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Iso Rae Les Acheteuses An impressionist painting if a group of women standing clustered together, holding swathes of fabric or blankets. They look like they are working on something - some appear to be in discussion and one reaches to pull the fabric. Celebrating women who defied the odds
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Celebrating women who defied the odds

20 November 2021

At a time when the gender pay gap for artists in Australia remains shamefully high, a coffee table book is finding more than words to support the cause.

Reading time • 6 minutesLiterature
Verge. Photo Stephen Heath Photography Dancers stand on the stage, legs akimbo, one hand on their head, the other on their leg. They are silhouetted against a white cyclorama. Graduating dancers keep sense of joy
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Graduating dancers keep sense of joy

16 November 2021

A White Act degustation, a collection of oscillations and a comical retro-styled finale make for an enjoyable evening of dance, says Nina Levy.

Reading time • 6 minutesDance
And the Earth Swallowed Them Whole. Photo: Peter Cheng A dancer is dwarfed in a sea of black silk that undulates and ripples around her. Take a surf through Perth Festival
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Take a surf through Perth Festival

15 November 2021

Perth Festival’s 2022 line-up promises to submerge you in an ocean of arts. Nina Levy dives into the performing arts program with Festival Director Iain Grandage to fish out some of the highlights.

Reading time • 10 minutes
Reading time • 4 minutesDance
Tyrone Robinson performing Amrita Hepi's Outside In. Tyrone Robinson performs on a small stage in an old warehouse. Microphone in hand, he leans back in a deep hinge, one leg forward and one back for balance. Above his head is a large panelled window. A request fest for our times
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A request fest for our times

9 November 2021

Dreamy nostalgia meets supercool dance moves in Amrita Hepi’s song-dedication-driven dance show, and Nina Levy says it’s worth tuning in.

Reading time • 4 minutesDance
Mitch Harvey. Photo: Matsu Photography A dancer stands, his stance wide and knees bent, his body writhing and arms flying. He is lit from behind by a series of bright lights Dystopia in a Northbridge warehouse
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Dystopia in a Northbridge warehouse

4 November 2021

At once urban and animalistic, Mitch Harvey cuts a powerful figure in his new solo work, says Nina Levy. But can he fill the vastness of his performance venue?

Reading time • 5 minutesDance
The cast of 'The Tempest' in action. Centre is Mararo Wangai. Photo: Daniel J Grant. What to SEE: The Tempest
What to SEE

What to SEE: The Tempest

3 November 2021

Black Swan State Theatre Company is inviting audience members into the dream-like world of Shakespeare’s Tempest, promising an experience from which you won’t want to wake. Nina Levy spoke to director Matt Edgerton to find out more.

Reading time • 10 minutesTheatre
Queer wordsmith delivers wit and wisdom
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Queer wordsmith delivers wit and wisdom

29 October 2021

Blending autobiography, history lessons and a glitter wand-toting, drag queen fairy godmother, Stace Callaghan’s Queer as Flux is one you shouldn’t miss, says Nina Levy.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
A man dressed as a sailor sits in front of a screen onto which is projected an ocean. What to SEE: CinemaStage
What to SEE

What to SEE: CinemaStage

27 October 2021

West Australian company Theatre 180 has been charming audiences with a new approach to storytelling that marries live performance to the silver screen.

Reading time • 10 minutes
Amy Perejuan-Capone, Parenthesis (Four Movements at the Hard Border), digital video still, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist. A bird's eye view of four hang gliders on an airfield. The wings are brightly coloured with geometric stripes. Paying life-sized homage to flying machines
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Paying life-sized homage to flying machines

21 October 2021

We may not be able to leave the country yet but local artist Amy Perejuan-Capone is finding other ways to take flight. Ahead of the opening of her latest exhibition, ‘Sky Cave’, she told Nina Levy about the projects that are seeing her fly into family history.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio