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  • Stepping into the spotlight?
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    Stepping into the spotlight?

    27 May 2020

    The performing arts sector has been devastated by the pandemic shutdowns… but recovery could provide a window of opportunity for local independent artists. Nina Levy investigates.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesPerth Festival
  • The dance of the screen
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    The dance of the screen

    14 May 2020

    Social distancing measures have affected everyone’s movements… but what about those who move for a living? Dancer and emerging dance writer Tanya Rodin reveals the ways in which Perth dance companies have negotiated the restrictions.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesDance
  • Leah Shelton performing in her work ‘Bitch on Heat’ at The Blue Room Theatre during Fringe World 2019. Photo: FenLan Chuang. A woman (Leah Shelton) wearing a reg wig and a nude bodysuit, stabbing something covered by a while sheet with a knife. More pain as funding suspended
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    More pain as funding suspended

    8 May 2020

    Rosalind Appleby investigates the reasoning behind the cancellation of key State Government arts funding, and how it impacts the local arts sector.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • Pandemic pivot for opera
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    Pandemic pivot for opera

    5 May 2020

    The West Australian Opera has been one of the state’s first arts organisations to adapt their content during the COVID 19 crisis. Rosalind Appleby talks to music director Chris van Tuinen about how the organisation is faring.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
  • And the winners are…
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    And the winners are…

    2 May 2020

    At a time when the performing arts are in shut down, the online presentation of the annual Performing Arts WA Awards still felt like a celebration, albeit a poignant one.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesTheatre
  • Artist holding up pictures of their mentees Mentoring from a distance
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    Mentoring from a distance

    30 April 2020

    Fremantle’s artist-run housing initiative, SHAC, has managed to work around COVID-19 restrictions to present a new exhibition and workshop programme, discovers Jaimi Wright.

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    Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art

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