Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Who: Australian Dance Theatre Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre When: Final show Sunday 14 March 1.00 pm Tickets: here As the curtain rises on Supernature, the audience is transported into an eerie new world. Mysterious structures resembling cocoons and spider webs hang from the ceiling, while a jellyfish-like blob gently breathes and pulsates on the stage. At first, this world is also populated by recognizably human … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Who: Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet Where: Festival Theatre When: Final show Thursday 11 March 8.30pm Tickets: here It may feel like a lifetime ago, but it was only in mid-2019 that composer Bryce Dessner (of The National) and choreographer Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company) met in Paris to begin developing a new joint work. Both deeply affected by … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

A three day picnic utopia

What: Utopian StateWhere: Papershell FarmWhen: 27-29 December, 12pm-10pm Tickets: Here Last time Endless Grooves ran a party, it was the marvellous Dream Boat: Party on the Popeye, back in the era when we could still dance in enclosed little spaces. This December, the idyll continues in the great outdoors. Adelaide’s funkiest music collective is bringing the party to the almond orchards of Papershell Farm with … Continue reading A three day picnic utopia

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: How to Build a Girl

What: How to Build a Girl When: 24 October 5:00pm (last screening!) Cost: See website for details How to Build a Girl is based on the novel by Caitlin Moran of the same name. Set in the 1990s, it is about a journey of self-discovery, sexual experimentation and the idea of desiring more. It’s a narrative that has been explored before, that is intended to … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: How to Build a Girl

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: I Am Woman

What: I Am Woman When: 23 October 4:30pm (last screening) Cost: See AFF website for details Any liberal grandmother is going to eat this slice of nostalgia cake right up! I Am Woman has pockets of greatness and leaves you feeling empowered, but unfortunately, overall fails to balance its story and flesh out its messages.  The biopic unfolds in a formulaic and predictable manner in … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: I Am Woman

Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands

Where: Art Gallery of South AustraliaWhen: Exhibition spans 16 October – 31 January, Art Fair held over 4 – 6 December The Art Gallery of South Australia opens their annual Tarnanthi festival, with this year’s exhibition titled Open Hands. We were lucky enough to be at the preview and to hear a little more about how it came together.  On the title, Artistic Director Nici … Continue reading Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands

Collage Talks: Sundari Carmody

What: If the future is to be worth anything: 2020 South Australian Artist Survey Where: ACE Open When: 12 September – 12 December Who: Ten local South Australia’s artists, check them all out here Sundari’s work seeks to explore what lies just beyond our perception, things invisible to us – things of the ‘dark’. Her sculptural installation for ACE Open’s latest exhibition is no exception, … Continue reading Collage Talks: Sundari Carmody

Collage Talks: SONODA Music

I’ve been super fortunate to be given the opportunity to preview SONODA’s latest release, as well as have a small chat with the musical lead, Lisa. Following are a few thoughts, as well as some insight to Lisa’s creative processes in crafting ‘meditative pop’ into a genre. Based in Los Angeles, SONODA consists of group members: Lisa (vocals and synth among many other instruments), Adrian … Continue reading Collage Talks: SONODA Music

Collage Talks: Very Nice Massage

R: Hey, Very Nice Massage! Thanks for agreeing to discuss your upcoming album, Based On The Data, with me! Z: Hello Rachel! Thank you for having us! R: Please introduce yourselves! Z: My name is  Zach Stolz, I am one half of Very Nice Massage, and a musician living on Kangaroo Island and New York. C: My name is Chris Retsina, I am a musician … Continue reading Collage Talks: Very Nice Massage