Tag: Melbourne Festival 2017

Melbourne Festival: The Wrap featuring Taylor Mac

Feeling tired Melbourne? We are not surprised. You have just finished a mammoth three weeks laughing, crying, exploring mirror mazes, eating and drinking, and having your cultural boundaries pushed in the most interesting ways. That’s right – Melbourne Festival has…

‘7 Pleasures’ at Melbourne Festival

Knowing that 7 Pleasures, at Melbourne Festival, was a performance of twelve nude dancers was enough to cause us nerves. My companion and I sat in our chairs awaiting the show in the depths of expectation; and nor was it…

‘Germinal’ at the Melbourne Festival

Performers Halory Goerger,  Antoine Defoort, Beatriz Setien and Arnaud Boulogn create a world from scratch. For 120 minutes witness the creation of Germinal. This show works in baby steps. Creating a universe is difficult and not always achieved on the…

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…

‘All the Sex I’ve Ever Had’ at the Melbourne Festival

Beatrix, Noel, Brenda, Lionel, Philip, and Suzie are the stars of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had. They are not celebrities, they are not actors; they play themselves, real authentic people. For two hours you will be entertained by intimate…

‘Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey’ at Melbourne Festival

‘Mother…’ Cate Blanchett calls out softly into the dark. The screen is black and empty, when suddenly, it is illuminated by a flash. Light is blasted onto the screen. The Big Bang has occurred – the universe has been created….

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Phillip Adams BalletLab stuns with Ever

As with all BalletLab works, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before, and so it was at the world premiere of dance work Ever, held inside the Victorian company home, The Temperance Hall. Inside this building clad wholly in puritan white, we gathered…

‘Under Siege’ at Melbourne Festival

The epic masterpiece Under Siege is the perfect introduction to this year’s Melbourne Festival. Yang Liping’s operatic retelling of Farewell My Concubine is the culmination of a millennia of Chinese culture. A total of twenty-two dancers, musicians, and a paper…

Melbourne Festival – The Plus Ones’ guide to the must-see events

It’s time to get inspired: the Melbourne Festival brings the opportunity to connect with art, people, and ideas. Running from 4-22 October 2017, the festival has something in store for everyone. Be it dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia…