GLASS

It’s been over a year since I last wrote a dance review, even longer since I myself was on stage, and while I detest writing in the first person, as…

THE SEEN & UNSEEN

A mesmerising convergence of contemporary Indonesian dance and physical storytelling, The Seen and Unseen is adapted by Indonesian artist Kamila Andini from her internationally acclaimed film of the same name….

DADDY

Daddy is a performance that dazzles as it simultaneously balances upon a razor-sharp edge of wit and heartbreak. In a manner that few performers ever manage to fully realise, Daddy is a deft…

ARE YOU READY?

The biggest popstar of the Philippines has been kidnapped, and it’s up to a ragtag squad of fans to bring her back. They’ll brave rooftop chases, mystic rituals, knife fights…

WAR HORSE

After six years as a critic, and having seen what would be thousands of shows, it is rare that I should walk out at interval. But for this – the…

TOKEN ARMIES

Token Armies is an immersive experience, but is it a successful one? Having witnessed the preview and opening night performance, some of the magic that was first there is now nowhere…

GRAND FINALE

Very few shows deserve standing ovations, but Grand Finale deserved every second of the 10-minute standing ovation it received on the second night of its Melbourne International Arts Festival season….

TWO SHOWS / WORLDS APART

The Melbourne International Arts Festival 2019 presents two works at the Malthouse that may seem worlds apart but share many similarities: Brimful Of Asha and Grey Rock. They both deal with cultures that…

SPLIT

In a festival program which says as much about the state of dance, as it does our current consumption of dance, this year’s Melbourne Festival have chosen to re-mount three…

RITE OF SPRING

Yang Liping, last presented Under Siege, as part of Melbourne Festival in 2017, and while this most recent works bares many of the choreographers trademarks, it is lacking in the strengths that marked…