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This esteemed collective from the northern French city of Lille pushes the limits of physical ability and brings poetry to the body in motion with daring, gasp-inducing stunts. The 22 acrobats will make your jaw drop in wonder as they catapult each other through the air or create multi-storey human towers of power.
If all these musicians stick to their word, we’re going to have a very busy year.
James Vincent McMorrow is an artist that simply needs to be witnessed live to fully appreciate his art.
Inua Ellams' natural abilities as a storyteller and poet turns a one-man autobiographical show into an intimate, striking conversation. Plays like this are vital, as they put a face and story to the oft-dehumanising facts and figures spouted by the media and politicians.
I have seen more artists live than I can count... And of the lot, I think it’s safe to say that Explosions in the Sky just became the best to date.
The Year I Was Born attempts everything, and gets everything right. It's a striking piece of theatre that opens your eyes to the injustices and struggles faced by people across the globe.
We got the chance to interview the one-and-only Explosions in the Sky ahead of their February 16 show at the Perth International Arts Festival. Our discussion covered their latest album (2016's The Wilderness), the highlights of their career and much more, read all about it here!
In a rude contradiction to the film’s title, the character of Barney Thompson never quite reaches the lofty heights of his prescribed ‘legend’ status.
Little Simz kept the melody sweet, bass low, and lyrics forceful, solidifying her position as a force to be reckoned with, taking the title of King. Not Queen, because "women can be kings".
Based on a true story, X + Y is a touching, beautiful and absolutely endearing experience. The acting is impeccable, bringing the character’s to life and allowing the audience to really relate to their hardships.
A modern day interpretation of the Bible's most famous parable, the tale of Job, Leviathan is a stinging rebuke of the systemic corruption that underpins modern Russia, told through the collapse of a family and the downward spiral of its patriarch.
In addition to being an engrossing character study, Human Capital is also a searing indictment of capitalist greed - from the perspectives of its wealthy perpetrators, as well as the people who idealize it.
As the end credits for this film started to scroll up the screen, nobody moved. Everyone was glued to their seats in stunned silence. Short Term 12 is an emotional roller-coaster that strikes the perfect balance between its affecting screenplay, assured direction, and unflinchingly honest performances from its talented cast.
The film stars Emmanuelle Devos, whose portrayal of Leduc is simply astonishing. The life of Violette Leduc was a tumultuous one, and every moment of pain is felt through the brilliant and emotionally bare portrayal by Devos.
It's not just RnB songs too, as generally popular “white” bands like Nirvana, Radiohead and Daft Punk have also become signifiers for producers of black music, and their tracks were covered spectacularly at the Garden.
Finally! Someone creates a dance performed on a large scale mattress. As chaotic as that may seem, the Beijing Dance Theatre has truly mastered the concept.
If Wire had advertised a Pink Flag tribute/memorial tour they'd be selling this joint out and headlining arts festivals like this. Their live shows are maybe the worse for it, lacking the kind of fan interaction that setting craves
Well, if you don’t know what/who/why Spinning Top is then I feel you have been failed by yourself. This little (but probably now larger) Fremantle based label has been quietly building a roster enviable by larger lamer labels.
It may be a recreation or remix of the album in a live setting by people not remotely involved in producing it, but also it's neither of those things and they play Beatles tracks like its nothing and Itunes didn't have a wild battle with them just to be able to legitimately sell their stuff. This shit is complex.