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On a dark stage a spotlight shines on a woman in a long blue dress lying on a bench, with three women kneeling beside her with white headdresses Operatic enlightenment
Reviews

Operatic enlightenment

8 April 2022

An ambitious reworking of Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta sheds light on the experience of living with disability. But Rosalind Appleby says it comes at a cost.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
Carla Adams, Yearning and Longing, 2022, polyester cord, acrylic eyes, lava stone and glass beads. 32 x 27cm each. Two faces, made of pink coiled cord What to SEE: May gig guide
What to SEE

What to SEE: May gig guide

7 April 2022

Wondering what to SEE this May? Check out Seesaw Mag’s new gig guide for the hottest tips across theatre, music, dance, visual arts and more!

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
Features

Cream of the crop 2021

15 December 2021

Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
A woman sings on stage dressed in a shimmering green and silver long dress and headdress. She is surrounded by a large group of performers, many of them dressed in animal and bird costumes Ancient tale carries language revival
Reviews

Ancient tale carries language revival

4 October 2021

A creation story and a powerful First Nations cast provide the perfect vehicle to bring the Noongar tongue to a new audience, as Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewers Emma and Liliane Wadley discover.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
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Podcasts

Your Arts Playground: October

28 September 2021

Wondering what to SEE in WA in month? From circus to opera, craft to literary fiction, the October episode of Seesaw’s podcast, Your Arts Playground, has you covered!

Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
Three paper puppets of Australian native animals in front of a cream paper backdrop Spring gig guide for kids
Kids

Spring gig guide for kids

16 September 2021

Spring in Perth offers the very best range of arts events for children. Check out our gig guide for your next fabulous family experience.

Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
A man in tights and wearing an emu puppet stands on a circular stage surrounded by a cardboard bush set and various props How the arts equip children for life
Features

How the arts equip children for life

7 September 2021

Why do children need the arts? AWESOME Festival director Jenny Simpson says the arts are fundamental to the development of children, help teenagers stay sane and keep on giving for adults too.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
Matthew Lester as Beppe, Paul O'Neill as Canio, Emma Matthews as Nedda, Simon Meadows as Tonio in Pagliacci.Pic JamesRogers Three men and a woman are posed around a small flight of steps; each is gesturing dramatically, three to the central man who has his arm raised and his mouth open as though mid-sing. The men wear casual cream suits, that look like they're made of linen, the central man wears an 80s style brown leather jacket. The woman wears a fitted red jacket and a long and full black skirt. Everyday tales of love and murder
Reviews

Everyday tales of love and murder

21 July 2021

Love, lust, betrayal and murder are all a part of “everyday life” in this highly successful double bill, writes Leon Levy.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
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Podcasts

Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

30 June 2021

Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
hazy orange light bathes a conductor, orchestra and soloists. Behind the stage organ pipes glow in the light Collaboration brings out the best
Reviews

Collaboration brings out the best

17 May 2021

Stuffy traditions are pushed aside in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah which Sandra Bowdler says is brought to life with imagination and solid musical values.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio