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Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 5:17pm

Tell us about your show. Fox Poncing gives you a taste of everything; music theatre, electro, triple j Unearthed indie new folk, post punk. Also – band. ‘Fox’ because ginger, feral pest and ‘poncing’ because glittering cabaret show pony. 
 
When was the idea for the show born? I wanted to write songs– no big theme, no big idea – just songs. Then it morphed into a show with a heart...

Posted 26 Mar 2017 @ 8:14pm

What is your show about? Soap is a variety show with acrobatic, musical and comedy acts set in and around bathtubs. It’s a high energy romp through the bathroom and – though it may sound a bit cliché – it really does have something for everyone.
 
What inspires you about MICF? As a show from Europe, it’s always great to play a festival because you immediately feel connected to other...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:24pm

Chunky Move and Malthouse Theatre’s ANTI—GRAVITY is the creative force to be reckoned with amongst the programs of Asia TOPA and Dance Massive. We talked to the Artistic Director of Chunky Move, Anouk van Dijk, about her dynamic collaboration with visual artist and filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen and their new piece reflecting the elusive, transformative nature of clouds.

 

It was the...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:49pm

 

Caliban is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with a focus on the threat of climate change. What inspired this creative direction? The director, Dave Kelman pitched the Ensemble the idea, but set in the Pacific Islands.  I didn’t realise climate change was real, until there was this post of the Samoan president saying “Please help us. We’re sinking.” That’s what motivated me...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 1:13pm

Sorry God, you were relegated to Fleur Kilpatrick's laptop trash can. “I very briefly wrote in God in one draft, God said about three lines and I wrote God out again”, the award-winning playwright tells Beat of her latest work.

 

Bible stories have captured her imagination in recent times, with Kilpatrick currently writing her way through a trilogy of plays about religion and...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 1:00pm

Spontaneity is an invaluable tool for keeping theatre performances fresh and captivating, and this is particularly the case when it comes comedy. Tourette’s syndrome makes UK theatre-maker Jess Thom neurologically unable to stay on script, which means unpredictability and spontaneity are rampantly present in her show Backstage in Biscuit Land.

 

Biscuit Land will have its...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 2:32pm

Not meaning to be salacious, but it’s all sexy and disruptive over at Malthouse. Malthouse’s 2017 program picks up the 2016 trend of theatre as provocateur and bolts with it. The fact that the company’s program is the antithesis of staid theatre is, in no small degree, due to Malthouse’s artistic director Matthew Lutton’s deft and bold leadership.

 

Lutton is...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:14pm

Get ready to throw away every preconception you might have about poetry when you read Dorothy Porter’s work. The late Aussie poet’s work isn’t the stuff of daffodils and clouds – it’s about flesh, sweat, sex, passion, love, obsession, murder, intrigue and death. Read Porter’s workon public transport and you risk blushing, but it’s as beautiful and evocative as it is erotic – and now Kiwi...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 2:29pm

The music of internationally renowned musician Tim Finn and the poetry of lauded writer Dorothy Porter will intertwine in a new production for Malthouse Theatre. 

 

Originally conceived by Porter and Finn in 1995 as a rock concert album, this collaboration of two incredible artists has finally found its way to the stage of an intimate performance of songs about love, sex and...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 9:11pm

 

Mulatu Astatke has continued to be embraced by young generations of music fans, and not solely for the classic 1970s records that laid the foundation for Ethio-Jazz. His collaboration with UK collective The Heliocentrics in 2009 was a resounding success, showing an interest in experimentation and modern sounds unexpected in a gentleman of his years.
 
His latest...

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