Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Who: Australian Dance Theatre Where: Her Majesty‚Äôs 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: Medea

Medea has always been a source of fascination to me. I first read Euripides’ monstrous revenge text in high school, and remember having a heated debate with my teacher about whether Medea could be read according to feminist principles (I thought yes, she thought no). It always stuck in my mind after that. Maybe that, along with my lifelong love of fantasy lit, is why … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Medea

Adelaide Festival 2020: The Iliad – Out Loud

What: The Iliad – Out Loud Where: Scott Theatre (Uni of Adelaide) When: Sat 14/Sun 15 March How much: Full Cycle $117, Students $55, Single Parts $49, Students $20, tickets here This is not a piece about COVID-19 and the ethics of going out during a pandemic. Government advice is that mass gatherings should stop from tomorrow, Monday 16 March (although your local Collage-ians are … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: The Iliad – Out Loud

Adelaide Festival 2020: Two Crews

Two dance crews face off across a bare stage. Lady Rocks (Paris) and Riddim Nation (Sydney) are preparing for battle. They gently taunt each other, waiting for the other side to give in and start the first round — a game familiar to anyone who has watched or participated in a street dance battle. Once the first performer crosses the threshold onto the dance floor, we are quickly transported along an intense physical journey from confrontation to playfulness to cooperation. Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Two Crews