October, 2013

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REVIEW: Rising | Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

, Oct 21, 2013

Aakash Odedra is a light on the hill in contemporary dance, and Rising shows off his exquisite style and light-footedness.
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REVIEW: The Rite Of Spring / Petrushka (Melbourne Festival) | Comedy Theatre

, Oct 15, 2013

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Set to the music of Stravinsky, Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre brings its animalistic dance works to the Melbourne Festival. It's fearless and fantastic.
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REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

, Sep 26, 2013

While local dance work Happy As Larry seeks to interpolate rather sophisticated concepts, international hit Stomp comes off as the more intelligent show.
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REVIEW: Cinderella | State Theatre, Melbourne

, Sep 25, 2013

You know the story, but Australian Ballet's production of the fairytale classic will still break your heart. Cinderella is exquisite from start to finish.
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REVIEW: Les Illuminations | The Studio, Sydney

, Sep 11, 2013

Add Benjamin Britten, Rimbaud, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Katie Noonan and eight of Sydney Dance Company's best for a magic night of theatre.
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REVIEW: iTMOi (in the mind of igor) | Drama Theatre, Sydney

, Sep 11, 2013

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring gets an imaginative modernisation from the internationally renowned Akram Kahn Company. It's a fitting celebration of a classic work.
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REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

, Sep 02, 2013

The national ballet company presents an exquisite double-bill in Melbourne and Sydney, showcasing some extraordinary athleticism by its principal dancers.
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REVIEW: Double Think | Seymour Centre, Sydney

, Sep 02, 2013

There were triumphant aspects to award-winning choreographer Byron Perry's double-bill Double Think, but it all left our critic a little underwhelmed.
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REVIEW: Wunderkammer | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

, Aug 22, 2013

An eerie circus seems to echo the ghosts of performances long past in Wunderkammer. But it's mixed with contemporary dance, vulgar humour and extraordinary athleticism.
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REVIEW: Breathing Monster | Cell Block Theatre, Sydney

, Jun 27, 2013

This is a monster alright. But not breathing. This listless French farce was practically dead on arrival at the National Art School in Sydney.
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REVIEW: Ballet Revolucion | Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

, Jun 25, 2013

Ballet Revolucion may not change the wider world. But it rocked our critic in Brisbane. The Cuban dance beat is infectious, the dancers beautiful, the theatrical party a lot of fun.
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REVIEW: Nederlands Dans Theater | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

, Jun 20, 2013

The Nederlands' world-renowned dance company exported four works to the Sydney Opera House to wow local dance fans. It's movement unlike anything seen in Australia before.
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REVIEW: Blak | Drama Theatre, Sydney

, Jun 17, 2013

A Bangarra work is not only more comprehensive than the sum of its parts, but endowed with and empowered by songlines still being drawn.
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REVIEW: The Bright Stream | Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

, Jun 13, 2013

For an audience it’s pure delight, for this is not a ballet with a meaningful plot, sinister characters, nor any underlying message. It’s simply about the joy of life.
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REVIEW: Le Corsaire | Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane

, Jun 07, 2013

Rather than dwell on the plot, it’s better to sit back and just luxuriate in the sheer magnificence of this performance, because it’s all here.
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REVIEW: G and Mah-Hah-Bone | Sydney Theatre and IPAC

, May 23, 2013

Two recent dance works packed a solid punch, but would both benefit from a dramaturgical fine-toothed comb: Australian Dance Theatre's G and Dansatori's Mah-Hah-Bone.
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REVIEW: Vanguard | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

, May 16, 2013

The Australian Ballet's Vanguard showcases works from George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian and Wayne McGregor. And two great performances out of three 'aint bad.
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REVIEW: Blak | Playhouse, Melbourne

, May 08, 2013

Blak intertwines stories of modern Aboriginal youth with traditional vistas to explore the life of boys and men. It's arresting in its choreography and design.
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REVIEW: Dance Better At Parties | Wharf 2, Sydney

, Apr 17, 2013

From a suburban dance studio a decade ago, Gideon Obarzanek brings his slice-of-life play to the Sydney Theatre Company. It's a charmingly clumsy tale.
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REVIEW: Don Quixote | Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

, Apr 17, 2013

Don Quixote emerges as about the most fun a dancer or dance devotee can have with tights on, or admiring them. It's old and new from the Australian Ballet.