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A ballet dancer dressed in a white frog costume is in mid air with his legs kicking out behind him. On the stage is Alice, with shoulder length dark hair, wearing a purple dress and carrying a red rose. Behind them is an image of a cottage on a wall hanging; it looks embroidered.

Ballet review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Arts Centre Melbourne

An immersive spectacle, sure to unsettle and astound lovers of the classic tale.

Beethoven's Emperor. The image is a black backdrop with a man with short dark hair wearing a dark jacket and a white shirt. He is shot from the chest up holding his chin in his right hand and looking at the camera.

Music review: Beethoven’s Emperor, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Adelaide Town Hall

A masterful evening of historically informed music played with astonishing contemporary panache.

DakhaBrakha. Image is a concert stage with a huge circular abstract orange/yellow pattern on the back wall, and in front four black clad musicians, three of them women with tall black stovepipe hats and the fourth a man with a bald head.

Music review: DakhaBrakha, Hamer Hall

A masterpiece in political artistry.

A scaffolding like set has several bodies positioned within it silhouetted against a lit backdrop. The Threepenny Opera.

Opera review: The Threepenny Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival

Searing satire and a rage against capitalism wrapped up in a love story.

Candlelight: A Tribute to Mitski. Image is a old theatre stage with a string quartet surrounded by dozens of battery operated candles.

Music review: Candlelight: A Tribute to Mitski, Athenaeum 

A string quartet's fine interpretation of the music of Mitski.

Band of Brothers. On the left are two men in their 30s/40s with black T shirts, one looking at the camera, the one behind him looking down. In another photo on the right are two men of Egyptian appearance, one with a fez and fulsome beard and moustache, another behind in flat cap and a moustache.

Music review: Band of Brothers, Playhouse, Adelaide Festival

A magical melange of new and old musical forms.

Casey O’Shaughnessy and Katie Rynne join BIGSOUND 2024 as Music Programmers. Photo: Jess Gleeson. Two Caucasian women standing inside a sound studio with vinyl covering a shelf to the right. Standing on the left is Casey with blonde plaits, a striped long-sleeve top and black paints. On the right is Katie with a coloured, heat-map like dress paired with black long sleeve underneath, she has amber hair.

What’s new at BIGSOUND 2024

Brisbane’s annual music industry event provides vital opportunities for musicians with new Music Programmers announced.


WOMADelaide 2024 – more than music

WOMADelaide offers exceptional musical performances from around the world... but that's not all.

Parrtjima 2023. Photo: Lisa Hatz. People gathering at the Parrtjima festival with kids and an adult at the centre of a vibrnat light project, surrounded by trees and the natural landscape.

Parrtjima 2024 builds on generosity and embraces new chapter

Apart from signature light installations and curated artworks, Parrtjima will drive its future with a sense of interconnected and cultural…

Angélique Kidjo. A woman of African appearance in a red patterned African dress and turban sings into a microphone against a black backdrop.

Music review: Angélique Kidjo, Perth Festival

Angélique Kidjo celebrated her 40-year career and recent album, 'Mother Nature'.

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