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  • Natalie Allen performs in Julia. Natalie Allen as Julia Gillard has one finger raised and her mouth open as though she has swung around to retort. She wears a bright red wig and blue suit. A dance work for our times
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    A dance work for our times

    23 May 2021

    Solo dance work JULIA is a work for our times, a powerful statement of feminist resistance and rage, with a glimmer of hope, writes Nina Levy.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Julia at Harvey Town Hall Natalie Allen performing JULIA. Wearing a bright red wig and a blue suit over a white t-shirt, she is leaning over a table with one arm extended as though punctuating a point. A springboard to empower women
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    A springboard to empower women

    5 May 2021

    It’s been nearly 10 years since Julia Gillard made her landmark misogyny speech in parliament, but local director Sally Richardson believes there’s never been a better time to look back to that seminal moment in Australian history.

    Reading time • 10 minutesDance
  • From cabaret horror to Zoom duos
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    From cabaret horror to Zoom duos

    24 February 2021

    “MoveMoveMove” is a choreographic, sonic and visual adventure through independent local dance, one that finishes next door to another kind of journey in Feminism Has No Borders, discovers Nina Levy.

    Reading time • 9 minutesPerth Festival
  • Dance and music in the attic
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    Dance and music in the attic

    28 November 2020

    Reminding us of theatre’s ability to synthesise the joys and pleasures of the past with contemporary forms, STRUT Dance and Tura New Music’s ‘Situ-8’ is an evocative program of short new site-specific works, writes Jonathan W. Marshall.

    Reading time • 5 minutesDance
  • Hsiao-Tzu Tien. Photo: Emma Fishwick. Hsiao-Tzu Tien. Photo: Emma Fishwick. An intricate layering of art forms
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    An intricate layering of art forms

    14 November 2019

    Review: Steamworks Arts, 歸屬  Gui Shu (Belong) · PICA Performance Space, 13 November · Review by Nina Levy · Described as a fusion of dance, music,…

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • Lachlan-Ives-Alexandria-Steffensen-Jack-Molly.image-credit-Philip-Gostelow.jpg A modern-day Medea
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    A modern-day Medea

    26 July 2019

    How do you take an ancient Greek play about betrayal and revenge, that culminates in a mother murdering her two children, and reimagine it into relevance…

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • Gavin Webber and Josh Thomson From the intimate to the comic
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    From the intimate to the comic

    21 September 2018

    MoveMe Festival review: The Farm, Cockfight; Kynan Hughes, Love/Less & STRUT Dance, “Next” · State Theatre Centre of WA · Review by Varnya Bromilow · The theme…

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Girl with pink wig and megaphone The MoveMe Files: Sally Richardson
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    The MoveMe Files: Sally Richardson

    24 August 2018

    Director Sally Richardson has taken Julia Gillard’s landmark 2012 speech about misogyny and, together with dancer Natalie Allen, created a dance solo. First performed at Strut…

    Reading time • 8 minutes
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