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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 ...

The Midsummer Carnival is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month

In this twisted tale of love and hypnotism, nothing is as it seems as four young lovers are tangled together by a meddlesome mesmerist to the tune of gypsy jazz in a whirl of magic and mayhem. Weaving a tapestry of storylines, follow fairies into the fire of passions gone awry, or the farcical antics of the carnival Mechanicals and their side-splitting grande finale.   //   From the creators of Cluedo: The Interactive Game, The Midsummer Carnival is an immersive theatr...

Russell Brand – Recover Live Tour is coming to Australia early 2020

This 90-minute experience will introduce you to the system that saved his life, continues to save his sanity and will work for anyone who is willing to commit to it.   //   This is a program for living for those aspiring to be saints who have lived too long among demons. This is an alternative vision for life at a time devoid of real values and connection. This could be the thing you have been looking for and it’s weird that this is the way you’re going to find ...

Emerald City is coming to Brisbane this February

To celebrate this joint stage milestone, Williamson’s 1987 satire, Emerald City,  under the direction of outgoing Artistic Director Sam Strong, will open Queensland Theatre’s much-anticipated 50th Anniversary Season from Saturday 8th February to Saturday 29th February 2020 in the Playhouse, QPAC. Says Sam Strong, “I have wanted to direct this play for many years. Over half a century David has written many extraordinary plays but Emerald City must rank as his finest comedy. It is ...

The Mormons are coming back to Brisbane!

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, and around Australia, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.   //   ★★★★★ “The hottest tickets in town. I can’t wait to see it again.” The Age “Profane, potty mouthed and ...