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Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts

There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything. Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live. As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal. //   Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...

Opera Queensland and Circa partner to tell a tale of desire and risk in Orpheus and Eurydice!

Opera Queensland has partnered with internationally renowned contemporary circus company Circa to stage Christoph Gluck’s spellbinding opera from 24 October – 9 November 2019 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Playhouse. Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz directs the genre-crossing production that combines Gluck’s haunting score and the powerhouse vocals of counter tenor Owen Willetts (Orpheus) and soprano Natalie Christie Peluso (Eurydice) with the virtuosic ...

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX are bringing their new work Matrix to QPAC

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX present Matrix. Defined as a “cultural, social or political environment or context in which something develops”, Matrix is the result of an immersive creative development in Beijing in August and September, producing two new works by multi award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and the highly-acclaimed Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. EDC’s six ensemble members are joined on stage by the 14-strong company of LDTX ...

The star studded Hair the Musical to open at HOTA in just a few weeks!

HAIR, which also stars Queenslanders Matthew Manahan in the role of Claude and Angelique Cassimatis (Priscilla/Saturday Night Fever) as oxygen-conscious Jeanie, has already performed in Perth and Geelong to rave reviews and will head to Wyong, Wollongong and Sydney before concluding with two shows on the Gold Coast, on October 11 and October 12. HOTA’s Outdoor Stage provides the unique opportunity for the audience to experience the iconic tunes of HAIR (including Aquarius, Let the Sun ...

Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

A household name in her native country, Yang Liping has won huge international acclaim for her extravagant, breathtakingly visual dance works, blending Chinese aesthetics and modern expression in a distinctively personal movement language. Taking inspiration from Chinese and Tibetan symbols of nature, Yang Liping creates a preface and a coda framing Stravinsky’s totemic work as the second of three sections – Incantation, Sacrifice and Renewal. Parts I and III feature a new musical ...

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony’s masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. She combines personal stories with epic film and original pop songs, in a powerful, dark and joyous tour de force.   //   In 2016, Bryony nearly drowned. Postnatal breakdowns, an imploding relationship and an extremely sick child left her sitting beneath the waves hoping she could slowly turn to shell. Three years later and she is able to deal with life again. Who ...

Bitch on Heat is coming to the Brisbane Festival

Absurdist lip-synch meets high-camp performance art in this pop-fuelled critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent. Nothing is sacred as psycho-siren Leah Shelton, directed by UK provocateur Ursula Martinez, trawls through a Pandora’s box of ancient myths, porn, pop-culture, instructional records and revenge movie heroines. Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites. //   "★★★★★ - Smart and hilarious, Bitch On Heat doesn’t waste a single ...

Fangirls Theatre Review

Edna is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. Her object of desire is pop star Harry. He’s completely unobtainable but that does little to stop her compulsion. She and her girl friends all have the same crush, but Edna is not the type of girl to be easily denied. What starts out light and of good cheer turns dark as infatuation turns into obsession. First love often times knows no bounds and Edna is razor sharp in her wants. As things spiral out of control, the comments on ...

From Darkness Theatre Review

Anger and fear have created a divide that becomes filled with selfish outbursts and recriminating discourse. The love that exists is challenged and through the white noise of profanity and unchecked rage, beacons of light begin to burst through. This emerging flame of illumination emits from the spiritual centre that all humans possess but one that is slowly extinguished by a separation of one’s spiritual self. In this case it takes the distraction free focus of the young to empower ...

The Voice alumni to join the cast of FANGIRLS!

Created by and co-starring the edgy, charismatic young comedian, composer, playwright and Aussie IT girl, Yve Blake and featuring a score that’s equal parts Beyoncé concert, religious revival and dirty warehouse rave, Fangirls will make its world premiere in the Bille Brown Theatre in Brisbane on September 7, before opening in Sydney at Belvoir Theatre on October 12. A Queensland Theatre, Belvoir and Brisbane Festival co-production in association with the Australian Theatre for Young ...