Tag: Arts Centre Melbourne

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Bare Beckett poetics enchant in McGovern’s Watt

In a postmodern world, after two world wars, we are now caught up in the busy noise of the digital, the technical, and the experiential. Arts Festival’s need to wow and offer larger than life events. In Tom Creed and…

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The Fall Soars

Sometimes the most powerful message can be conveyed in the simplest of terms. When an idea has enough force to carry its own weight simply by its word, it eschews the need for superfluity. Such is the case with The…

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MTC’s An Ideal Husband delights in its trip back to 1890s London

Book yourself a seat at clever Dean Bryant’s opulent period version of Oscar Wilde’s satirical expose of corruption and hidden secrets, An Ideal Husband. It’s so good to see late Victorian mores live on 21st century stages, finding that hypocrisy…

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Swan Lake On Ice thrills by The Imperial Ice Stars

Do you love classical dramas told in music that will live through the ages? The allure of spinning white boots atop a white ice pediment? The Disney-like magic of fairytale romance told through the art of body and design? This…

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Bell Shakespeare’s thrilling Antony and Cleopatra

The colossal tragedy of Roman General Mark Antony and his beloved Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, is modernised in Bell Shakespeare’s latest gift, Antony and Cleopatra. A play contrasting personal passions against the national, the dramatic build of invading armies leads…

‘Nassim’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

Nassim is one of the plays that works best the less you know about it. In fact, mystery is baked into this play’s premise. It begins with a brief intro: a producer invites the guest actor on stage (each performance…

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20th Anniversary Australian Dance Awards returns to town

Amidst talk of port de bras, grand jetes, career injuries, and stage positions, I knew I could only be at one place- at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. It’s 20th anniversary edition, returning to Melbourne for the first time since…