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  • A blA First Nations actress stands arms outstretched with cast members kneeling in an arc around her Standing moorditch
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    Standing moorditch

    26 June 2020

    Four years after being assaulted by Transperth transit officers, actor Della Rae Morrison finds hope for the future in the arts industry. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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    Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre
  • A boy playing the piano reading from a tablet Kids in COVID
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    Kids in COVID

    24 June 2020

    Let’s hear from the kids! Seesaw’s junior reviewers share their experience of lockdown, and how engaging with the arts helped them through.

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    Reading time • 8 minutesMusic
  • six wind musicians performing on a darkened stage Orchestral comeback
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    Orchestral comeback

    16 June 2020

    After a disastrous start to the year the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage, albeit without an audience. Rosalind Appleby discovers how the orchestra has fared through the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Reading time • 8 minutesMusic
  • a crowd of thousands watch a band playing on the back of a truck Festival to drive recovery
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    Festival to drive recovery

    3 June 2020

    Record-breaking 2020 Perth Festival raises hopes for a path out of the COVID-19 downturn. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • two guitarists entertain an audience in a room filled with lounge chairs and pot plants A socially distanced soiree
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    A socially distanced soiree

    2 June 2020

    Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse has found a new way to welcome back music, art and community as restrictions ease. Ara Jansen finds out more.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • 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
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