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Edith Head Dresses Bendigo

Hollywood designer Edith Head’s iconic costumes are as famous as the actors who wore them. In a short two hour trip to Bendigo, Curator Tansy Curtin offers, in The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood, a unique once-in-a-lifetime show to…

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A Shakespearean Skirmish of Wit

A cheekily exuberant rendition of Shakespeare’s comic romp, Much Ado About Nothing, shows for three weekends in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens Rose Garden. On a relaxed summer’s early evening, there is no better way to celebrate all that is…

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Touching Hearts in Song For A Weary Throat

Kate Sulan and her group Rawcus’ 2017 masterwork has themes of despair and alienation many of us in this present day relate to. Inspired by her flagging will to dance, group work Song For A Weary Throat, with live sonic…

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Monster Fest 2017 Closing Night Film Review: ‘Revenge’

Brilliantly self-assured debut feature that serves as a reminder for just how visceral cinema can be. Early on, something happens in Coralie Fargeat’s thriller Revenge that’s so implausible, so difficult to let pass as a believable turn of events in…

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NICA Circus Does Dance

NICA’s end of year Graduates Showcase is an annual must see in Melbourne. Packed audiences each night, with many famous artists and school alumni smiling along, show their enthusiasm for the group of skilled practitioners as they leap and bound…

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Heartfelt Wait For Godot

With it’s two main characters, vagabond clowns and luckless street philosophers, Vladimir and Estragon, master Irish playwright Samuel Beckett offers the world man weary of life, confused by its contradictions and perils, and fatigued by the hope religion proposes for…

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Rock Gold from Angry Old Men

A night of song from some of the twentieth century’s finest rockers, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men takes you to an altar where you can worship all the great male musicians you’ll never see on one set…

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Monster Fest 2017: Interview with ‘The Viper’s Hex’ Co-directors

Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath understand why audiences endure great horror films. When I asked Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath, directors of The Viper’s Hex, why movie-goers love horror movies despite their intentions to scare you and make you uncomfortable,…

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Monster Fest 2017 Film Review: Pyewacket

Deeply affecting, works both as a drama and a horror. Some directors just ‘get’ horror. Adam Macdonald, with his second feature after 2014’s tense survival flick Backcountry, has a film that improves on his first effort (which was already pretty…