Who Are We Now?
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by Maddy Briggs
7h ago
In 2021–22, the British Council and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade undertook a joint initiative to re-examine the relationship between the two countries through a program of cultural exchange. Helen Salmon, the Director, British Council Australia, explains the aims of the UK /Australia Season to Jo Litson, and discusses how it continues to bear fruit. The 2019 Belvoir and Co-curious production of Counting and Cracking. Photo © Brett Boardman When a friend of Helen Salmon observed that Australia and the UK are “the two most distant but closes ..read more
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On Stage: the events you need to see in July 2024
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by Maddy Briggs
7h ago
Classical Music West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Eroica Composed in 1804, Beethoven’s Eroica was originally titled Bonaparte, but when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the composer erased the name from his score in disgust. Find out how this extraordinary work changed the face of the classical symphony forever when Maestro Asher Fisch presents Discover: Beethoven on 4 July. The concert program also includes Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and, on 5 and 6 July only, acclaimed Italian violinist Francesca Dego makes her WASO debut, playing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto o ..read more
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The July 2024 issue of Limelight is now available
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by William Jeffery
7h ago
Play Video about Limelight July 2024 The July 2024 issue of Limelight is now available online, with hard copies on their way to those with a print subscription. Click below to go straight to the issue, or continue on to find out what’s inside. July 2024 A Tale Retold The history of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka and its new Australian production. by Jansson J. Antmann Still Stepping Out People are dancing into their 90s, so what keeps them moving? by Jill Brown Poetry and Music The connections between verse and music across the ages. by James Antoniou Who Are We Now? The ongoin ..read more
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A New Turn
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by Maddy Briggs
7h ago
Since its establishment in 2014, the Hayes Theatre Co has been an invaluable addition to Sydney’s musical theatre scene, with directors and designers seizing the opportunity to stage shows in fresh, inventive ways in the intimate 111-seat venue. Next month, the Hayes will stage its first opera – Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw – produced and directed by Craig Baldwin. Sophie Salvesani and Kanen Breen. Photo © Maryna Rothe As a teenager, Baldwin studied classical singing and composition, and considered applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Instead, he moved ..read more
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Read the July 2024 issue of Limelight
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by William Jeffery
7h ago
Play Video about Limelight July 2024 The July 2024 issue of Limelight is now available online, with hard copies on their way to those with a print subscription. The PDF version can be found further down this page. Features A Tale Retold The history of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka and its new Australian production. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $4 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in The post Read the July 2024 issue of Limelight appeared first on Limelight ..read more
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The Last Train to Madeline (Fever 103 Theatre)
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by Jason Blake
2d ago
Callum Mackay’s The Last Train to Madeleine knows there’s nothing more fulfilling or as soul-destroying than first love. Anxious nights overthinking missed kisses, stolen glances at recess, loaded silences you regret never breaking … It’s a classic rite of passage that for many of us is doomed to be remembered alongside that of many other firsts: a first job,  apartment, date, trip overseas, or graduation. And, of course, that first heart break. It’s the stuff of ‘magic, nostalgia and dreams’, as Mackay writes in the show’s program, and this newest 80-minute two-hander from Fever 103 Thea ..read more
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Master Class (Ensemble Theatre)
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by jo.litson
3d ago
Written in 1995, Terrence McNally’s Broadway play Master Class was loosely inspired by a series of masterclasses that the great diva Maria Callas – known as La Divina to her fans – conducted at The Juilliard School in the early 1970s. Lucia Mastrantone and Elisa Colla in Master Class, Ensemble Theatre, 2024. Photo © Prudence Upton Her performance career is now over, but her ego is still very much in tact as she works with three vocal students – or “victims” as she puts it. Apparently, Callas displayed an exacting attention to technical detail in the masterclasses. Here, she is ruthlessly dem ..read more
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Curtains close on Darlinghurst Theatre Company
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by Maddy Briggs
6d ago
Darlinghurst Theatre Company has today been placed into voluntary administration and will cease all trading until further notice. The Eternity Playhouse, where Darlinghurst Theatre Company is resident company. Photo © Damian Shaw The company was established in 1993 by Glenn Terry. Known to locals as the Darlo, it has been housed at the Eternity Playhouse since 2013, after moving from the venue now used by Hayes Theatre Co. As recently as March this year, the company was searching for a new Executive Director. “Darlinghurst Theatre Company has weathered a ‘perfect storm’ where its future was ..read more
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Virginia Gay to helm Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2025
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by Jason Blake
1w ago
With a week of events still to be unveiled – including this year’s headline act, Patti LuPone – Adelaide Cabaret Festival has announced that Virginia Gay will return to the role of Artistic Director in 2025. Gay said she was “absurdly honoured” to continue her stewardship of the festival in what will be its 25th anniversary year. “This wonderful festival fills my heart so deeply and so truly, and it has been such a delight to tumble out into the foyers with you, see you glittering in all your finery, and excitedly jump up and down with you about what we’ve just seen,” said Gay. “I am first and ..read more
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Introducing the July 2024 issue of Limelight
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by jo.litson
1w ago
This month’s cover features the amazing Australian-born dancer, choreographer and writer Eileen Kramer, who is now 109. In 1940, she became an original member of Bodenwieser Ballet, Australia’s first modern dance company. She subsequently lived and worked overseas for 60 years before returning to Australia in 2013, at the age of 99, where she continued to make work as a centenarian. Her book Life Keeps Me Dancing was published last year. This month’s cover features 109-year old Eileen Kramer, who is still dancing as a centenarian. Photo courtesy of Sue Healey Extraordinary though Eileen Kram ..read more
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