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  • Humphrey Bower as Prospero. Photo Daniel J Grant Prospero kneels at the front of the sand covered stage, his staff raised and his head upturned. In the background we can see other characters from the play. Terrific team tackles The Tempest
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    Terrific team tackles The Tempest

    25 November 2021

    David Zampatti is no fan of The Tempest. Is Black Swan’s “by popular demand” production going to change his mind?

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  • Juan Carlos Osma as Prince Desiré and Alexa Tuzil as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bradbury Photography copy A female ballerina in an elaborate tutu is held by a male ballet dancer. He clasps her around her waist and her legs are both airborne, one bents and one extended vertically.Her torso angles downwards, so that her shape is a graceful arc. Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet
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    Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet

    22 November 2021

    If you have a sweet tooth when it comes to ballet then Javier Torres’s Sleeping Beauty should satisfy, says Kim Balfour. But if you’re looking for reinvention rather than convention, you won’t find it here.

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  • A woman with flouro red hair sings accompanied by another woman on a keyboard Fresh breeze blows labels out the door
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    Fresh breeze blows labels out the door

    22 November 2021

    Tenth Muse Initiative’s composer showcase has Claire Coleman pondering the usefulness of categories like “classical music”.

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  • Iso Rae Les Acheteuses An impressionist painting if a group of women standing clustered together, holding swathes of fabric or blankets. They look like they are working on something - some appear to be in discussion and one reaches to pull the fabric. Celebrating women who defied the odds
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    Celebrating women who defied the odds

    20 November 2021

    At a time when the gender pay gap for artists in Australia remains shamefully high, a coffee table book is finding more than words to support the cause.

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