Category: dancing

The Barbershop: A 1920s Speakeasy

If you’re like me, and you have dreams of living in the past, but conveniently forget about how disgusting and unhygienic the past was, then you too love going to themed events and wishing it was real. For me, The…

Reliving 90s Music Mania

Hoop earrings, check!  Glow sticks, check!! Reebok high tops, check!!! White denim, check!!!! I ticked off most of my mental list of 90s fashion must haves before I’d even crossed the foyer of Trak.  Obviously I’m not the only one excited…

Rugcutters Swing & Jazz Parties at Bella Union

My first foray into swing dancing was during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival which was an event of epic proportions. As with most things dance-related for me, I soon forgot about the fun to be had and settled back into my…

‘The Veil of Maya’ by the Melbourne Ballet Company

Listen up dance fans, there’s something worth celebrating in St Kilda. Last night the Melbourne Ballet Company announced announced their new residency at the Alex Theatre on Fitzroy Street with the contemporary piece ‘The Veil of Maya’. The Veil is the first chapter…

Dîner en Blanc Melbourne

For the past six months I have heard (non-stop) about a mysterious dinner in Melbourne where everybody wears white and waves napkins and sparklers. In my mind, it was like a great Vestal Virgins convention, only with Champagne, not fire and…

Festival Of Live Art: Town Hall Pass

The Festival of Live Art is Melbourne’s biennial ode to all things live art (we went two years ago!). It is taking place from 1-13 March 2016 across the North Melbourne Town Hall, St. Kilda’s Theatre Works, and the Footscray…

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….