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Anastacia Dawes with arrangers Corey Murphy and Callum O’Reilly, music teacher Scott Blanchard and Micheál McCarthy and Jessica Gethin conducting in the background. Photo Rosalind Appleby From catastrophe to symphony
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From catastrophe to symphony

18 December 2018

Seesaw is delighted to share this short film documenting the journey of 13 year old singer and songwriter Anastacia Dawes. The video follows her experience performing her…

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Alice in Wonderland from Boyd Productions Alice reading a book and swinging her legs Summer Gig Guide for Kids
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Summer Gig Guide for Kids

12 December 2018

Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Seesaw co-editor and mum-at-large Rosalind Appleby has compiled a gig guide that will kindle creativity! The summer…

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Anastacia Dawes rehearsing with the Perth Symphony Orchestra Music Makes a Way
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Music Makes a Way

30 November 2018

For 12 year old Armadale girl Anastacia Dawes life was a catastrophe. Much of her childhood had been spent managing diabetes, epilepsy, ADD and Tourette Syndrome.…

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Metal singer Karina Utomo. Photo Paul Tadday Composer gives speech for the voiceless
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Composer gives speech for the voiceless

28 November 2018

Award-winning composer Cat Hope will give a voice to the silenced when she returns to Perth to present the annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address on Thursday. Hope…

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Animaze exhibition. Photo Rebecca Mansell children entering a room full of crotcheted reef and sea animals Amazing kids exhibition pitches it right first time
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Amazing kids exhibition pitches it right first time

27 November 2018

Review: ‘Animaze; Amazing Animals for Kids’ ⋅ Fremantle Arts Centre, November 24 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Visiting the Fremantle Arts Centre’s latest exhibition was…

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra A different kind of Nutcracker
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A different kind of Nutcracker

23 November 2018

Review: West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, ‘Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker‘ ⋅ Quarry Amphitheatre, November 22 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ The sugar plum fairy and dancing mice…

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Arts journalism merger unveiled
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Arts journalism merger unveiled

14 November 2018

We’ve got some exciting news for you, Seesaw readers! Two of Western Australia’s most respected arts writers, Seesaw’s Nina Levy and Noted’s Rosalind Appleby, have joined forces, merging…

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Jazz takes over the city
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Jazz takes over the city

10 November 2018

Review: Perth International Jazz Festival · State Theatre Centre Courtyard, November 9 · Review by Rosalind Appleby · The Perth International Jazz Festival kicked off last…

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Strauss & Dvorak Conducting New lightness and clarity
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New lightness and clarity

17 October 2018

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet · Perth Concert Hall, October 12 · Review by Rosalind Appleby · It’s been a week of…

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Male dancers playing hopscotch outside Bite-sized intro, out-sized delight
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Bite-sized intro, out-sized delight

29 September 2018

Awesome Festival review: Simon Tedeschi, Pianist and Prankster and Awesome Festival opening weekend · Octagon Theatre, 28 October · Review: Rosalind Appleby · What has 88 keys but…

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio