South Australia has scored 18 nominations in the 2018 Helpmann Awards, with the Adelaide Festival’s sell-out opera Hamlet and Slingsby’s acclaimed children’s show Emil and the Detectives among those shortlisted.
This year’s Adelaide Festival attracted significantly more interstate and overseas visitors than the 2017 event and generated around $76 million in spending for the state, according to figures released today.
With two days to go, the 2018 Adelaide Festival has achieved a new box office record of more than $4.5 million, while the Fringe is on target for a 7.6 per cent increase in ticket sales.
Bangarra Dance Theatre’s beautifully staged exploration of the life of Aboriginal figure Woollarawarre Bennelong is an extraordinary and deeply important work, writes Alison Flett.
On face value, watching someone balance rocks doesn’t sound like a particularly enticing way to spend an hour, but within minutes Dutch performance artist Nick Steur will have you absolutely spellbound.
Adelaide Festival performance Taha tells the story of a man who lost his home, his lover and his livelihood, but evolved to become one of Palestine’s greatest poets after finding solace in writing.