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  • 'Every Beautiful Thing' with Luke Hewitt, Black Swan State Theatre Company. Photo: Philip Gostelow Luke Hewitt, a middle-aged man wearing a collared shirt, holds a half-eaten chocolate ice cream. He looks very happy! The bright side of life
    Q&A

    The bright side of life

    4 August 2021

    Ice cream, skinny dipping, laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose… Every Brilliant Thing is a play about all the things that are worth living for. Ahead of the show’s Perth season, Nina Levy spoke to performer Luke Hewitt (with a cameo from director Adam Mitchell) to find out more.

    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • York_production still_17_HR. Shakira Clanton, Jacob Narkle. Image credit Philip Gostelow Haunting new play is a must-see
    Reviews

    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
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    Podcasts

    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • Ludovico Di Ubaldo and Dayana Hardy Acuna in Melanie Lane’s Slow Haunt. Photo by Bradbury Photography A male dancer holds a female dancer -she is in a full split and he has one hand under her extended leg and the other under her shoulders STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding
    Reviews

    STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding

    25 June 2021

    From flirtatious fun to creatures of the underworld, each of the three works in West Australian Ballet’s inaugural ‘STATE’ program won over the opening night audience, writes Nina Levy… and she has hopes for where these successes might lead.

    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
  • 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
    Reviews

    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
  • Photo: David Cox St John Cowcher performing in the 2019 season of Playthings. In this photo he is on the phone and looks worried. In the spotlight: St John Cowcher
    Q&A

    In the spotlight: St John Cowcher

    21 April 2021

    From puppeteering to fronting a rock opera, St John Cowcher has done it all. Nina Levy caught up with the versatile local theatre maker, performer and puppeteer, ahead of his next engagement, performing in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Playthings.

    Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre
  • A woman in a skirt and black hat and wand sits on a broom stick, next to a puppet dog (being held from behind by a man) and a girl in a striped cat suit. Family fun at the theatre
    Kids

    Family fun at the theatre

    8 April 2021

    Need a school holiday belly laugh? There’s room for everyone in this heart-warming theatrical adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s classic book Room on the Broom, finds Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • Excellence is in our backyard
    Reviews

    Excellence is in our backyard

    5 March 2021

    Nina Levy says Structural Dependency is yet more proof we don’t need to import world-class contemporary dance companies – they’re already here.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
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