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  • Big Band Birthday
    Q&A

    Big Band Birthday

    13 August 2020

    “You will be taken to another world of orchestral jazz sounds that you may have never heard before… elements of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, film music and classic big band sounds.” Mace Francis promises a big party to celebrate his orchestra’s anniversary this month. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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    Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
  • Stepping into the spotlight?
    Features

    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
  • Unstoppable momentum
    Reviews

    Unstoppable momentum

    20 February 2020

    Eduardo Cossio finds The Necks’ concert an act of discovery, full of tight corners and elegant solutions.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
  • Jemma Kahn performs in the solo theatre production, In Bocca Al Lupo at the National Arts Festival, 8 July 2016. The show is the final instalment of her kamishibai story trilogy, which translates as ‘paper story’ and is an ancient form of Japanese street theatre. (Photo: Cue/Dani O’Neill) It’s storytelling magic
    Reviews

    It’s storytelling magic

    12 February 2020

    David Zampatti is in awe (yet again) of Jemma Kahn’s brilliant storytelling in Adult Story Time, part 3.

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    Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Hi-tech and Insta-ready
    Reviews

    Hi-tech and Insta-ready

    24 January 2020

    Swept up in the sensory overload of Sirqus Alfon’s I Am Somebody, Craig McKeough finds it a life-affirming experience.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Cream of the crop 2019
    Features

    Cream of the crop 2019

    13 December 2019

    Which shows were Seesaw writers’ favourites this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be looking out for in 2020? As 2019 draws to a close, Seesaw writers reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • Boom Boom in the House of BlahBlah A lady performs in sequined bikini and fur coat New venue needs steak to sizzle
    Reviews

    New venue needs steak to sizzle

    15 November 2019

    Review: Strut and Fret, ‘Boom Boom in the House of Casa BlahBlah’ ⋅ The Rechabite, November 8 ⋅ Review by David Zampatti ⋅ One thing is certain: The Rechabite…

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    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
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