Tag: Arts Centre

Cirque Stratosphere

Cirque Stratosphere is a modern circus spectacular that aims to take you on a journey to the moon. The first thing that hits you as you enter the team’s orbit is the level of effort that has gone into the…

Step into a Mysterious World of Illusion and Wonder

The Melbourne International Arts Festival is in full swing, with another diverse calendar of programming. Thought provoking theatre? Check. Dynamic dance? Check. Experimental music? Check. A mentalist creating seemingly impossible experiences inside a mirrored tent? Check. The last item on…

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…

A requiem for Cambodia: ‘Bangsokol’ at Melbourne Festival

The Khmer Rouge’s atrocious rule left 1.7 million dead in Cambodia. Today, the victims of the 1975-1979 genocide have become music. Composer Him Sophy has teamed up with filmmaker Rithy Panh to create A requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol, a multi-disciplinary…

Guru of Chai Melbourne

‘The Guru of Chai’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

The Guru of Chai starts at Bangalore railway station, India. Amidst all the chaos, noise, trains, announcements, ticket inspectors and countless passengers, there is a chai wallah, or tea seller named Kutisar, who makes his living selling tea to various…

Asia TOPA: The Red Detachment of Women

Asia TOPA (Triennial of Performing Arts) is Melbourne’s newest festival and seeks to showcase Australia’s connection with contemporary Asia. The festival is set to run from February to April across dozens of Melbourne’s key cultural centres. Imagine a feast of…

Ursula Martinez – Free Admission at Midsumma 2017

As Midsumma draws to a close, Ursula Martinez’s ‘Free Admission’ makes sure the annual queer festival doesn’t end quietly. I must admit I was guilty in the past of seeing Midsumma as a one-day carnival and pride event, but with…