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Don Quixote | Australian Ballet

Copyrighted to Australian Stage. The Australian Ballet’s 2013 production of Don Quixote opened tonight to a full and very appreciative Melbourne audience. A favourite among generations of ballet lovers, this Spanish romance is complete with rapscallions, gypsies, lovers and of course, faithful side-kicks. Unfortunately, the performance began on a rather wobbly note, and with the exception of the principals, the company seemed to…

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Terrain | Bangarra

If there was a single word to describe Bangarra’s latest production, and Frances Rings’ first full length commissioned work, it would have to be strength. Rings’ previous work (including her 2010 work Artefact) has been noted for a sense of defined femininity that exudes warmth and a deep connection to the land.Terrain, while certainly retaining those elements, refuses to comply with expectations. This is a story told…

In Transit

In Transit

In Transit by Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson is a moving tribute to the late NZ actor, Martyn Sanderson. However, this powerful work of theatre is also much more. The performance begins with seven dancers accompanied by the commanding vocals of Milly Grant-Koria. The movements are slow, deliberate and exquisite and blend Pasifika and African influences to tell of a young man…

Of Earth and Sky

Of Earth and Sky | Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bangarra is a dance theatre company that visibly breathes. Lighting, soundscapes, imagery and movement come together to create a work of art that is both reflective and provocative. Shifting our gaze above, below and within, Of Earth and Sky is the start of a new cycle heralding Bangarra’s 21st year as Australia’s premier performing arts company into a brand new…

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