Reviews

A thoughtful, nostalgic and visually striking program of two new works that explore themes of identity from different angles and complement each other well, writes Geraldine Higginson.

Exactly as the name suggests, this was a simple showcase of both classical ballet and Broadway charm, writes Alana Kildea.

The quintessential Romantic ballet, Giselle’s appeal is universal – a tale of love and betrayal, overlaid with a generous dose of the supernatural, with striking sets and costumes, and the melodic Adolphe Adam score, writes Denise Richardson.

The final week of FRAME – Australia’s new biennial dance festival – gave audiences everything from a three-hour gallery performance to an intimate Japanese cabaret.

Ten Days on the Island is celebrating its twentieth year. For her third and final festival, Artistic Director Lindy Hume has brought together an exciting mix of local, national and international dance artists.

'Revisor' shows why Pite is one of the most sought-after choreographers in the world today, writes Maggie Tonkin.

– The company is dancing with strength and aplomb, and dancers of all ranks are showing great polish. –  

This Messa da Requiem is the type of one-off cultural event that one hopes for in an arts festival, writes Karen van Ulzen.

There are three different worlds to see in Sydney Dance Company's latest program, writes Michelle Potter.

Rhys Ryan reviews the first week of Frame, Melbourne's new contemporary dance festival.

Softly falling rain, a sea of umbrellas and a warm summers night in Melbourne. Nothing could keep ballet lovers away from the Australian Ballet’s first "Ballet Under the Stars" for some years, writes Susan Bendall.

'Bikutsi 3000' and 'Equations of a Falling Body' reviewed by Alana Kildea.

Lesley Graham reviews two programs presented by Tasmania's Festival of Music and Art.

Isabelle Leclezio reviews two Perth Festival performances held under the stars.

After a ten-year hiatus, Bangarra Dance Theatre's "Dance Clan" returned to the stage this year, opening on February 3 at Bangarra’s own Studio Theatre on Gadigal Country, Walsh Bay, in Sydney.

Two intriguing Sydney Festival premieres reviewed: one by Meryl Tankard, the other by French company Compagnie du Hanneton.