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

Adelaide Festival 2020: Between Tiny Cities

Where: Lion Arts Factory When: 2 Mar 11 am, 1:30pm and Wed 4 Mar, 11:00am, 7:00pm How much: $29 – $39 The audience gathers around a circle drawn around the main area of the Lion Arts Centre, as we wait eagerly for our dancers to emerge, suddenly two spring to life at opposite ends of the space. The two male dancers, Aaron Lim from Darwin and Erak Mith … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Between Tiny Cities

Adelaide Festival 2020 Review: Requiem

In the 2020 Adelaide Festival’s opera centrepiece, Italian director, playwright and designer Romeo Castellucci takes on Mozart’s Requiem. Bringing together an impressive array of performers, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian Dance Theatre, a choir of 36 and soloists including Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor), and David Greco (bass), and staged in the Festival Theatre, this is a production of truly grand scale. Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020 Review: Requiem

Adelaide Festival 2020: Dance Nation

Who: State Theatre Company of South Australia Where: Scott Theatre in the University of Adelaide When: 26 Feb – 7 Mar How much: $39 – $79 Dance Nation brings in the State Theatre Company’s 2020 season with this energetic and wild production about prepubescent teens striving for perfection in their dance troupe, somewhere in the USA. When Zuzu is chosen to inhibit the spirit of Ghandi … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Dance Nation

Adelaide Festival Review 2019: Ulster American

What: Ulster American Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: Fri 15 March (6pm), Sat 16 March (4pm & 9.30pm), Sun 17 March (5pm) Cost: $79 (Standard), $67 (Friends), $64 (Concession), $40 (Under 30) The seemingly cosy apartment of a West End theatre director transforms into a pressure cooker following the unveiling of caustic truths and uncomfortable realisations. In the same vein as David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and David … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Review 2019: Ulster American

Adelaide Festival 2018 Review: In the Club

What: In the Club Who: State Theatre Company of South Australia When: 23rd February – 18th March Where: Odeon Theatre, Norwood How much: $34.00 – $76.00 (see site for full details) A heart beats stridently and the audience is submerged in darkness as light rain falls onto the stage, filling the stage floor with ankle deep water. A young woman, dressed for a wild night … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2018 Review: In the Club