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Raghav Handa, TWO, 2021, photo: Joseph Mayers Rewriting tradition with skill and charm
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Rewriting tradition with skill and charm

21 September 2023

It’s a privilege to witness the stunning dexterity of choreographer Raghav Handa and musician Maharshi Raval as they disrupt the traditional roles of Indian dance with grace and charisma, says Rita Clarke.

Reading time • 5 minutesDance
A violinist with dreadlocks focuses intently on his instrument, which is resting under his chin. His bow is in his right hand, easing over the violin. Behind him is a purple-coloured wall with golden light bouncing off it. Close encounter stirs the soul
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Close encounter stirs the soul

18 September 2023

Violinist and composer Rupert Guenther welcomes us into his inner world for a soul-searching evening of improvisation, writes Angela Ho. 

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A tall thin man in a black suit poses, head tilted, one hand in his pocket, his other holding a smouldering cigarette up to his face. This is Willy DeVille. The great unknown
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The great unknown

12 September 2023

A new documentary digs into the mystery of an enigmatic singer who could – and should – have been a superstar, writes Norman Burns. 

Reading time • 7 minutesFilm
A singer stands centre stage, coloured flood lights shining around him. Behind is a band playing. Master and apprentices leave you thirsty for more 
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Master and apprentices leave you thirsty for more 

11 September 2023

A collaboration between Thirsty Merc’s Rai Thistlethwayte and WAAPA’s contemporary music students showcases creativity and talent. It’s also loads of fun, writes Ara Jansen.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Regal Theatre, 06/09/2023 Extreme confidence in full colour
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Extreme confidence in full colour

7 September 2023

In a double act worthy of an arena, Living Colour and Extreme have the crowd on their feet from start to finish. Harvey Rae can’t help but join them. 

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A choir dressed in red and white surrounds an orchestra on the front of the stage, candles lining the floor around them. Behind another choir stands in front of a majestic organ. This is Handel by Candle Guiding light for state of riches
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Guiding light for state of riches

2 September 2023

Perth Symphony Orchestra lights the way in a captivating collaboration delivered with poise and polish, writes Angela Ho.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A blonde woman in black stands, hands placed together in front of her as if in prayer. She looks upset and pleading. A man in a blue jacket in one shirt can be seen in the background. Big Apple spin gives opera bite
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Big Apple spin gives opera bite

1 September 2023

Freeze Frame Opera has done it again, delivering a wildly inventive take on a classic that deserves to be better known. Will Yeoman heads to Broadway. 

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Birds soar on orchestral wings
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Birds soar on orchestral wings

25 August 2023

Birds of Tokyo’s reunion with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is well worth the wait. Julie Hosking takes flight. 

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
Reading time • 6 minutesMusic

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