Category: festivals

Dance Massive: Lady Example

Lady Example is part contemporary dance, part theatre and part madness. Created and performed by Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride with an ensemble of collaborating artists, the show unfolds before the audience as a deranged and curiously imperfect…

Truly Madly Deeply Melbourne

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) is always a highlight of the year for The Plus Ones. After all, what’s not to love about Melbourne’s world-class offerings of both of these delicious things. The program hosts a carefully crafted…

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Metaphysical dance spell cast in Cella

As part of Dance Massive 2019 storming Melbourne in March, Arts House show Narelle Benjamin with Paul White in Cella, a work about cellular life. A frisson of flesh and breath, their mystical romp wrap us up in magical, metaphysical…

Dance Massive: Public Actions

Public Actions doesn’t tear down the fourth wall, it shreds it to pieces. When I stepped into Arts House (North Melbourne Town Hall), I didn’t expect to be kicked out of my seat by an avalanche of performers that came…

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019: What Not To Miss

Exciting changes are in store for the 29th annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema. Held over twelve days, the festival has hand-picked a selection of films that are as diverse as…

The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II at Midsumma

From the creative mind of Sarah Ward, known for Yana Alana, comes a new sci-fi rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space as part of the packed Midsumma Festival lineup. With complete disregard for…

The Pleasure Garden - The Conservatory Stage

The Pleasure Garden is a Wonderland of Delights

Grand installations, whizzing carnival rides and stilt walkers make the Pleasure Garden’s theme of ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ very wonderful indeed. Set in St. Kilda’s Catina Gardens, The Pleasure Garden is the way to celebrate the start of summer in Melbourne…

One Infinity at The Coopers Malthouse

When Director and Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek listened to Jun Tian Fang and Genevieve Lacey play inside a closed room in Beijing, he was instantly connected to something bigger than himself. By joining hands with composer Max de Wardener to craft…