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Edith Head Dresses Bendigo

Hollywood designer Edith Head’s iconic costumes are as famous as the actors who wore them. In a short two hour trip to Bendigo, Curator Tansy Curtin offers, in The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood, a unique once-in-a-lifetime show to…

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A Shakespearean Skirmish of Wit

A cheekily exuberant rendition of Shakespeare’s comic romp, Much Ado About Nothing, shows for three weekends in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens Rose Garden. On a relaxed summer’s early evening, there is no better way to celebrate all that is…

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Touching Hearts in Song For A Weary Throat

Kate Sulan and her group Rawcus’ 2017 masterwork has themes of despair and alienation many of us in this present day relate to. Inspired by her flagging will to dance, group work Song For A Weary Throat, with live sonic…

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Design Files X Dan Murphy’s Cocktail Making

Good design and good cocktails…do we really need anything else in life? The Design Files teamed up with Dan Murphy’s at the recent Open House pop-up to present an exhilarating evening of cocktail creation and design. It was an immersive…

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NICA Circus Does Dance

NICA’s end of year Graduates Showcase is an annual must see in Melbourne. Packed audiences each night, with many famous artists and school alumni smiling along, show their enthusiasm for the group of skilled practitioners as they leap and bound…

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Heartfelt Wait For Godot

With it’s two main characters, vagabond clowns and luckless street philosophers, Vladimir and Estragon, master Irish playwright Samuel Beckett offers the world man weary of life, confused by its contradictions and perils, and fatigued by the hope religion proposes for…

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Rock Gold from Angry Old Men

A night of song from some of the twentieth century’s finest rockers, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men takes you to an altar where you can worship all the great male musicians you’ll never see on one set…

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Vivid White ‘owns’ the Australian property market

Vivid White is brilliant. Melbourne Theatre Company brought Eddie Perfect’s clever satire to life at the Southbank Theatre. This world premier about the Melbourne property market hit close to home. Perfect set his sights on middle class aspirations and turned…

‘LOST: 5’ by Illumi-Nation Theatre at the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival

‘An unengaged mind, is an empty mind.’ The world premier of Daniel Keene’s LOST: 5 provided insight into where the mind wanders when there is emptiness or hopelessness. Illumi-Nation Theatre invites audiences to consider homelessness through five distinct monologues. The Rain, Two Shanks,…

‘REDSHIFT’ by Chunky Move

  Director, choreographer, and performer James Batchelor has created an outstanding performance that explores the relative distance between objects in space. The ensemble for REDSHIFT consists of Amber McCartney, Jack Riley, Jacqueline Trapp, and Batchelor himself. As the 2017 Next Move…