Reviews

Isabelle Leclezio revels in Akram Khan's 'Junglebook reimagined', which begins its tour of Australia at the Perth Festival.

Alana Kildea attended the WA Ballet's popular outdoor summer season as well as some classes at the free public program, Perth Moves.

Geraldine Higginson reviews two dance highlights: Marrugeku's 'Mutiara' and Goeteborg Operans Dance Company's double bill.

The first two weeks of the Sydney Festival saw performances from as far afield as Brazil and Northern Ireland take place alongside several Australian world premieres, giving this year’s festival a truly international feel, writes Geraldine Higginson.

It is really a genius move to leverage the appeal and Aussie flavour of such a well-loved story and at the same time hand the young dancers some wonderful opportunities to interpret these favourite characters, writes Susan Bendall.

Artistic Director Li Cunxin proved the nay-sayers wrong when he instigated this annual event, writes Denise Richardson.

New Zealand School of Dance end-of-year performance seasons are therefore always keenly awaited, writes Denise Richardson.

This double bill of Frederick Ashton's works makes for a satisfying night of ballet, filled with lush costumes, scintillating music and a range of vividly drawn roles for the dancers, writes Geraldine Higginson.

Australasian Dance Collective (ADC) has again pushed the envelope with its latest work, writes Denise Richardson

Geraldine Higginson reviews two similar sounding but very different works.

Last week AUSTI. Dance and Physical Theatre took to the stage of the Bruce Gordon Theatre at Wollongong’s IPAC (Illawarra Performing Arts Centre) with three short new works by emerging Australian choreographers.

This year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival promised to be bigger and better than ever, with 500 shows and experiences on offer; choosing what to see over the 19 days of the festival is a bewildering experience.

Architect of the Invisible is a wonderfully complex choric work from dance-maker Raewyn Hill featuring twenty-three dancers weaving, pulsing, shaking and rising together, before scattering in coils and lines to come together again.

A return season by Queensland Ballet of the smash-hit Strictly Gershwin has been on the wish list for many, ever since its sell-out season in 2016.

For this new production of 'Swan Lake', David Hallberg has returned to Ann Woolliams's production, created in 1977 when she was artistic director of the company, writes Karen van Ulzen.

'Jurrungu Ngan-ga' offers a critique of what dramaturgs Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian and Patrick Dodson have designated the Australian “kyriarchal system” of our carceral “nation of jailers”, writes Jonathan W Marshall.