This theatrical version of Mozart’s Requiem might occasionally shock some who attend, but it is compelling for both its music and artistic vision. Voices, dance, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra combine to create an enthralling work.
Dimanche is an extraordinarily beautiful and wordless exploration of family, friendship and catastrophe through the media of puppetry, film, acting and sound.
Samira Elagoz brings a luminously intelligent lens to gendered culture in this hard-edged multi-media stage work, but – between gut punches that reveal her audience’s worst judgmental impulses – she misses the chance to connect emotionally.
Adelaide Fringe theatre hub Holden Street Theatres is struggling with its lowest festival ticket sales in three years, pleading with supporters to spread the word about its shows and “keep this baby going”.
The 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art opens this weekend, with the work of 23 cutting-edge contemporary artists on display and a line-up of live performances and interactive experiences that will bring their monsters to life.
With a free Elder Park concert to mark the opening of the Adelaide Festival, the start of Writers’ Week, and an interactive musical adventure with the Australian String Quartet, there’s a lot to see and do this weekend.
Bond: An Unauthorised Parody is a cheeky and entertaining one-man theatre experience at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. ★★★
Helen Garner, Christos Tsiolkas and Archie Roach have been added to the line-up of guest authors for the 2020 Adelaide Writers’ Week. The program also features an expanded twilight offering including a live chat show hosted by Benjamin Law.
Musician Nathan May, 25, has pioneered a mentorship program for at-risk youth in Adelaide’s north and he’s met Barack Obama – an encounter that changed his life. He’s also a proud indigenous man, descended from the Arabana and Yawuru clans, and he’s had to deal with racism his entire life – even at a recent corporate event in Adelaide where he was an invited guest. Here’s his story.
Winning is everything at Pat’s Dance Academy, but success can be hard to take when it comes at the expense of friendship.
Have your boarding passes ready and check your expectations at the door as you prepare to embark on a frightening journey into the unknown with Flight. ★★★★ ½
The Adelaide Festival opens this week with a line-up of 74 theatre, music, dance and visual art events. We asked artistic directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield to each pick three program highlights.
More than 100 authors and thousands of readers will gather in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden for the 2020 Adelaide Writers’ Week. Avid reader, bookseller and session chair Jo Case tells us the 10 authors she’s most excited to see.