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The Boundlessness of the instant

Returning to Australia from Paris after his South‐East Asian tour Joshua Hyde will be presenting a program of new music with the help of Leigh Harrold, Winnie Huang and Anna Camara. This group of highly acclaimed musicians will be playing…

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Café Scheherazade reviewed on Curtain Call

This review of Café Scheherazade was written by Andrew Fuhrmann on March 11 for Curtain Call. See it in its original context here.

This is a joy. It is a vast-hearted, gleeful riot of story, music, dance, wonderment and cake. It is a cosy transport from soulless metropolis to vibrant cosmopolis. It is an immersion into the twinned arts of memory and narration. It is a close encounter with profoundly mythical characters, survivors from another world, at once real and familiar to the present, but also fantastical, impossible in their courage.

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Atticus

Atticus has drawn players from Melbourne’s leading and emerging new music ensembles (Golden Fur, Quiver, Arcko) to create a string quartet dedicated to the highest quality performance of the world’s finest new music. This new ensemble seeks to create a…

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Review: Carnival of Mysteries on Theatre Notes

This review of Carnival of Mysteries was written by Alison Croggon for Theatre Notes. See it in its original context here.

One of my highlights so far is the wild and wicked Carnival of Mysteries at Fortyfive Downstairs. It’s the most extravagant so far of Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith’s explorations of burlesque, which are providing increasingly immersive experiences that they call “intimate spectacle”. I last saw them taking over La Mama with the sensory overload of their Triple Bill of Wild Delight: and what a blast that was. Those who saw that show will have an approximate idea of what to expect in Carnival of Mysteries: extravagantly staged passion, perverse and liberating sensual delight, sly comedy, nudity, and excess, excess and more excess. And dancing.

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Alexander Nettlebeck Trio

The Alexander Nettlebeck Trio played in the theatre last night. It was their first gig in their new line up, which comprised pianist Alexander Nettelbeck, bassist Jonathan Zion and drummer Simone White. "Full of life, energetic and undeniably talented, the…

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