A woman (Essie Barrow) thrusts her chest out at a man (Iskandar R. Sharazuddin). The aftermath of first love
Q&A

The aftermath of first love

17 January 2020

Ah young love! The giddy highs while it lasts, the despair when it ends… but it’s the aftermath that UK-based playwright and performer Iskandar R. Sharazuddin explores in his latest work Post-Mortem, which will make its Australian premiere at Fringe World 2020.

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A counter-balancing act
The Fringe Sessions

A counter-balancing act

15 January 2020

A single piece of rope, 30 metres long and hung between two pulleys, is the only piece of equipment in aerial acrobatic show By a Thread. The magic ingredient, the one that enables the performers to fly, is simple.

Reading time • 7 minutesFestival
Diving into the divas
The Fringe Sessions

Diving into the divas

15 January 2020

UK drag queen Velma Celli is obsessed with divas and in her latest show, Me & My Divas, she celebrates the big names, from Judy Garland to Jessie J… all live, no lip-synching. Seesaw caught up with Velma’s alter ego, Ian Stroughair, to find out more.

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Tony Bonani Miyambo puts on a powerfully physical performance as Red Peter in Kafka's Ape. Never more relevant
The Fringe Sessions

Never more relevant

15 January 2020

The fine line between human and animal is just one of the ideas explored in Kafka’s Ape, a solo performance by South African ensemble Yililiza, that will make its Australian debut at Fringe World this January.

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Mixing it up by request
The Fringe Sessions

Mixing it up by request

12 January 2020

Michael Griffiths has made a name for himself with his tribute cabaret shows, paying homage to artists from Cole Porter to Madonna. At Fringe World this year, however, he’s doing something a little different, and taking requests… via social media. In his Fringe Session Q&A Griffiths gave Seesaw the lowdown on his new show and his career to date.

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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
Feature

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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Storm Helmore, Bernadette Lewis, Laura Boynes. Photo: Emma Fishwick. Storm Helmore, Bernadette Lewis, Laura Boynes. Photo: Emma Fishwick. Dance double bill goes off with a bang
Review

Dance double bill goes off with a bang

29 November 2019

Review: Scott Elstermann and Shona Erskine, “Bang! Bang!” ·
The Blue Room Theatre, 28 November ·
Review by Nina Levy ·

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Makaela Rowe-Fox. Photo: Kikei [dot] net. Makaela Rowe-Fox. Photo: Kikei [dot] net. Mobilising artists for climate action
Q&A

Mobilising artists for climate action

17 September 2019

The School Strike for Climate movement, spear-headed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, has mobilised school students around the world. This Friday – 2o September 2019 – the students are inviting adults to join the movement in a global strike to demand climate action.

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Imanuel Dado, Niharika Senapati, Storm Helmore Tyrone Robinson in the 2014 season of 'precipice'. Photo: Traianos Pakioufakis
 An exhilarating ride
Review

An exhilarating ride

30 May 2019

Review: Rachel Arianne Ogle, precipice ·
Studio Underground, State Theatre of WA, 29 May ·
Review by Nina Levy ·

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Photo: Mick Bello Back to back
Q&A

Back to back

29 May 2019

Thanks to funding constraints, it’s rare to see a body of work by one independent choreographer, and even rarer to see independent works remounted. In the…

Reading time • 10 minutes

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