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First Nations woman in red dress standing in gallery space with Torres Strait Island art. Gail Mabo.
Q&A

In conversation: Gail Mabo on curating and legacy

Dancer cum choreographer cum artist, Gail Mabo turns her hand to curating as a way to share culture.

Tim Newth exit interview. A black and white photo of a diverse group of performers in a rehearsal room. Tim Newth, a older man, stands at the rear holding a wire-framed fish prop over his head.
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Exit interview: Tim Newth AM, Tracks Dance Company

From active listening to rethinking what it means to be an Australian artist, Tim Newth reflects on a 35-year practice…

A sunset on a beach, some actor/dancers in the foreground in front of towering curved wooden poles that look like whale bones.
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Adelaide Festival midpoint round-up

Adelaide Festival is in full swing. What were the standout elements for a first time visitor mid-festival?

Sox men perform on a stage lit in blues and purples. They wear traditional Irish caps, dark trousers and tan-coloured caps. One leaps into the air exuberantly; the other five lean in to listen to his percussive footwork when he lands.
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How to evolve an art form

Former Irish dance champion Brent Pace, an Italian-Australian boy from East Keilor, is trying to push the art form in…

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Perth Festival midpoint round-up

Halfway through Iain Grandage's fifth and final Perth Festival and there's plenty of entertainment and provocation to enjoy. Even for…

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.
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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.

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Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.

pregnant dancers. A ensemble scene from a contemporary dance work on a darkened stage being performed by six dancers one of whom is 30 weeks pregnant.
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Shifting the dial on pregnant dancers on stage

It wasn’t long ago that pregnancy could signal the end of a dancer’s career. Thankfully, things have changed, with companies…

Australian Performing Arts Forum. A panel of five woman sit and address an audience. One with grey hair has a microphone.
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Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023: an overview and summary

An overview of the recent Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023, held in Meanjin/Brisbane.

regional ballet. Photo of ballet dancers' lower legs wearing ballet shoes on a black stage.
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Ballet on the road: what goes into a regional ballet tour

Regional touring takes ballet out of its traditional and rigid contexts, and opens up viewing experiences to audiences around Australia

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