profiler feb 10, 2016
Get knotted! And enjoy it in the hands-on bondage performance of BUNNY. Or immerse yourself in the luscious entwinings of Dani Marti’s art at the Perth International Arts Festival. Or, yell it at the Australian Government for their cruel mishandling of the refugee crisis, the non-debate they’ve engineered on tax reform and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield’s Catalyst outcomes, revealed to be nothing more than the kind of work the Australia Council already funds.
Seduced by dancers Luke George and Daniel Kok’s BUNNY, Cleo Mees revels in its artistry and the freedom to bind and be bound in this Campbelltown Arts Centre dance commission.
Watch Spanish-Australian artist Dani Marti, a master of knots and maker of densely woven relief works, discuss Black Sun, his exhibition now showing at the Fremantle Arts Centre for the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival.
Australian Performing Arts Market Producer Dave Sleswick reveals how he’s keeping conversation about the arts and their social and cultural significance central to the forthcoming 2016 APAM in his Exchange program.
Keith Gallasch delivers the final instalment of his Sydney Festival coverage impressed by small-scale works of large import.
Watch this change.org video in which children on Nauru describe the appalling conditions in which they live and sign the GetUp! Let Them Stay petition.
Merrigong Theatre Company CEO Simon Hinton adds his voice to responses to the Dana Waranara conference, asking what new cultural, presentation and financial models are required to further Australian Indigenous dance.
Marrugeku’s much-praised Cut the Sky is strong on imagery but less than cogent with its loose hybridisation of forms writes Keith Gallasch.
Keith Gallasch sees a good idea in UK playwright David Grieg’s The Events, but is angered by its loaded scenario and lack of thematic follow through.
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The Family Law is satirical, self-deprecating, moving and downright funny. Enjoy the first series on DVD courtesy of Madman Entertainment.
realtime 131 feb-march 2016
gideon obarzanek: after glow
keith gallasch, chunky move’s gideon obarzanek, rt81
garry stewart: dance evolution in the age of robotics
erin brannigan, adt's devolution, rt71
lucy guerin: between temperature & temperament
jonathan marshall, rt52
rosalind crisp: a european future
erin brannigan, rt48
helen herbertson: the place where things slip
philipa rothfield, delirium, rt36
tess de quincey & stuart lynch: dancing the city
keith gallasch, compression 100, de quincey lynch, rt11
Daniel Kok, BUNNY, photo Chris Frape
Campbelltown Arts Centre, BUNNY, artists Daniel Kok (Singapore) and Luke George (Australia), lighting design Matthew Adey, House of Vnholy, dramaturgy Tang Fu Kuen, producers Tang Fu Kuen, Alison Halit; Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, 22-23 Jan
Read Cleo Mee's review.