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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?

    Reading time • 6 minutes
  • York_production still_17_HR. Shakira Clanton, Jacob Narkle. Image credit Philip Gostelow Haunting new play is a must-see
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    Haunting new play is a must-see

    23 July 2021

    Weaving together thrilling ghost stories and chilling accounts of WA’s brutal colonial past, Black Swan State Theatre Company’s York tells a tale we all need to hear, says Bruce Denny, in his debut review for Seesaw.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • Galup. Photo: Daniel Grant Retelling stories to rekindle the fire
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    Retelling stories to rekindle the fire

    23 February 2021

    Journeying through time and space, Galup, by Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, takes audiences on a walking tour that reclaims Noongar history, writes Kobi Morrison.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
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    Cream of the crop 2020

    9 December 2020

    It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • 3.3 is about an emerging young Indigenous dancer, on the brink of an international career, thrown into a holding cell because of his skin colour and torn between two cultures. Ian Wilkes dances the young man. His mentor and choreographer Indigenous dance legend Michael Leslie Challenges him in this new adaptation of a new work by Michael.

Ultimately, he just wants to dance. The young man is caught in the middle. The terrible legacy of this dilemma is that the young black fella believes gaol is also a rite of passage for young men in his community. Aboriginal people represent 3.3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australiaís prison population. Don't miss this dynamic and powerful dance conversation between this dance mentor and the next generation dance legend

As a commitment by Ochre to the support of West Australian dancers and choreographers, we will be presenting ëBeyondí the work of internationally acclaimed choreographer Chrissie Parrot and dancer Floeur Alder. Chrissie has been commissioned by original Ochre member Floeur Alder to make a solo to commemorate the dancerís 40th birthday and a professional relationship spanning almost 30 of those years. A transformative solo that is mesmeric enigmatic and virtuosic taking dancer and audience on a transformative journey traversing an imaginary landscape. 3.3 is about an emerging young Indigenous dancer, on the brink of an international career, thrown into a holding cell because of his skin colour and torn between two cultures. Ian Wilkes dances the young man. His mentor and choreographer Indigenous dance legend Michael Leslie Challenges him in this new adaptation of a new work by Michael. Ultimately, he just wants to dance. The young man is caught in the middle. The terrible legacy of this dilemma is that the young black fella believes gaol is also a rite of passage for young men in his community. Aboriginal people represent 3.3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australiaís prison population. Don't miss this dynamic and powerful dance conversation between this dance mentor and the next generation dance legend As a commitment by Ochre to the support of West Australian dancers and choreographers, we will be presenting ëBeyondí the work of internationally acclaimed choreographer Chrissie Parrot and dancer Floeur Alder. Chrissie has been commissioned by original Ochre member Floeur Alder to make a solo to commemorate the dancerís 40th birthday and a professional relationship spanning almost 30 of those years. A transformative solo that is mesmeric enigmatic and virtuosic taking dancer and audience on a transformative journey traversing an imaginary landscape. Extraordinary dance from Ochre
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    Extraordinary dance from Ochre

    31 May 2018

    Review: Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, 3.3 and Beyond · Subiaco Arts Centre, 29 May · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Shadows on shadows, a body slowly…

    Reading time • 5 minutesDance
  • Ian Wilkes and Michael Leslie in 3.3 Ian Wilkes and Michael Leslie in 3.3 Reclaiming language through dance
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    Reclaiming language through dance

    23 May 2018

    It’s been decades since Michael Leslie has taken to the stage but the legendary Aboriginal dancer and choreographer is about to perform in his new work, 3.3.…

    Reading time • 8 minutes
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