Reviews

Perfectly pitched

Perfectly pitched

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: The Night Zoo · Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 22 September · Review by Rosalind Appleby · High in an ...
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A man reclining and blowing confetti

As good as it gets

Review: John O’Hara accompanied by Andrew Kroenert, #Val: A Glitery Ode to Queer Men and their Mums · Downstairs at ...
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An elephant puppet and a girl puppet being operated by a person.

A magical menagerie

Junior review: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, The Night Zoo · Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 19 September · Review by Isabel ...
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Painting by Jo Darbyshire in deep purples, reds and blues

A moving reflection

Review: Various artists, “NO SECOND THOUGHTS: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum” · Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery · Review ...
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A painting by Julie Dowling of two women wearing yellow aprons over red t-shirts. Both wear glasses.

Disrupting Duchamp

Review: Various artists, “HERE&NOW18” · Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery · Review by Miranda Johnson · “HERE&NOW: Besides, it is always ...
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tennis court with three "players"

Game, set and match

Review: Fugue, Court My Crotch · Blue Room Theatre · Review by David Zampatti · The young – and I ...
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From the intimate to the comic

From the intimate to the comic

MoveMe Festival review: The Farm, Cockfight; Kynan Hughes, Love/Less & STRUT Dance, "Next" · State Theatre Centre of WA · Review ...
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A tender dance

A tender dance

Review: Anything is Valid Dance Theatre, Dust on the Shortbread · MoveMe Festival, 14 September · Review by Jo Pollitt ...
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A man and a woman with a microphone

A dynamic showcase

Review: Co3 Australia, 'The WA Dance Makers Project' · State Theatre Centre of WA, 13 September · Review by Jo ...
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Man splashing in pool

Semi-submersible opera a success

Review: Lost and Found Opera, Charpentier’s Actéon · UWA Aquatic Centre, 12 September · Review by Rosalind Appleby · “Strip ...
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musicians

Seductive music & the difficult listening hour

Review: Ensemble Offspring, "Spel" · Subiaco Arts Centre, 11 September · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · "Spel" was the ...
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White clapboard ncafe by the sea

Ambitious exhibition merits multiple visits

Review: WA International Art Space, "spaced 3: north by southeast"· Art Gallery of Western Australia · Review by Phoebe Mulcahy ...
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landscape of eagle and building

A haunting take on WA’s past

Review: Various artists, “Dark Swan - Contemporary Tales of the Gothic Antipodes” · PS Art Space Fremantle, 7 September · ...
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Dracula

Dark and dangerous

Review: West Australian Ballet, Dracula (co-production with Queensland Ballet) · His Majesty’s Theatre, 6 September · Review by Amy Wiseman ...
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First in, best dressed

First in, best dressed

Review: WAAPA 3rd Year Performance Making Students, “TILT” (Programme One) · The Blue Room Theatre · Review by David Zampatti ...
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A man and a woman sitting in front of a painting

Connecting generations

Review: Martumili Artists & Spinifex Hill Artists, "Pujiman" · The Goods Shed · Review by Jenny Scott · "Pujiman" is ...
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Stepping outside the box

Stepping outside the box

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3' · Perth Concert Hall, 25 August · Review by Tiffany ...
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Astute, insightful and absolutely relevant

Astute, insightful and absolutely relevant

Review: WAAPA Third Year Acting, Stuff Happens · Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA · Review by David Zampatti · There are people ...
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19th century park scene

A case for Sondheim

Review: WAAPA Third Year Music Theatre, Sunday in the Park with George · Geoff Gibbs Theatre, 28 August · Review ...
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many photographs of faces

Channels of communication

Review: Khaled Sabsabi, "A Self Portrait" and Amalia Pica, "please open hurry" · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art · Review ...
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A little bit goes a long way

A little bit goes a long way

Review: Black Swan State Theatre Company and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Skylab · Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, ...
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Penny Coss, Purple Stain, 2018, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 160 x 180cm. Courtesy Art Collective WA

A reward for attention to detail

Review: Penny Coss, “From Someplace Else” & Susan Flavell, “Golden Flowers”· Art Collective WA, Cathedral Square· Review by Miranda Johnson· ...
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Tristan und Isolde

Wagnerian opera as recital: an unusual and exciting variant

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner · Perth Concert Hall, 16 August · Review by ...
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Unveiling: gay sex for endtimes

An intriguing experiment

Review: Renegade Productions, Unveiling: Gay Sex For Endtimes · The Blue Room Theatre, Perth, 14 August · Review by Jonathan ...
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Sidney Nolan 
Stringybark Creek 1947
from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.70 x 121.50 cm
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
National Gallery of Australia 


Tension, humour and high drama

Review: 'Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series' · Art Gallery of Western Australia · Review by Miranda Johnson · "Sidney Nolan’s ...
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The Plague

Beyond the veil

Review: Aasiya Evans’s 'Orientalism & Imperialism: Veiled, Unveiled and Reviled' · Spectrum Project Space · Review by Belinda Hermawan · ...
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Threshold

A timely tale of political intrigue

Review: The Boston Curse, Threshold · The Blue Room Theatre, 9 August · Review by Steven Cohen · Director Bridget ...
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Julius Caeser

From dystopia to reality

Review: Bell Shakespeare, Julius Caesar · State Theatre Centre, August 8 · Review by Xan Ashbury · Shakespeare’s political thriller, Julius Caesar, ...
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Curious Incident - Joshua Jenkins (Christopher Boone), Amanda Posener, Matt Wilman and Oliver Boot. Photo by BrinkhoffMögenburg

Seeing through a different lens

Review: The National Theatre of Great Britain: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time · His Majesty’s Theatre, 8 ...
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Shattering a myth

Shattering a myth

Review: Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dark Emu · Heath Ledger Theatre, 2 August · Review by Nina Levy · When it ...
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A deeply engaging survey

A deeply engaging survey

Review: Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean, “Bush Women: ...
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A force to be reckoned with

A force to be reckoned with

Review: Momentum Dance, Unbreakable · Redmond Theatre, Prendiville Catholic College · Review by Nina Levy · Dance is a young ...
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Howl by Aphids. Man on a segue.

A camp, joyful parade of art history

Review: Aphids, Howl · Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 27 July · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · Howl, ...
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Work by Harrison See

In the face of waste

Review: Brenton Rossow, Darren Tynan, Harrison See, Zhang Lianxi  and Rebecca Jensen, “Paradise’s Parasite III” · Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mt Lawley, ...
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cloud nine

A perfect match

Review: West Australian Youth Theatre Company, Cloud Nine · Studio Underground, July 20 · Review by Xan Ashbury · This production ...
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Milijana Nikolic as Carmen

Hume’s Carmen stands the test of time

Review: West Australian Opera, Carmen · His Majesty’s Theatre, 21 July · Review by Nina Levy · Back in 1992, ...
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Kadmos & Agaue

Artisanal and delicious

Review: Vahri McKenzie, Bakkhai · Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, June 16 · Review by Xan Ashbury · Tragedies are not ...
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Alex Spremberg, Liquid Structures #20, enamel on canvas, 150 x 180 x 3cm. Courtesy Art Collective WA

What lies beneath

Review: Alex Spremberg, “Liquid Geometrics” and Andre Lipscombe, “Unconcealed Paintings” · Art Collective WA, Cathedral Square, Perth · Review by ...
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Pablo Ferrández

Exciting musical chemistry

Review: WASO Classics Series, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony & Pablo Ferrández plays Dvořák's Cello Concerto · Perth Concert Hall, 14 July ...
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polar permaculture dome in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

Under the dome

Review: Amy Perejuan-Capone, “This Is How We Walk on the Moon” · Artsource Old Customs House · Review by Belinda ...
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Sassafras

Celebrating in style

Review: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival · Various venues, 5-7 July · Review by Rosalind ...
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Work by Jade Richards

An ongoing conversation

Review: "Djookian (Sisters)" · Gallery Central, North Metropolitan TAFE · Review by Miranda Johnson · Curated by Thelma John, “Djookian ...
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Sump System II Frontier

Dystopian by design

Review: Richard Giblett, "Frontier" · Turner Galleries · Review by Miranda Johnson · Richard Giblett’s exhibition "Frontier", at Turner Galleries, ...
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Two women having an argument

New playwright makes her mark

Review: Mudskipper Productions, Banned · The Blue Room Theatre, 5 July · Review: Claire Trolio · Sport, and particularly AFL, ...
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woman lunging amongst trees

Stories of land and love

Junior review: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, The Farmer’s Daughter · Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 4 July · Review by Isabel ...
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Farmer with dancer

Louder than words

Review: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, The Farmer’s Daughter · Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 4 July · Review by Nina Levy ...
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An absolute cracker

An absolute cracker

Review: shake & stir theatre co, George's Marvellous Medicine · State Theatre Centre of WA, 4 July · Review by Varnya ...
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Chris Isaacs in foreground, Areille Gray in background

Fresh, stylish and subversive

Review: The Last Great Hunt, Improvement Club · State Theatre Centre of WA, 28 June · Review by Xan Ashbury · ...
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Gutenberg! the Musical

A sheer delight

Review: Western Sky Theatre, Gutenberg! the Musical · Subiaco Theatre Centre, 27 June · Review by Xan Ashbury · As ...
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Moody magic

Moody magic

Review: Sydney Dance Company, ab [intra] · His Majesty’s Theatre, 28 June · Review by Nina Levy · In 1998 ...
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Catherine-McClements-and-Johnny-Carr.-image-credit-Daniel-J-Grant

A tricky path to compassion

Review: Black Swan State Theatre Company, The Events · Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, 22 June · Reviewed ...
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A still from Charmaine Green's 'Dream Mine Time'.

Stories ancient and recent

Review: Various artists, "Dream Mine Time" · FORM Gallery · Review by Miranda Johnson · The title piece of "Dream ...
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Intercurrent "Sensory Horizons"

Pleasing minimalism

Review: Intercurrent, "Sensory Horizons", programmed by Tura New Music · Subiaco Arts Centre, 19 June · Review by Tiffany Ha ...
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Black Swan State Theatre's production of Assassins (Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), Directed by Roger Hodgman; Heath Ledger Theatre, 15th June 2018, photographed by Philip Gostelow.

A kind of magic

Review: Black Swan Theatre Company, Assassins · State Theatre Centre of WA , June 20 · Review by Xan Ashbury ...
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three dancers

A mixed bag of Short Cuts

Review: STRUT dance "Short Cuts, Program A" · King Street Arts Centre, June 14 · Review by Varnya Bromilow · If ...
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Bus Boy

Nuanced and intense: a wonderful back-to-back billing

Review: Rorschach Beast, Bus Boy and Static Drive Co, Tissue · Subiaco Arts Centre, 20 June · Review by Steven ...
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Semiconductor_Black Rain_Photo by Rebecca Mansell (1)

A striking solar exploration

Review: Semiconductor, Brilliant Noise/Black Rain · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Phoebe Mulcahy · Despite it being one hundred-and-fifty ...
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When he gets that way

A restrained battle of wit

Review: Susie Conte, When He Gets That Way · Subiaco Arts Cenre, 15 June · Review by Claire Trolio · ...
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Carousel

The roundabout course of love

Review: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Carousel · Regal Theatre, 16 June · Review by Leon Levy · In ...
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Georgina Cramond

Through the lens of anxiety

Review: Ribs, Interrupting a Crisis · Subiaco Arts Centre, 13 June · Review by Jenny Scott · Written and performed ...
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Extreme makeover for opera

Extreme makeover for opera

Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Pagliacci · Camelot Theatre, Mosman Park, 9 June · Reviewed by Tiffany Ha · There's been ...
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'Burrbgaja Yalirra - Three Short Works' - Marrugeku Production 2018 - PICA - 6th June 2018 / Photography © Jon Green 2018 - All Rights Reserved

Not damnation but hope

Review: Marrugeku, “Burrbgaja Yalirra" (Dancing Forwards) · PICA Performance Space, 9 June · Review by Nina Levy · How can ...
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Matt Penny in Find the Lady

So much more than magic

Review: Matt Penny, Find the Lady · Subiaco Arts Centre, 6 June · Review by Jenny Scott · Find the ...
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3.3 is about an emerging young Indigenous dancer, on the brink of an international career, thrown into a holding cell because of his skin colour and torn between two cultures. Ian Wilkes dances the young man. His mentor and choreographer Indigenous dance legend Michael Leslie Challenges him in this new adaptation of a new work by Michael. Ultimately, he just wants to dance. The young man is caught in the middle. The terrible legacy of this dilemma is that the young black fella believes gaol is also a rite of passage for young men in his community. Aboriginal people represent 3.3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australiaís prison population. Don't miss this dynamic and powerful dance conversation between this dance mentor and the next generation dance legend As a commitment by Ochre to the support of West Australian dancers and choreographers, we will be presenting ëBeyondí the work of internationally acclaimed choreographer Chrissie Parrot and dancer Floeur Alder. Chrissie has been commissioned by original Ochre member Floeur Alder to make a solo to commemorate the dancerís 40th birthday and a professional relationship spanning almost 30 of those years. A transformative solo that is mesmeric enigmatic and virtuosic taking dancer and audience on a transformative journey traversing an imaginary landscape.

Extraordinary dance from Ochre

Review: Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, 3.3 and Beyond · Subiaco Arts Centre, 29 May · Review by Varnya Bromilow · ...
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Opening night of Hatched 2018.

A snapshot of the future

Review: "Hatched National Graduate Show" 2018 · Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) · Review by Jenny Scott · Now ...
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Link dancers performing in Ori Flomin's Mangoes, earrings and a glimpse of hope.

Welcome to the breeding ground

Review: Link Dance Company, "Differently Equal" · Geoff Gibbs Theatre, 23 May · Review by Nina Levy · I’m always ...
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Claire Voss and Oscar Valdes in La Sylphide. Photo by Emma Fishwick

An enchanting escape

Review: West Australian Ballet, La Sylphide · His Majesty’s Theatre, 18 May · Review by Amy Wiseman · Attending the ...
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Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

Review: Louise Devenish, "music for percussion and electronics" · The Sewing Room, 15 May · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ...
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Hir by Taylor Mac

The domestic heart of darkness

Review: Black Swan State Theatre Company, Hir by Taylor Mac · Studio Underground, Perth, 12 May · Review by Jonathan ...
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Akio Ho

A lunchtime treat

Review: Concerts at One, Recital II, Christ Church Grammar School · St George’s Cathedral, 16 May · Review by Leon ...
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Susie Conte in Sparrow

A window on the past

Review: Tempest Theatre, Sparrow by Susie Conte · Subiaco Arts Centre Studio, 3 May  · Review by David Zampatti · ...
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Glitter and be gay

Musical magic in Mount Lawley

Review: Emma Matthews with WAAPA's Faith Court Orchestra, "Glitter and be Gay" · Judith Cottier Theatre, 12 May · Review ...
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summer of the 17th doll

Black Swan’s Doll is a revelation

Review: Black Swan State Theatre Company, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll  · Heath Ledger Theatre, May 9 · Review by ...
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Down on their Luck, 2017, ash, polymer, timber veneer on canvas, 183x225cm, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor

Art from the ashes

Review: Nigel Hewitt, “Recinder” · Gallery Central, North Metropolitan TAFE · Review by Belinda Hermawan · In his latest body ...
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Rise WAAPA dance

Students rise to the challenge

Review: WAAPA Dance: Rise · Geoff Gibbs Theatre, 5 May · Review by Nina Levy · When it comes to ...
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Hive Mind

Tasty home-grown honey

Review: Rorschach Beast, Hive Mind · Blue Room Theatre, 3 May · Review by Xan Ashbury · Monday nights in ...
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Brutal honesty & perverse pleasure

Brutal honesty & perverse pleasure

Review: Antifragile, Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten) · The Blue Room Theatre, 26 April · Review by Steven Cohen ...
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Cunning Little Vixen

A paradise we may never want to leave

Review: West Australian Opera, The Cunning Little Vixen · His Majesty's Theatre, 21 April · Review by Tiffany Ha · What ...
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The Talk by The Last Great Hunt photo by Daniel James Grant_ pictured L-R Christina Odam, Cassidy Dunn, Megan Hunter-011

Chipping away at age-old taboos

Review: The Talk, The Last Great Hunt · Subiaco Theatre Centre, 11 April · Review by Xan Ashbury · For ...
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Holly Story, Spellbound (detail), 2018, variable, Banksia grandis flowers, plant dyed silk organza, silk thread, plywood, xanthorroea, resin and acrylic paint. Photography by Jessica Wyld_preview

Seductive and sensual

Review: "Sensual Nature", various artists · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Jenny Scott · Featuring works by twelve Australian ...
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William Rees as Frank with Co3 Australia dancer Andrew Searle

A winning reinvention

Review: Frank Enstein, The Farm with Co3 Australia · State Theatre Centre of WA, 12 February · Review by Nina ...
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GreyWing launch

Montaged blocks and slow accumulations: Live musique concrète with GreyWing Ensemble

Review: GreyWing Ensemble, Lines of Flight
 · Gallop House, Dalkeith, 6 April
 · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · GreyWing consists of Lindsay Vickery ...
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Patsy Mudgedell, Dogs on edge (detail), 2018, gouache, colour texta and black fineliner on cartridge paper, 29.7 x 42cm

Stories of family, country and culture

Review: "Revealed Exhibition: New and emerging WA Aboriginal artists" · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Miranda Johnson · Fremantle ...
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Asher Fisch

Snippets of musical conversation

Review: WASO Masters Series – Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel · Perth Concert Hall, 24 March · Review by ...
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We will Rock you

Rocking the Maj

We Will Rock You by Queen and Ben Elton, presented by Platinum Entertainment · His Majesty's Theatre, 23 March · ...
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Huff by Cliff Cardinal

Raw, innovative and utterly engaging

Review: Huff by Cliff Cardinal, co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Native Earth Performing Arts · Subiaco Arts Centre, ...
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Bradley Kickett, 'Shoalwater',

The many faces of water

Review: Binja-Bilya-Warden by Bradley Kickett · Paper Mountain, 21 March · Review by Miranda Johnson · When we think of water, ...
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Humanising history

Humanising history

Review: The Corsini Collection – A Window on Italy · Art Gallery of Western Australia · Review by Miranda Johnson ...
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Asher Fisch with WASO

An ode to flair and imagination

Review: “Ode to Joy”, Asher Fisch conducting West Australian Symphony Orchestra & Chorus · Program: Beethoven's Zur Namensfeier: overture; Fantasia ...
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Handbrake

Street smart

Review: Handbrake’s "Chaos Controlled" · 35 Cheriton St, East Perth, Friday 9 March · Review by Belinda Hermawan · Near ...
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Tank & the Bangas

With a bang

Perth Festival review: Lee Fields & the Expressions + Tank & the Bangas · Chevron Gardens, 4 March · Review ...
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Repatriate

Dancing or drowning

Perth Festival review: Repatriate by Latai Taumoepeau · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Jess Boyce · At the end ...
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Second Woman

Brave, intense, strange

Perth Festival review: The Second Woman by Nat Randall and Anna Breckon · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 3 March · ...
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White Spirit

On the outside, looking in

Perth Festival review: Ensemble Al Nabolsy & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus White Spirit · His Majesty's Theatre, 3 March · Review ...
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Vessel

We’re all animals

Perth Festival review: Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa's Vessel · State Theatre Centre, 2 March · Review by Varnya Bromilow · ...
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Perfume Genius

A fitting farewell to summer

Perth Festival review: Perfume Genius and Mama Kin Spender: Perth Festival · Wednesday 28 February, 2018 Chevron Gardens · Review ...
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Human Nature, Zadok Ben-David

Arresting and apocalyptic

Perth Festival review: Zadok Ben-David, "Human Nature" · Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery · Review by Miranda Johnson · Zadok Ben-David's work is ...
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The Far Side of the Moon_Cr. Toni Wilkinson, Perth Festival 2018_03

The far side of expectations

Perth Festival Review: The Far Side of the Moon, Robert Lepage · State Theatre Centre, 24 February · Review by ...
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Lucy Peach

In praise of Peach

Fringe World review: Lucy Peach: My Greatest Period Ever - 13 February; How to Period Like a Unicorn - 22 February · De Parel Spiegeltent ...
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Adam Rennie in Rocky Horror Show

From cult classic to crowd pleaser

Review: Rocky Horror Show · Crown Theatre, 21 February · Review by Xan Ashbury · As cultural artefacts go, the ...
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Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden

Garden of satirical delights

Fringe World review: Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden, created and performed by Anna Thomson, directed by Sarah Ward · The Studio at the Blue ...
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Kimsooja Zone of Nowhere

Flags for a new world order

Perth Festival review: Kimsooja's "Zone of Nowhere" · Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) · Review: Belinda Hermawan · When ...
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Nassim

Oh! What a journey

Perth Festival review: Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour · Studio Underground, 20 February · Review: Xan Ashbury · "Nassim means breeze - ...
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Lisa Reihana Emissaries

A rich and tender alternative

Perth Festival review: "Emissaries" by Lisa Reihana · John Curtin Gallery · Review by Miranda Johnson · Lisa Reihana’s "Emissaries" ...
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Jordi Savall

Foot stomping and whistles!

Perth Festival review: Jordi Savall · Perth Concert Hall, 17 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Why do we like ...
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A Farewell to Paper

Of typewriters and telegrams

Perth Festival review: A Farewell to Paper · Heath Ledger Theatre, 17 February · Review by Nina Levy · In ...
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Fleabag

Hard to keep laughing

Fringe World review: Fleabag, a DryWrite and Soho Theatre production · Blue Room Theatre, 15 February · Review by Xan ...
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To a simple rock n rol... song

Almost super-human

Perth Festival review: to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll… song by Michael Clark Company · His Majesty’s Theatre, 14 February ...
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Micromove

Lucky dip of dance treats

Fringe World review: "MicroMove" curated by Shona Erskine & Harriet Roberts · The Blue Room Theatre, 13 February · Review ...
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GOTO Hell

Hell nods to Beckett

Fringe World review: GOTO Hell by Cody Fullbrook · The Hellenic Community Centre, 9 February · Review by Tiffany Ha · ...
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untitled gathering basket

String theory

Fringe World review: Annette Nykiel's "Meeting Place" · Spectrum Project Space · Review by Belinda Hermawan · A product of Annette Nykiel's three-week ...
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Milnjyia

Celestial grace

Perth Festival Review: "Milky Way - Ballet at the Quarry" by West Australian Ballet · The Quarry Amphitheatre, 10 February · Review ...
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beyond time

Mesmerising marvel

Perth Festival review: Beyond Time by U-Theatre · His Majesty’s Theatre, February 11 · Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht · A ...
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Barber Shop Chronicles

A balm for the soul

Perth Festival review: Barber Shop Chronicles, by Inua Ellams · Octagon Theatre, 9 February · Review: Xan Ashbury · Often ...
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Compagnie XY Il n'est pas encore minuit

Hoopla! Hoopla!

Perth Festival review: Il n'est pas encore minuit by Compagnie XY· Regal Theatre, 9 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow ...
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Attractor

Incredible art-making

Perth Festival review: Attractor by Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin, Dancenorth and  Senyawa · State Theatre Centre, 8 February · Review by ...
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Josephine

For kids only!

Fringe World review: Josephine by Second Chance Theatre · The Blue Room Theatre, 7 February · Review by Cass Runyon & ...
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Less Light

Darkness proves immersing

Fringe World review: Less Light by Lazy Yarns · The Round - State Theatre Centre, February 7 · Review by ...
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Fisticuffs

Bemusing but beguiling

Fringe World review: Fisticuffs by Sven Hopla · Cirquest, 8 February · Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht · A rope hanging ...
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A middle-aged view of adolescence

A middle-aged view of adolescence

Fringe World review: Seventeen by Turquoise Theatre · The Blue Room Theatre, 7 February · Review by Nina Levy · ...
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Joan

Superstar Joan is not to be missed

Fringe World review: Joan by Lucy J Skilbeck · State Theatre Centre Round, 7 February · Review by David Zampatti · The idea ...
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19 weeks

Solo show submerges audience in emotion

Fringe World review: 19 Weeks by Emily Steel · COMO Pool at COMO The Treasury as part of Blue Room Summer ...
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Reuben Kaye Club Swizzle

Smokin’ hot

Fringe World review: Club Swizzle · The Ice Cream Factory, 4 February · Review by Nina Levy · While a ...
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Djuki Mala

An exuberant return

Fringe World review: Djuki Mala The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, 31 January Review by Jenny Scott The ...
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Night sweats

One for the insomniacs

Fringe World review: Night Sweats by Static Drive Co · The Blue Room Theatre, 3 February · Review: Claire Trolio · ...
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yourseven image

Life as polaroid

Fringe World review: yourseven by James Berlyn · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 3 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · There’s ...
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syncope

An elegant machine

Fringe World review: Syncope by Kinetica · St Georges Cathedral, 30 January · Review by Jenny Scott · Syncope is an ...
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Seeking basic needs

Theatre on foot

Fringe World review: Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess by Renée Newman · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 1 ...
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the honeymoon suite

A trip into retro-wonderland

Fringe World review: The Honeymoon Suite by Bernadette Lewis · Paper Mountain gallery, 1 February · Review by Nina Levy · Entering the Paper ...
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Jemima Foxtrot in Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Extraordinary Foxtrot spins cathartic tale

Fringe World review: Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea, Unholy Mess Blue Room Theatre, 30 January Review by Xan Ashbury Occasionally, you ...
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the way the city ate the stars

Stories that pack a punch

Fringe World review: Wil Greenway: the way the city ate the stars · The Blue Room Theatre, 28 January · Review by ...
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Gravity and other myths

Simply joyful

Review: A Simple Space by Gravity and Other Myths · The West Australian Spiegeltent, The Pleasure Garden, 28 January · ...
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Cull

Skewering social media

Fringe World review: The Very Good Looking Initiative's Cull  · Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, 28 January · Review by Jenny ...
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Shania choir

Shania Choir will set your Fringe on fire

Fringe World review: Shania Choir: A Shania Twain Retrospective · Circus Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 29 January · Review: Tiffany ...
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slap and tickle

Saucy and jaunty

Fringe World review: Slap and Tickle by The Kabuki Drop and WAYJO · Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, ...
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Human Service a new satirical opera

A Scrambled Serving

Fringe World review: Human Services by Queen's Hall Music · 28 January, 2018 Perth Town Hall · Review by Tiffany Ha · ...
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Pared down & Picasso-esque

Pared down & Picasso-esque

Review: The Twits - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ◆ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 6 December ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ...
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Christmas spirit?

Christmas spirit?

Review: Christmas with The Idea of North & WASO • Friday, 8 December, Perth Concert Hall • Review by Tiffany ...
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Oh those Russians

Oh those Russians

Review: WASO Masters Series - Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 • Perth Concert Hall, 25 November • ...
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Fierce diva shines

Fierce diva shines

Review: Masterclass - Perth Theatre Trust ◆ Subiaco Arts Centre, 22 November ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ I have ...
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Brutality as theatre

Brutality as theatre

Review: Let The Right One In - Black Swan Theatre ◆ Heath Ledger Theatre, 15 November ◆ Review by Xan ...
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Cruelty over love

Cruelty over love

Review: Valentine by Kynan Hughes ◆ The Blue Room Theatre, 16 November ◆ Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht ◆ When does ...
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Quirky robot action!

Quirky robot action!

Review: My Robot by Barking Gecko Theatre ◆ Studio Underground, 10 November ◆ Reviewed by Ellen-Hope Thomson ◆ Entering the theatre ...
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Memory as dance

Memory as dance

Review: im spiegel by LINK dance ◆ The Edith, Perth, 9 November ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ It was one ...
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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Review: The Beauty Index by Annette Carmichael ◆ Brave New Works #24, Denmark, WA, 3 November ◆ Review by Amy Wiseman ◆ ...
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Close encounters of the remote kind

Close encounters of the remote kind

Review: Visitants: Close encounters with remote Western Australia ◆ FORM Gallery, Perth ◆ Review by Belinda Hermawan ◆ For those ...
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Falling for Washington... again

Falling for Washington… again

Review: Megan Washington with West Australian Symphony Orchestra ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 27 October ◆ Review: Talisha Goh ◆ It ...
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A whirlwind tour of ideas

A whirlwind tour of ideas

Review: Strut Dance: “Short Cuts”, Program A and B Studio 3, King St Arts Centre, 27 September (B) & 28 ...
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Tragedy is a triumph

Tragedy is a triumph

Opera: West Australian Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor ◆ His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, 26 October ◆ Review: Leon Levy ◆ ...
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Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Review: Speak Percussion presents Fluorophone ◆ Tura New Music Totally Huge New Music Festival, 25 October ◆ Review by Tiffany ...
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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Review: Aeon, Lz Dunn and collaborators◆ Presented by PICA and Tura New Music as part of the 13th Totally Huge ...
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Stranger than fiction

Stranger than fiction

Review: I Am My Own Wife, Black Swan State Theatre Company ◆ Studio Underground, 18 October ◆ Review by Varnya ...
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Local musical is world-class

Local musical is world-class

Review: Once We Lived Here, Western Sky Theatre ◆ The Blue Room Theatre, 19 October ◆ Review by Xan Ashbury ...
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Bali serves up whip-smart treat

Bali serves up whip-smart treat

Review: Bali, The Last Great Hunt ◆ Subiaco Arts Centre, 19 October ◆ Review by Nina Levy ◆ Living in ...
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Beauty and the bathroom

Beauty and the bathroom

Review: Within Touching Distance, Mardi Crocker ◆ Spectrum Project Space ◆ Review by Jenny Scott ◆ The fine details of ...
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Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Review: 'French Connections' – WASO with cellist Li-Wei Qin and conductor Douglas Boyd ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 14 October ◆ ...
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Every cat has its day

Every cat has its day

Review: The Life and Times of Scarface Claw ◆ Awesome Festival, State Library of WA ◆ Review by Phoebe Mulcahy ...
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A step back in time

A step back in time

Review: The Secret Project: Dispatch ◆ Wireless Hill, 7 October ◆ Reviewed by Nina Levy ◆ It’s dusk on an unseasonably ...
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Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

Review: Polar Bears Go Up ◆ Awesome Festival, Heath Ledger Theatre, 5 October ◆ Reviewed by Nina Levy ◆ Polar ...
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Exciting, acrobatic and muddy!

Exciting, acrobatic and muddy!

Review: Kaleidescope and Mud Island ◆ Awesome Festival, 4 October ◆ Review by Veronica Bromilow ◆ Reviews by Veronica Bromilow, ...
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Rethinking the landscape

Rethinking the landscape

Review: Looking Glass, Gregory Pryor ◆ Art Gallery of WA ◆ Review by Phoebe Mulcahy ◆ Hear "landscape" with reference to the ...
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922/1000

922/1000

Review: The Spaceman Cometh ◆ Awesome Festival, 30 September ◆ Review by Sir Cassidy Runyon and Varnya Bromilow ◆ Review ...
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Best when it's one-on-one

Best when it’s one-on-one

Review: Proximity Festival, Programs A and B ◆ Cathedral Square precinct, 27 September ◆ Review by Nina Levy ◆ One ...
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Evocative, freaky wonderment

Evocative, freaky wonderment

Rules of Summer, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ◆ Dolphin Theatre, 22 September ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ Truth be ...
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Powerful & visceral

Powerful & visceral

Hypatia, Open Lid Ensemble · The Blue Room Theatre, 20 September · Review by Xan Ashbury · Hypatia is inspired and inspiring ...
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Reality cheque

Reality cheque

Review: Taylor Reudavey’s "I Know How Hard It Can Get" Moana Project Space, 9 September Review by Belinda Hermawan Taylor ...
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A feast for the eyes, ears and brain

A feast for the eyes, ears and brain

Review: Laika: A Staged Radio Play, Second Chance Theatre • The Blue Room Theatre, 13 September • Review by Xan ...
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The flash before the crash

The flash before the crash

Review: The Great Gatsby: West Australian Ballet - His Majesty's Theatre, 14 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow - Bringing ...
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Designed to delight

Designed to delight

Review: ‘Wagner’s World”, Asher Fisch presenting and conducting West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 9 September - Review ...
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Something good, something really good

Something good, something really good

Review: The Zone: Co3 - State Theatre Centre, 7 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow - When you see something ...
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Remaking the old into new

Remaking the old into new

Review: Jen Cloher - Mojo's Bar, 3 September - Review by Kevin Runions - Jen Cloher's songs speak of real ...
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Science made poetic and personable

Science made poetic and personable

Review: 'Energies: Haines & Hinterding' · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 1 September · Review by Jenny Scott · The intangible energies ...
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A collection of songs at the Cathedral

A collection of songs at the Cathedral

Review: Concerts at One: Classical voice students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - St George’s Cathedral, 6 ...
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Sparking dialogue

Sparking dialogue

Review: "Silence", Kyle Hughes-Odgers - Turner Galleries, opening night 1 September - Review by Belinda Hermawan - In contrast with ...
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A musical masterclass

A musical masterclass

Review: "Inspiring Wagner", West Australian Symphony Orchestra, presented and conducted by Asher Fisch - Perth Concert Hall, 6 September - ...
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An uplifting lunch break

An uplifting lunch break

Review: Concerts at One: Prendiville Catholic College - St George’s Cathedral, 30 August 2017 - Review by Leon Levy - ...
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Vantage point

Vantage point

Review: The Perth Centre for Photography’s Iris Award 2017 - Review by: Belinda Hermawan - This year’s finalists for the ...
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Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Review: Asher Fisch conducts Mozart and Mahler, West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 25 August - Review by ...
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Wit of the acerbic kind: Switzerland

Wit of the acerbic kind: Switzerland

Review: Black Swan Theatre Company- State Theatre Centre, 24 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow- As a play, Switzerland is very ...
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Scratching Under the Surface: Richard Bell

Scratching Under the Surface: Richard Bell

Review: Scratch an Aussie, Richard Bell - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 22 August - Review by Belinda Hermawan - In ...
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Strange & stunning: Arteries by Ancestry

Strange & stunning: Arteries by Ancestry

Review: Arteries by Ancestry, FUGUE - The Blue Room Theatre, 22 August - Reviewed by Jenny Scott - Arteries by Ancestry ...
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Transmission Interrupted - Alex Hobba: A Conversation

Transmission Interrupted – Alex Hobba: A Conversation

Review: "A Conversation", Alex Hobba -  Moana Project Space -  Review by Phoebe Mulcahy -  As much as we may ...
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A tense and captivating ride

A tense and captivating ride

Review: An Almost Perfect Thing, Gabrielle Metcalf - The Blue Room Theatre, 15 August - Reviewed by Claire Trolio - Three ...
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Real hope

Real hope

Review: Sista Girl - Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia - Subiaco Theatre Centre - ...
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Confronting privilege & prejudice: Bell Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'

Confronting privilege & prejudice: Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’

Review: The Merchant of Venice - Bell Shakespeare - State Theatre Centre of WA - 9 August - Reviewed by ...
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Implanted clouds: Builded Remnants

Implanted clouds: Builded Remnants

Review: Builded Remnants - Berndnaut Smilde - The Goods Shed - Reviewed by Phoebe Mulcahy It is a testament to ...
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1984: the message amidst the medium

1984: the message amidst the medium

Review: 1984, Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre - His Majesty’s Theatre, 4 August - Reviewed by Varnya Bromilow I remember the ...
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A delicate and poignant gem: Coma Land

A delicate and poignant gem: Coma Land

Review: Coma Land - Black Swan State Theatre Company & Performing Lines WA - Studio Underground, State Theatre of Western ...
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Something in nothing: Immaterial

Something in nothing: Immaterial

by Gemma Ben-Ary and Mandy Harwood - Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley - Reviewed by Belinda Hermawan ...
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Theatrical gold

Theatrical gold

Review: The Merry Widow - West Australian Opera - His Majesty's Theatre - 15 July - Reviewed by Leon Levy ...
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Montages: More than just a supercut

Montages: More than just a supercut

Review: Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015 - Artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg - Wanneroo Gallery - Reviewed by ...
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Saltbush

Choreographed by light

Review: Saltbush Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 12 July 2017 Reviewed by Nina ...
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The Arrival

A strange and beautiful ride

Review: The Arrival - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre - The Dolphin Theatre, University of Western Australia - 5 July - ...
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A powerful punch: Good Little Soldier

A powerful punch: Good Little Soldier

Review: Good Little Soldier Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and The Farm Subiaco Theatre Centre 9 July Reviewed by Nina Levy ...
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A most rewarding puzzle

A most rewarding puzzle

Review: Rubik, Elizabeth Tan - Published by Brio Books - Reviewed by Belinda Hermawan - Despite being an unorthodox story-telling ...
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Dark, disturbing depiction of dysfunction

Dark, disturbing depiction of dysfunction

Review: The Eisteddfod, Black Swan State Theatre Company - Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA - 28 June 2017 ...
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Young musicians impress

Young musicians impress

Review: Concerts at One: John XXIII College -  St George’s Cathedral -  21 June 2017 -  Review: Leon Levy Lunchtime ...
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