Category: culture

Le Noir Dark Side Of Cirque: Melbourne Review

The sun was noticeably absent in the production of Le Noir. Touted as the ‘dark side of Cirque’ the show, juxtaposing the concepts of innocence, darkness and sexuality, definitely lives up to its name. The performance proceeds along a timeline of darkness…

Stonnington Jazz Festival 2015 – The Plus Ones’ Guide

CLICK HERE TO WIN AN EXCLUSIVE JAZZ EXPERIENCE (worth $400) The City of Stonnington has convinced the superstars of Australia’s jazz elite to descend upon Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor for an eleven-day jazz extravaganza. The festival will run from 14-24 May 2015 and promises…

Spiegelworld ‘Absinthe’: a vaudeville delight

Spiegelworld’s show ‘Absinthe’ is a rollicking mixture of pure vaudeville. Straight from Las Vegas (where it’s been performing at Caesar’s Palace for four years) the show combines feats of athleticism with singing, circus with comedy. You never know what you’ll be…

‘Do You Speak Chinese’ at the Malthouse Theatre

I wandered into ‘Do You Speak Chinese’ with no assumptions about what I was going to experience. I knew it was a piece about identity and heritage, and I’d made some predictions about dance styles that I might witness… What…

‘Nothing To Lose’ at the Malthouse Theatre

Fat people are awesome. Fat bodies are awesome. Fat babes dancing on stage? Breathtaking! I have followed the production of Force Majeure’s ‘Nothing To Lose‘ in the lead up to its launch at the Sydney Festival last year, where it…

Our favourite events of February

The last official month of summer (noooo!) saw us running all over town hitting up events left and right. Melbourne never seems to slow down, and neither do we. Here were some of our favourite events from February. Dumbo Feather issue…

Lion King Melbourne

I was 10 years old when I first watched ‘The Lion King‘ and 19 when the ‘The Lion King’ last came to Melbourne. I missed out that time but I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again. As a…

Supergraph – Melbourne’s Graphic Art Fair

We managed to score an early invite to Melbourne’s largest contemporary graphic design exhibition, Supergraph. The event kicked off at the Royal Exhibition Building and will run until 15 February. As I approached the building I noticed that a queue…

Blak Cabaret at Malthouse Theatre

An Aboriginal cabaret show under the stars – what a unique way to spend a night. Malthouse Theatre’s outdoor courtyard plays host to Blak Cabaret, a mélange of music and drag, pathos interspersed with comedy. The overarching plotline centres around…

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM in Melbourne

Until I saw Cirque du Soleil’s show, TOTEM, I never knew the human body was capable of so much. Ruki and I were thrilled to be invited to the opening night of the famous Montréal circus. ‘Meet me by the giant turtle,’…