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Photo Daniel Grant Joe Lui squats in the front corner of the photo, with a guitar. He is wearing a cowboy hat and outfit in red and black. In the background is Phoebe Sullivan, who wears tight, sensual red and black garments and poses seductively. Desire stripped bare
Opinion

Desire stripped bare

20 January 2022

In their new burlesque-cabaret work, local theatre makers Joe Lui and Phoebe Sullivan dive into desire, to strip away some ugly truths. But what prompted them to lay these issues bare?

Reading time • 10 minutesCabaret
a woman in a super hero suit stands with rays of light streaming from her Why are female-led superhero films stuck in the past?
Opinion

Why are female-led superhero films stuck in the past?

15 December 2021

The increase of lead female characters in the superhero film genre has brought welcome diversity. But Dr Jess Taylor asks why the battles against gender inequality are all set in the past?

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Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
A stage with the curtain down. The curtain is red and lit with several spotlights. When a classic becomes controversial: Part II
Opinion

When a classic becomes controversial: Part II

21 September 2021

In part two of our conversation about what we do when beloved classic works perpetuate outdated – and potentially damaging – views and values, local writer, director, designer and composer Joe Paradise Lui dives into the fray.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
The Two Pigeons, Frederick Ashton, Lucette Aldous & Kelvin Coe, Principal Artists, The Australian Ballet. Photo ©David Parker 1975) A black and white photograph of Lucette Aldous, as a woman in her thirties, sitting in front of Kelvin Coe. They are both in ballet costume; his arms are wrapped around her and his head leans on hers. Always dancing in her heart: a tribute to Lucette Aldous
Features

Always dancing in her heart: a tribute to Lucette Aldous

18 June 2021

As the international ballet community mourns the loss of Lucette Aldous AC, who passed away 5 June 2021 at the age of 82, choreographer and former director of West Australian Ballet Barry Moreland reflects on the joys of the time he spent with his dearly loved friend and colleague.

Reading time • 9 minutesDance
L-R Todd Anderson, Jonas Carnegie in The Beauty Index, Mandurah by Annette Carmichael, photo by Mark Labrow Four men move across a stage with their arms reaching to the left across their bodies and their knees bent. They focus strongly to the right. They are dressed in shades of black and dark grey. Dreams of dancing men
Reviews

Dreams of dancing men

3 May 2021

In The Beauty Index, choreographer Annette Carmichael offers a future for masculinity that embraces softness as much as strength.

Reading time • 7 minutesDance
Art and culture matter in our State election
Opinion

Art and culture matter in our State election

3 March 2021

In the lead up to the State election on 13 March, it is critical that our political leaders recognise that Western Australian arts and creative jobs are increasingly at risk as pandemic restrictions continue. We are currently enjoying a summer festival season that is being strongly supported by the public, yet these experiences are under threat without strategic thinking and investment.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Tanya Lee speaking at Night School. Photo: Tasha Faye Redefining the meaning of success
Opinion

Redefining the meaning of success

20 October 2020

What do you say to recent fine arts graduates when the outlook for the arts and for humanities education appears to be so bleak? Artist Tanya Lee found the words at the closing event for PICA’s ‘Hatched 2020 National Graduate Show’.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
Digging into the FIFO dream
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Digging into the FIFO dream

19 October 2020

Returning to the stage for the first time since the pandemic, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company has teamed up with Goolarri Media Enterprises to present a new work that provides us all an opportunity to reflect on the way we live our lives, says Barbara Hostalek.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio