In this year of spectacles, the biggest, if not unequivocally the best, has been saved to last. Cavalia, the Canadian equestrian show, is ensconced under its massive complex of white big tops at Belmont and selling through December (although the removalists haven't been booked until late January).December 6, 2013, 9:25 am
SDS1 is a movement-based solo performance about the art of football (or soccer, in the Australian vernacular).November 29, 2013, 2:15 pm
Time is short, and yours is precious, so let's not beat about the bush. I suggest you finish reading this review, put a hold on anything else you may be doing, and immediately secure tickets to one of the three remaining performances of Kneehigh's glorious Brief Encounter at the Regal. You'll be so glad you did.November 29, 2013, 1:09 pm
At its second and final performance in Perth, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra featured Yefim Bronfman as soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 to which he brought fascinating new insights.November 25, 2013, 12:03 pm
Bliss is that ideal, transcendental state that is so much greater than ecstasy or elation. It is a theme ripe for artistic engagement because art is often concerned with questions of beauty and depth of existence and experience.November 25, 2013, 11:07 am
In the opening moments of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, the spotlight is on the double basses and cellos playing a sinister-sounding series of notes. More often than not, these low-register measures come across as a blur, the unpleasant sonic equivalent of sludge.November 25, 2013, 9:07 am
New Zealand choreographer Russell Kerr is renowned for his ability to depict personality on stage. Sure enough, his 1999 ballet Peter Pan, staged in Perth for the first time by West Australian Ballet, is a kaleidoscope of colourful characters.November 25, 2013, 8:59 am
Like all modern heroes, Bruce is a complicated guy. Well, maybe not "guy" exactly. Bruce is a complicated chunk of mattress foam with eyes stuck in it and a pair of disembodied, white-gloved hands. Sometimes three.November 22, 2013, 9:06 am
George Soros, the American multi- billionaire financier, the man who broke the Bank of England, has two rare distinctions. To the fury of Mr Murdoch's media minions, he devotes much of his time and abundant capital to left-wing and progressive causes. He's also one of the thousand or so people in the world who are native Esperanto speakers.November 21, 2013, 2:57 pm
Since the 1990s there has been a resurgence of interest in burlesque as a performance extravaganza, full of spectacle, glamour, titillation and the occasional hint of political satire.November 21, 2013, 2:53 pm
As the name implies, this is Standing Bird's second incarnation, Sally Richardson's original having been presented at PICA in 2012. Again, Jacqui Claus' performance is a tour de force. Such was the spell cast by Standing Bird 2's solo performer and co-creator that I barely shifted in my seat for the hour of the performance.November 19, 2013, 11:17 am
Michael McIntyre seemed genuinely surprised at the size of the crowd that greeted him at Perth Arena on Friday night.November 18, 2013, 4:57 pm
Young Argentinian-born cellist Sol Gabetta is the kind of artist who will keep the classical music industry alive.November 17, 2013, 12:30 pm
With big eyes and heavy sidelong gazes, the fey characters in Lauren Wilhelm's paintings command attention. They inhabit a land of horse and hare, feline and feathered friends and their fashion echoes these animal companions.November 15, 2013, 8:14 pm
What we have here is the Australian touring production of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic 1949 musical adaptation of James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific.November 15, 2013, 6:27 pm
Don't you love that Scottish brogue? Wouldn't life be interesting if it were narrated by Peter Capaldi and starred Billy Connolly?November 15, 2013, 3:34 pm
DANCENovember 7, 2013, 5:02 pm
DANCENovember 7, 2013, 5:02 pm
PERFORMANCENovember 2, 2013, 4:22 am
Nearly 10 years ago leading jazz musician Paul Grabowsky crossed the Roper River, one of the great waterways of northern Australia, to pitch his tent in the Arnhem Land community of Ngukurr.October 31, 2013, 8:13 am
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