Category: dancing

Piknic Électronik

After delighting the hearts of doofers and electronic lovers during its inaugural season, Piknic Électronik Melbourne has pulled out all the stops for a stellar 2016 season at its new home, The Paddock in Federation Square. Starting out in Montreal…

Midsumma Festival: Gender Spanner

‘Gender Spanner’ is all about labels that don’t stick. Jessica McKerlie takes you on a journey of labels that have been adorned on her over her life, how she found who she is and the experiences that led her there. Prior to…

Practical Cats, Dramatical Cats, Jellicle Cats

I love cats. Like really. In my 23 years I’ve owned six cats and I have a cat tattooed on my wrist. People buy me cat things and I own far too many cat printed mugs than one person should…

Optimo plays Shadow Electric

I’m a Scottish lass so it was only natural when I heard Glasgow DJs Keith McIvor (Twitch) and Jonnie Wilkes (Wilkes) – aka Optimo – were hitting up Melbourne, my dancing shoes and I jumped at the chance to go….

Charli and Theresa take over Oaks Day

After Theresa and I enjoyed the frivolities and privileges of the Melbourne Cup Birdcage, we decided for round two we would attend Crown Oaks Day – or as it soon became, Soaks Day. Waking up to miserable weather, I half-heartedly…

Melbourne Festival Review: The Bacchae

Despite going to a myriad of art-sy events in my life I have never developed or honed a level of artistic perception to fully understand what I see. I can however appreciate it and have learned to gauge everything using a simple ‘enjoyment…

Melbourne Fringe Review: A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior

Make sure to check out our guide to the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 I was ready for some ‘Phunktional Dance’ and had been looking forward to the show since Fringe began. I wasn’t disappointed. The multi-talented Demi Sorono worked us…

The Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

When I was eight or nine years old I started dancing at our local studio. My mum wanted me to do ballet but even at that age I was stubborn and thought I was the coolest – and so I…

Melbourne’s Best Gay Nights

I’m a transplant from São Paulo and arrived in Melbourne several months ago to study medicine at Monash. In reality, I spend most of my time ravenously discovering Melbourne’s vibrant gay scene. There are two gay venues that I frequent and…