’s greatest contemporary choreographers has never been seen in Canberra – until now.

Publicity image for Future D. Fidel's 'La Belle Epoque' at Theatre Works. Photo: Morgan Roberts. A black man is seen emerging from the shadows with a large chain necklace and what appears to be a floating crown above his head.

What’s in store in 2024 for the performing arts (part five)

From indie theatre to choral masterpieces, 2024 has much to offer in the performing arts.


Performance review: TRIPTICO, ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, NSW 

A dance theatre celebration of the life and works of Australian artists Elena Kats Chernin and Wendy Sharpe.

Cinderella. Image is a ballet dancer in a blue layered costume dancing with arms out to the side and balanced en pointe with one leg raised behind her. She is on a stage with a large moon and starry sky as the backdrop. A male and female dancer are on the left and right hand side of the stage respectively.

Ballet review: Storytime Ballet: Cinderella, Arts Centre Melbourne

A magical storytime ballet that’s a delight for children and adults alike.

'Revenge Tales and Romance' in 'New Breed 2023' by Sydney Dance Company. Photo: Pedro Greig. A centre figure with blond hair, a pink cowboy hat and a star-studded leotard kneels on stage with her head facing up. Two figures are lying on the ground, head turned towards the centre and their bodies partially cropped from view.

Dance review: New Breed 2023, Carriageworks

Unwavering talent with evocative works showcasing the newest developments in contemporary dance.

Possum Magic. A troupe of young ballet dancers on stage dressed as various Australian animals.

Ballet review: Possum Magic The Ballet, Arts Centre Melbourne

Mem Fox's iconic picture book about the little marsupial who becomes invisible is transformed into dance.


RISING announces mass participatory project for its 2024 festival

The first event for next year’s winter festival RISING will see audiences become the artists in a major participatory experience.

35mm. Image is a cast of performers, some seated on the ground, some standing behind, all pointing cameras at the photographer.

Performance review: 35mm, Flight Path Theatre

Little Triangle's latest production is musical theatre inspired by photography.

Circa. Image is a group of barechested acrobats holding up another performer on a dark stage.

Performance review: Son and Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, Playhouse Theatre, QPAC

A Circa double bill featuring new work from First Nations-led ensemble Circa Cairns, and a family-friendly reimagining of Mozart and…

A Christmas Carol. Image is a darkened stage with an ensemble of Dickensian actors holding lanterns and Scrooge in a reddish dressing gown looking out through a door frame.

Performance review: A Christmas Carol, Comedy Theatre

'A Christmas Carol' returns after a triumphant run last year, this time with Owen Teale as Scrooge.

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