Adelaide Festival 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Who: Bangarra Dance Theatre/ Sydney Theatre Company What: Dance Theatre When: 15 – 18 March Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre More ticket information on Adelaide Festival website To my embarrassment, I was first introduced to the iconic Bangarra Dance Theatre through the award-winning documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra in 2020. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do soon – it’s as deeply … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Adelaide Fringe 2022: Garry Starr – Greece Lightning

What: Physical comedy When: Mar 5 until Mar 19 Where: The Kingfisher, Gluttony How much: $35, more details here When Garry Starr hits the stage with his curly hair, muscular frame, and lightning bolt nipples, it’s immediately apparent that you’re in for a raucous night with Greece Lightning. Having seen his show in 2019 I was already mentally prepped for an intense night of face-aching … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: Garry Starr – Greece Lightning

Adelaide Fringe Review: Different Now

Who: Annie and Lena When: until 6 March Where: Rhino Room Tickets: here Annie and Lena are different now. There are lots of differences. They’re 30. They have dyed their hair. All sorts of differences. The biggest one is they’re moving house; it’s time for them to live apart. We, the audience, are removalists, there to help the sketch comedy duo with their move. It … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review: Different Now

Adelaide Fringe 2022: Celestial Gardens: The Secret Sounds of Plants

Who: Sacred Resonance & In Search of the Divine What: Interactive installation When: Last night 27 February, get tickets and see more information on the Fringe site Where: Bicentennial Conservatory, Adelaide Botanic Garden I’ve always adored the idea of exploring the Botanic Garden at night, but never thought I’d get a chance to get lost in the wonderful world of the Bicentennial Conservatory after dark, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: Celestial Gardens: The Secret Sounds of Plants

Adelaide Fringe 2022: The Magicians’ Secrete Too: Magic Harder

Who: BEANS (Ben Bishop, Liam Cobain, Charlie Hamra, and Andre Vafiadis) What: Sketch comedy, for more info see The Magicians’ Secrete Too: Magic Harder When: Last show tonight 26 February, sold out but keep an eye out for BEANS next year! Where: Basement Bar, Hotel Richmond How much: $18 – $20 BEANS lured me into their 2022 show, a sequel of sorts to 2021’s The … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: The Magicians’ Secrete Too: Magic Harder

Adelaide Fringe 2022: Friendlyjordies: A Tale As Old As Rome

Who: Jordan Shanks, aka friendlyjordies What: Comedy/ Political When: His Adelaide Fringe season has ended, but friendlyjordies has upcoming live shows across Australia. Where: Top of the Ark, Arkaba Hotel It’s somehow weird to say, but I feel like I’ve grown up watching friendlyjordies. Since I first came across his Yilmaz content as a teenager, his Bachelor reaction videos have helped me get through early … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: Friendlyjordies: A Tale As Old As Rome

Review: Eureka Day

What: Eureka DayWho: State Theatre CompanyWhen: 16-27 NovemberWhere: Dunstan PlayhouseTickets: here Earlier today I, for probably the 600th time since March 2020, read a comments section I knew I shouldn’t. The State Government announced that all teachers, volunteers, and contractors will need to be vaccinated to attend schools and child care centres. I knew what I was getting in for. I knew it was going … Continue reading Review: Eureka Day

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 Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

What: The Surrogate When & how much: There are no further screenings of this film scheduled during the Adelaide Film Festival, but keep an eye out for other festivals or a wider release **This review contains some spoilers for The Surrogate (2020)** In my early undergraduate years, I wrote a research essay on gestational surrogacy for a summer school class on human rights. Wading through … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter

What: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra When: 24 October 8.45pm, 25 October 4.40pm (sold out), 29 October 6.00pm How much: see Adelaide Film Festival website for details Cultural advisory: this review contains references to Aboriginal people who have passed away. “Using our artform as our weapons is the way we have to fight.” – David Page Bangarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘making fire’. … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter