Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival Review: Tree of Codes lights up the Arts Centre and inspires everyone to dance

October 23, 2017

Dancers are nothing short of athletes. Their athleticism, precision and dedication to their craft evokes an innate sense of wonder to the regular person, but in a show like Tree of Codes, it leaves you bewildered. Choreographer Wayne McGregor joins forces with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and music genius Jamie xx to produce a work that accentuates the human form through an […]

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Hearing stories of over 65’s having sex is a genius work at the 2017 Melbourne Festival

October 14, 2017

Sex is such a wonderful exploration of two bodies on an intimate and physical level. For some, it started at a very young age, for others they may have been late bloomers or are even still virgins. Either which way, sex has always been a conversation topic for everyone, but have we as a society […]

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Melbourne Festival Review: A Galaxy of Suns brings the stars to life (Until 5th November)

October 12, 2017

Scattered throughout the varying levels of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, 36 singers stand lining the outskirts of the towering stair case wearing metallic-sliver hooded capes. As a Cellist plays, coloured lights flicker on and off, mirroring the rotating sound of the chorus who send their voices echoing throughout the open space. A Galaxy […]

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The Melbourne Festival is officially underway, and Taylor Mac leads the charge (Performances until October 20th)

October 6, 2017

It’s astonishing to think about how much music has filled our ears and hearts over the years; and I don’t just mean the years we’ve been alive. I’m talking from day one, when Earth was created. Think about the genre discoveries, the melodies, the development of instruments, idols both past and present. Imagine, what it […]

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Contemporary and historical artworks shift between dance, music and vocal performance in The Score

August 4, 2017

Spanning all three floors of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, is an exhibition that explores music and dance notation from Medieval manuscripts through to graphic notation of the 1960s, alongside artworks and performances. Curated by Jacqueline Dought, The three-month long exhibition The Score features international and Australian artists from the early 20th century […]

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Caroline Deyga talks diversity, fun, freedom and performing in Our Ladies of Perpetual Soccour

October 21, 2016

It’s not all serious symphonies or ponder-ment over big issues at this year’s Melbourne Festival. Those interested in seeing that has a big bold bunch of fun can do no worse that The Ladies of Our Soccur.  The performance, based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner, profiles a bunch of schoolgirls heading out to a choir competition […]

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Artistic Director Seth Honner discusses decision making and the art of using…The Money

October 19, 2016

Melbourne Festival is getting to the stage where so many good things are happening and not much time is left. If you are in the Melbourne CBD though, you’ll be able to catch an amazing “thing” called The Money at unfamiliar artistic (if you want to call it that) surrounds of the Legislative Assembly in the […]

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Under The Wire takes over Monash University’s Caulfield Campus.

October 13, 2016

Taking place over three nights this week, Melbourne’s Monash University’s Caulfield campus is set to be the framework of a new art project, Under The Wire, from October 13-15. As part of the Melbourne Festival program, Under The Wire takes advantage of the collision of architectural style and undergoing construction, forming the backdrop for a […]

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Eight Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (October 2016)

September 30, 2016

This Is Not Art This annual tradition of artistic endeavours around Newcastle continues to fascinate with experimental fare new media and art. Over the last few decades TiNA has become one of NSW’s leading regional arts and cultural events, incorporating the National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), Crack Theatre Festival and Critical Animals plus some of thier […]

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Bowie tribute, Paul Kelly, Lisa Gerrard & more on Melbourne Festival music line up!

August 3, 2016

The Contemporary Music program of this year’s Melbourne Festival has been unveiled – another exciting and diverse range of shows pulled together to whet the appetites of music fans this October. Among the headline performances is a special tribute to David Bowie in David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed, featuring iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Adalita and Deborah Conway, backed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. […]

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Flight Facilities & the MSO gig to be streamed at Federation Square tomorrow night!

October 16, 2015

Arguably one of Flight Facilities‘ biggest shows to date will be going down at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne tomorrow evening as part of the 2015 Melbourne Festival. Presenting their acclaimed Down to Earth album for a sold out crowd on Saturday night, the duo will be backed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and featuring more […]

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