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Take a ride outside your comfort zone

13 May 2021

Artist Sioux Tempestt is taking art of the traditional white walled gallery and into the pub in her new exhibition ‘INNOMINATE’.

Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
Michelle Aitken. Photo: Mitchell Aldridge. Michelle Aitken perches on her bottom, her legs extended upwards, her feet flexed. One foot hooks behind the other. Her arms are splayed, her hands supporting her. Tiny fragments, part 2
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Tiny fragments, part 2

7 May 2021

Nina Levy dives into the second program of STRUT Dance’s 2021 “Short Cuts” season.

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Kimberley Parkin. Photo: Mitchell Aldridge Bathed in pink light and dressed in black Kimberley Parkin leans back, her arms grasping the air. Tiny fragments of the future?
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Tiny fragments of the future?

7 May 2021

The pleasure of watching STRUT Dance’s annual “Short Cuts” program, says Nina Levy, is that you never know when you’re going to see the beginnings of something special.

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Julia at Harvey Town Hall Natalie Allen performing JULIA. Wearing a bright red wig and a blue suit over a white t-shirt, she is leaning over a table with one arm extended as though punctuating a point. A springboard to empower women
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A springboard to empower women

5 May 2021

It’s been nearly 10 years since Julia Gillard made her landmark misogyny speech in parliament, but local director Sally Richardson believes there’s never been a better time to look back to that seminal moment in Australian history.

Reading time • 10 minutesDance
Shanti Gelmi, Absent Presence, 2020, Photographed by Eva Fernandez A detail from Shanti Gelmi's 'Absent/Presence'. Two large rock like shapes sit on a hot pink background. They are black, and debased with a pink pattern comprised of chains of zig-zags, that appear to be knitted together. Out of the shadows
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Out of the shadows

4 May 2021

For many years Perth-born artist Shanti Gelmi chose to deny the significance of her Indian heritage, a defensive response to the racism she encountered as a child. Recognising that her cultural heritage shaped her nonetheless, she now wonders what other unquestioned or unseen influences leave their stamp on us.

Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
A close up shot of Hannah Foley that focuses on her mouth, which is slightly open as though she is breathing in. Her nose and eyes are out of the frame, highlighting the focus on the mouth. The art of breathing
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The art of breathing

28 April 2021

Drawing on her training in music and dance, artist Hannah Foley has created a performance work that turns breathing into an artform. Ahead of the work’s appearance in PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show”, Nina Levy spoke to Foley to find out more.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
Photo: David Cox St John Cowcher performing in the 2019 season of Playthings. In this photo he is on the phone and looks worried. In the spotlight: St John Cowcher
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In the spotlight: St John Cowcher

21 April 2021

From puppeteering to fronting a rock opera, St John Cowcher has done it all. Nina Levy caught up with the versatile local theatre maker, performer and puppeteer, ahead of his next engagement, performing in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Playthings.

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Anna Reece stands on one of the curved wooden staircases leading to the dress circle of the Heath Ledger Theatre. She's leaning against the wall of the theatre, with her arms folded. She looks confident and happy. Tectonic shifts and new foundations
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Tectonic shifts and new foundations

24 March 2021

The new director of Fremantle Arts Centre, Anna Reece, takes Nina Levy inside her career and her former role at Perth Festival, revealing why she thinks this year’s home-grown Festival was a hit, and her vision as the next leader of a much-loved WA arts institution.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
Excellence is in our backyard
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Excellence is in our backyard

5 March 2021

Nina Levy says Structural Dependency is yet more proof we don’t need to import world-class contemporary dance companies – they’re already here.

Reading time • 6 minutesDance
From cabaret horror to Zoom duos
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From cabaret horror to Zoom duos

24 February 2021

“MoveMoveMove” is a choreographic, sonic and visual adventure through independent local dance, one that finishes next door to another kind of journey in Feminism Has No Borders, discovers Nina Levy.

Reading time • 9 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio