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Sunday 30 August 2015
Art Arts

the horse: ngv exhibition review

Clara Borg
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Did you know that horse worship and cultism was a common facet of nomadic Eurasian cultures?  Or that in Indian mythology, the seven-headed horse Uchchaihshravas – translating roughly to either ‘long-ears’ or ‘neighing aloud’- was regarded a king of horses, and was the mount of the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain and thunderstorms? And…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts dance

finding centre: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Trisha Dunn, dancer and choreographer, establishes a sense of control and balance as she tries to make sense of the conflicting demands the world throws at her. Her show Finding Centre held at Gasworks Theatre is an exploration of universal struggle, trying to find centre with the physical, mental and spiritual state. Using stimulating visual…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts Books

melbourne writers festival 2015: women writing film

Jade Bate
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This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival kicked off on 21 August with a whole day dedicated especially to discussing women in the media and female writers. One of the events was Women Writing Film, in which Filmme Fatales editor Brodie Lancaster and film critic Rebecca Harkins-Cross discussed the role of women in film, both in front…
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Friday 14 August 2015
Arts Theatre

of mice and men: review

Jessica Oliver
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Showing at The Canberra Theatre Centre from August 6 – 9, Of Mice and Men is the dramatic retelling of John Steinbeck’s famous novella of the same name. Billed as a “compelling tale of friendship and survival”, the production captured the grittiness of Steinbeck’s original text and presented an exploration of dreams, delusions, sacrifice and…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Arts Music

rubber soul revolver: review

Bridget Conway
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I had the privilege of catching the Sydney instalment of The Beatles Live presents Rubber Soul Revolver at the Opera House this past weekend. The two+ hour long show ran through each and every song of The Beatles iconic albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Finishing off with two very special singles, the show was a…
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Friday 7 August 2015
Arts Theatre

what’s the matter with mary jane? review

Bridget Conway
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What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? is a powerful and heart wrenching one-woman show that’s been performed in various locations such as Melbourne, Hong Kong, and The Edinburgh festival, throughout its 20-year run. The show and the script have become a benchmark in schools and theatres alike for its truthful portrayal of what it’s like to…
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
Art Arts Theatre

underbelly arts festival: review

Bridget Conway
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  Underbelly Arts Festival began in 2007 as a response to the isolation that can often be felt when working as an artist, especially as an emerging artist. By showcasing emerging artists and focusing on experimental and contemporary art, the Underbelly Arts Festival does its best to live up to its name. It’s the underside of what…
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Monday 3 August 2015
Arts Theatre

detroit: review

Bridget Conway
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It’s awfully difficult to make me miss the place where I was born; Detroit Michigan, USA. Detroit is a place riddled with conflict. It’s a grey and uneasy place, and my memories of it are depressed and tangled, distraught and muddled. My family would always talk of the good times they had growing up there,…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

the desperettes: a lady’s guide to the art of being a wingman

Clara Borg
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Unlucky in love? Ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to the art of seduction? Have you grown tired of leaving the club alone, surrounded by hordes of people who all seem to be getting lucky, with you left watching on from the sidelines? Ever wished you had a foolproof method of acquiring—and keeping—company…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Arts Theatre

sweeney todd: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Sweeney Todd, the finale of Victoria Opera’s Sondheim trilogy, is a hair-raising Victorian-era tale. A homicidal barber, Sweeney Todd is blinded on a quest for revenge against the callous upper class society. He slits the throats of his clientele with the help of his seductive accomplice who bakes the victim’s flesh into pies. This gothic…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Arts Music

david bowie is: review

Ad Hoc
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  David Bowie Is, has finally opened at ACMI, and it is as visually and auditorily as sumptuous as you would expect from the man who has enthralled audiences through music, film and television for generations in just as many glittering and sometimes glum guises. In a time where reality shows churn out mediocre pop…
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Film TV

tv review: sense8

Katerina Paltoglou
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Directorial duo Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) have teamed up with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski to create a radical new Netflix Original: Sense8. Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Will, Riley, Capheus, Sun, Lito, Kala, Wolfgang, and Nomi. In the aftermath of the violent and tragic death of a…
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Arts

dark mofo: review

Ad Hoc
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Dark MOFO shines as Australia’s most highly anticipated arts event of the cold and miserly months, achieving this extraordinary feat in only three short years. In a time when our government is intent on squashing independent arts in Australia, I am personally thankful that MONA exists. The benevolent wealthy will potentially keep cultural life in…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
Art Arts

what i learnt from staring at a stranger at marina abramovic: in residence

Hollie Pich
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I’m staring at a stranger. He has a red-brown beard. He has a freckle under his right eye. His eyes are pale blue-grey, and fixed on mine. I’m not sure how long we’ve been looking at each other—long enough, certainly, that the cold has seeped through my jumper. It’s been long enough that I’m no…
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