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Song’n’dance love letter
Reviews

Song’n’dance love letter

10 February 2020

It drops some clangers, Jonathan W. Marshall says, but 100 Years of the History of Dance dazzles at times.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Photo: Daniel James Grant Daley King standing at a trolley, mixing up a lipstick. Lip-slicking history lecture
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Lip-slicking history lecture

31 January 2020

Jonathan W. Marshall learns about the history of lipstick while Daley King whips up a batch in Lipstuck.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
The students of Defying Gravity percussion ensemble.  students in brightly coloured shirts stand arrayed around various keyboard percussion instruments Minimalist masterwork
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Minimalist masterwork

23 September 2019

Review: Defying Gravity, ‘Steve Reich’s Drumming’ ⋅ WA Academy of Performing Arts, Richard Gill Music Auditorium, 23 September ⋅ Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ⋅ It has been a…

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Vanessa Tomlinson, Robyn Schulkowsky  and Louise Devenish. Photo by Tristen Parr Trio play out of their skins
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Trio play out of their skins

17 July 2019

Review: University of Western Australia & Tura New Music, Armadillo · University of Western Australia, 16 July · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · A percussion trio led…

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Photo: Mick Bello The techno-digital sublime
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The techno-digital sublime

6 June 2019

Review: Rachel Arianne Ogle, ‘i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night’ ·
PICA, 5 June ·
Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ·

Reading time • 6 minutesDance
Light will conquer all?
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Light will conquer all?

5 May 2019

Review: Julia Croft, Harriet Gillies & Joe Lui, Death Throes · The Blue Room Theatre, 1 May · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · You can…

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Silkroad Ensemble Conversations with spice
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Conversations with spice

5 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Silkroad Ensemble ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 3 ⋅ Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ⋅ Originally founded by classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad…

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Dickie Beau in Re-Member Me. Dickie Beau surrounded by mannequins. Brutal ghosting
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Brutal ghosting

28 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Dickie Beau, Re-Member Me · Studio Underground, February 27 · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · Near the commencement of Dickie Beau’s Re-Member Me the audience…

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Dancers and audience from One Infinity. Photo Gregory Lorenzutti audience and dancers move together Cross-cultural collage
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Cross-cultural collage

8 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Beijing Dance Theatre, Dancenorth Australia, Jun Tian Fang ensemble,Genevieve Lacey, Gideon Obarzanek & Max de Wardener, One Infinity ⋅ His Majesty’s Theatre,  February 7 ⋅ Review by Jonathan W.…

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Speak Percussion, Polar Force. Photo by Christophe Canato. Courtesy the artists and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Two men in black shirts tap on pipes with small hammers The pathos of the natural sublime
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The pathos of the natural sublime

23 January 2019

Fringe World review: PICA with Tura and Speak Percussion, Polar Force⋅ PICA, January 21⋅ Review by Jonathan W Marshall⋅ Both Australia and New Zealand have been offering…

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio