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A man in shadow is crouched over in the centre of the room. Around him are four people, two standing on chairs. They are throwing bit of paper in the air. The lighting is awash in red and white spotlight. Elegies: A Song Cycle.
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Theatre review: Elegies: A Song Cycle, fortyfivedownstairs

A new production company makes its premiere with a slick and funnier than expected rendition of songs about losing loved…

Two women argue. The woman on the left has shoulder-length hair and wears a blue and white striped top. The angrier woman on the right has a scarf covering her hair. Behind her stands a man in a red and black flannel short who appears to be trying to calm her down.
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Theatre review: Sunset Strip, New Theatre

The New Theatre tackles a play by one of Australia’s hottest theatrical exports.

A woman is balancing on her arms, with her legs bent back to accommodate a bow and arrow between her foot.
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Circus review: Cirque Bon Bon, The Athenaeum

All the circus acts you know and expect, but with a Guinness World Record holding performer thrown in as well.

Three panels. A man is on the left, a woman on the right. The middle section is bare except for a wooden household object. The panels are lit inside but there is darkness surrounding them.
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Theatre review: Macbeth (An Undoing), Malthouse Theatre

The Scottish play returns with a few modern twists and a (muddled) feminist focus on Lady Macbeth.

Two young men wearing blue short-sleeve tops. One is in the centre of the frame with his arms wide apart and his mouth open. The other is standing on the right side looking down at his phone.
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Theatre Review: Brothers Wreck, Subiaco Arts Centre

The ties that bind after a tragic loss are examined in exquisite detail in this WA production of Jada Alberts’…

A single dancer is spotlit. She is all in white and covered in powder that falls off her as she poses.
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Dance reviews: Sixbythree, Riverside Theatres

A contemporary dance festival at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres saw three separate dance works presented over two days.

A group of people all dressed in black leotards are looking up, about to catch a single performer who is dressed in gold and is seen in mid-air. They are standing in front of gold drapery.
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Circus review: Duck Pond, Sydney Coliseum Theatre

Circa presented a modern take on Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’ and Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’ in a collision of…

A crouching crowd all in black wearing gold masks.
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Performance review: Mysterion: Descent Into Hades, Hellenic Museum

An immersive, interactive production where the audience has to undergo quests to unlock the secrets of immortality.

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Theatre review: Little Blue Dot, Monash University

What do a team of astrophysicists have to do with making children’s theatre?

Two women wearing bedazzled gloves are holding onto their stretched out legs that are shod in silver high heels.
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Dance review: Wet Hard Long, Dancehouse

Contemporary dance performed in eight-inch heels is spellbinding.

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