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Thursday 10 January 2013
Art Arts Featured

the sugar mountain festival 2013: forces x antony hamilton

Grace Carroll
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‘Melbourne is the epicentre of interesting dance and music’ observed choreographer Antony Hamilton during our interview. It seems fitting, then, that Melbourne is the home of the Sugar Mountain Music and Art Festival, which will take place at the Forum Theatre on January 19. I recently had a chat with Hamilton to discuss his collaboration…
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Wednesday 12 December 2012
Art Arts Featured

opera review: ‘salome’

Grace Carroll
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Opera is one of those things you either love or hate. For most members of Gen-y, the latter view prevails; we have all heard the jokes of ‘fat lady singing’ and the likes. Yet, if there was ever an opera to challenge the view of the genre as out-dated and inaccessible, Opera Australia’s production of Salome…
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Art Arts

review: ‘ballet & fashion’

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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The world of the ballet meets high fashion in the sumptuous new exhibit at Melbourne’s NGV International, Ballet & Fashion. Celebrating the close relationship between renowned local and international designers and ballet, the exhibit explores the blurred line between the costumes and haute couture. Launched in conjunction with 50th birthday celebrations for the Australian Ballet,…
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Wednesday 15 August 2012
Arts

interview: serena chalker, choreographer, improviser, performer & co-director

lip magazine
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Serena Chalker is a choreographer, improviser, performer, and the co-director of Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT). She’s part of Sydney Fringe Festival’s Life in Miniature. This dance piece is set and performed in a caravan to an intimate audience of 5 people at a time, and looks at the lives of two travellers. Lets…
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Sunday 29 April 2012
Opinion

the power of dance

Kaylia Payne
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From year eight until year ten I only ate intermittently. Of course, by year eleven it had gotten to the point where I had stopped eating all together. Needless to say I did not have a positive relationship with my body. I didn’t like it because it ran into things, couldn’t catch or throw, and…
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Wednesday 22 December 2010
Arts Culture Featured Opinion

Too fat for a ballerina?

Rebecca Howden
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Plenty of women would kill to look like Jenifer Ringer. The 37-year-old ballerina is slim, toned and healthy, with a million-watt smile, and something about her that just seems to sparkle. But according to New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay, this beautiful woman ‘looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many’ in her…
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Wednesday 4 August 2010
Art Arts

En pointe

Rebecca Howden
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I was never coordinated enough for ballet or dancing of any kind, but my taller, thinner, more graceful older sister was pretty seriously into it between the ages of four and sixteen. Her whole life was dedicated to dancing- every different style you can think of, classes every day, that sort of thing. And although…
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Monday 1 September 2003
Arts Memoir

my secret life: the army of ballet

Michelle Yan
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This piece first appeared in issue three of Lip. Age five was the first time I stepped out onto the parquetry of the ballet studio. Excitement, wonderment and joy filled me. I was dressed in a pretty white leotard and skirt, pink ballet shoes and my hair in piggy tails with colourful ribbons. All this…
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