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Thursday 25 June 2015
Film

essential bergman: selected by david stratton at the acmi

Jade Bate
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David Stratton grew up in England where his love for cinema began in his teenage years. After devouring all he could of American and British cinema, he saw one of his first foreign language films when he was 16. That film was Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night, a comedy inspired by Oscar Wilde….
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Tuesday 9 June 2015
Arts Theatre

miss adelaide everheart presents early burly burlesque: interview

Jessie Adams
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As a bit of a burlesque beginner, I attended The Butterfly Club on Friday the 29th of May to catch Miss Adelaide Everheart’s Early Burly Burlesque variety show. After a dazzling showcase of comedy, tease, and the most magical, well fitted g-strings from three very talented performers, I sat down with Miss Adelaide Everheart herself…
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Friday 5 June 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time travelling songstress: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Bobbie-Jean sends the audience plummeting head-first into a time warp, with her enchanting debut cabaret Tales of a Time Travelling Songstress, which was showcased at The Butterfly Club last weekend. This talented cabaret artist is responsible for writing and producing the play as well. I travelled through a decade-spanning journey interweaving love stories, lovely songs, heart breaks, dances…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time-travelling songstress: interview with bobbie-jean henning

Bridget Conway
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Music theatre graduate Bobbie-Jean Henning is bringing her debut cabaret show Tales of a Time-Travelling Songstress to Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club on the 27th-31st of May. I caught up with her before her five-night long trip down musical theatre lane, and found out what makes this talented lady tick. What inspired you to study musical…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

adult fairy party: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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A children’s party for adults. What better way to evoke your inner child than by dressing up in glitter and flocculent wings! The Adult Fairy Party, a comical cabaret hosted at the The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, contrasts the stark reality of adulthood to childhood dreams and fantasies. By engaging the audience in an array…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

feminerd the cabaret: review

Tiana Osborne
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I declared myself a nerd when I was only young, discovering the wonders of sci-fi, the exhilarating breathlessness of awesome adventures, but also the heartbreak of discrimination within nerd culture. So when I heard about a one woman show focusing on the feminist fight of us nerds, of course I was interested. Feminerd: The Cabaret,…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Art Arts

moving backwards into the future: review

Clara Borg
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Are you interested in history, politics, and art? Looking for something fun and educational to do on the weekend? The Ian Potter Museum of Art is currently housing a collection dedicated to the creative expression of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, in an exhibition entitled Moving Backwards into the Future. As a first-generation white Australian,…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Arts Comedy

ruby wax sane new world: review

Ad Hoc
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My current thesis was once described by a kindly reviewer as like ‘watching somebody psycho-analysing themselves,’ and I would call that a pretty accurate observation of my mode of research. It is an intense picking apart of ‘me-ness,’ that is the well-trodden reflexive testing ground of the mentally askew. My research considers ways that trauma…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Music

album review: pretend you’re mine, pearls

Tessa Ryan
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Melbourne band Pearls has just released an album that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners. For a debut album to make such a bold statement about a band’s identity is a huge achievement in itself, but Ellice, Cass and Ryan have made the task seem a lot easier than it probably is. Seemingly…
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Sunday 8 March 2015
Featured Feminism Music

Women of Soul and the DVRCV unite for International Women’s Day

Marissa Paine
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To coincide with International Women’s Day, Melbourne collective Women of Soul have released ‘Women Got Soul’, their first single available for purchase on the group’s Bandcamp page. During the month of March, all funds from the sale of the single will go to the Domestic Violence Resource Center Victoria, an invaluable organisation that will benefit…
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Friday 6 March 2015
Arts news Theatre

nothing to lose: placing fat bodies front and centre

lip magazine
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Smashing stereotypes about fat bodies, Nothing to Lose is the critically acclaimed dance production by Force Majeure that opens at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre next week after a sold out premiere season at the Sydney Festival. Artistic Director of Force Majeure, Kate Champion says: ‘My interest in working with bigger bodied, fat dancers has been in…
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
Featured Feminism Theatre

v-day melbourne 2015: the vagina monologues

Josephine Mandarano
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Eve Ensler’s still-controversial – and bloody brilliant – The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all over the world since its New York City debut in the mid ’90s. It has sparked conversation, debate, and revere, and this weekend, in honour of the grassroots social justice movement it inspired – V-Day – The Vagina…
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Wednesday 7 January 2015
Arts Music Theatre

the misadventures of miss bouzy rouge

lip magazine
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    After a successful season premiere at Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club, hit cabaret show, The Misadventures of Miss Bouzy Rouge, is back for another rollicking good time from Thursday 8th, Friday 10th and  Sunday 11th of January. Written and performed by Sarah Goussé, and accompanied by  Daniele Buatti, this one woman show explores universal themes…
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Thursday 30 October 2014
Art Arts Fashion

the fashion world of jean paul gaultier

Audrey K Hulm
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  From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective currently showing at the NGV International is to put it bluntly, pretty damned amazing. On entering the media preview, I watched a very pretty boy, in an elegant floppy black felt hat, denim overalls and studded black boots begin to cry and tell…
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