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Boyle and Waters in Leotard at Metro Arts

Two performers. Dozens of vintage leotards. A million sequins. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?   //   Leotards reveal the truth of the body, underneath the most absurd layers of adornment. In LEOTARD, Boyle and Waters reveal the truths of these characters under their absurd adornment of mental sequins. Leotard is a timely exploration of the performance of womanhood via ...

The Australian Ballet The Happy Prince is coming to QPAC next month

The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.   //   The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning ...

The award winning cabaret Exposing Edith is coming to QPAC this March

This breathtaking show features classics such “La Vie En Rose”, “Padam” and “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” uniquely reworked using voice and acoustic guitar to create an exquisite mix of authentic, vintage French pop and contemporary sounds. Created and performed by Greg Wain on guitar and Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’ Michaela Burger on vocals, the songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who ...

Hayley Sugars – Songs of Desire is coming to the Opera Queensland Studio

Hayley’s impressive career includes contracts with the prestigious German companies Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Landestheater Coburg. While in Europe, Hayley performed some 15 roles, including Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – a performance for which she was named a finalist in Germany’s prestigious Der Faust Awards.   //   Since returning to Australia, Hayley has established herself as a loved voice ...

Contemporary dance and Indigenous culture intertwine in a powerful performance

As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, does the connection to our ancestry reveal a way forward? mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving. Looking back and moving forward with ...

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities Theatre Review

Pacing is all with Kurios and the ebb and flow of intensities is what keeps the interest of the audience on point. It would be easy to overwhelm them with the pure physicality of the endeavour, so mixing things up is a successful strategy. Some of the quieter moments are quite revealing to the performer's on-stage personas. There are a few of these dulcet moments that don’t work as successfully as others but seen in the context of the overall show, it gives onlookers a moment to catch ...

The Neighbourhood is coming to La Boite this February

The revelatory work tracks seven individual, real-life journeys from the experience of fleeing homelands, to seeking refuge and creating, fostering and discovering a new community (or neighbourhood) in Australia.   //   The Neighbourhood promises an evening of honest, authentic, and deeply moving theatre, imbued with a sense of hope, power and recognition. Written and co-created by the story-tellers themselves, The Neighbourhood traverses a range of story-telling ...

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is now playing at QPAC!

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist. To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.   //   Designed to ...

Amanda Palmer – There will be no Intermission is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

A triumphant return of an uncompromising artist, the unapologetic front-woman of The Dresden Dolls brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show down under. Fearless messages and intimate confessions, loaded with the drama of real life, this is the album her fans crowdfunded, and in return Palmer gives her all.   //   A master at making her personal observations and experiences universal to her broad fan base, join us as Palmer welcomes audiences into her world and ...

Circa’s Peepshow is coming to Brisbane this Summer!

Circa’s Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, lurching from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials.   //   Circa’s Peepshow combines some of the finest acrobatic talent on the planet to create a playfully exhilarating ride into the beautifully bizarre recesses of your ...