Tag: performance

Circus Oz in collaboration with Company2: Wunderage

As my partner and I walked into the venue to watch Wunderage, we were struck by an unusual welcome: this is an immersive show, please wander around. With no seats, Wunderage takes the audience right to the centre of the…

Horsing around at Equitana

I think, at some point, most little girls have dreamed of owning a pony. While I wasn’t so little when I started horse-riding aged ten, all I wanted growing up was a horse of my own. One of the joys…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Fleabag

Fleabag is my personal pick of the Melbourne International Comedy Fest 2018.  I’d been trying to see this one-woman play by English actress, writer, playwright, and director Phoebe Waller-Bridge well before its Australian debut this year, having come across the …

Klub Korporate at Midsumma

Klub Korporate is an office-themed rave-art club cabaret spectacular with drag queens and karaoke. Do we really need to say any more!? Okay, let us explain… As part of the always excellent Midsumma Festival, Klub Korporate was a dance party…

‘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…

‘WE ARE LIGHTNING!’ at North Melbourne Town Hall

It’s challenging to label WE ARE LIGHTNING!.  There is a bit of audience participation. It is part performance, part live music gig.  There is a narrative arc of sorts, and a touch of whimsy. It is also part biographical, a…

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…

Moira Finucane The Rapture

Moira Finucane’s ‘The Rapture’: Party at the Edge of the Abyss

The atmosphere was positively electric for Moira Finucane’s opening of her new performance, The Rapture. There was frenetic buzzing energy from the audience as we shuffled to our seats at the cabaret-style tables at fortyfivedownstairs. A cross-shaped catwalk dominates the…

Chunky Move

Dance Massive: Anti Gravity by Chunky Move

Chunky Move have done it again. With ‘Anti-Gravity’, their contribution for Dance Massive, they have once again pushed the limits of modern contemporary dance. ‘Anti-Gravity’, in its world premiere, features Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk using internationally renowned…