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SA hits a high note with 25 Helpmann nominations

South Australia has scored 25 nominations in the 2019 Helpmann Awards, including six for the Adelaide Festival centrepiece The Magic Flute and three for shows presented by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.


More than 90,000 party the long weekend away at WOMADelaide

GALLERY: Acts from French pop powerhouse Christine and the Queens to Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo and Flamenco pioneer María Pagés wowed more than 90,000 festival-goers at this year’s WOMADelaide.

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Ben Quilty: Painting with purpose

Australian artist Ben Quilty’s paintings from life remind us that death is never far from our door, writes Lisa Slade, curator of a major survey exhibition of his work soon to open at the Art Gallery of SA as part of the Adelaide Festival.


Final week Adelaide Festival and Fringe highlights

With less than a week left to indulge in the Mad March festival smorgasbord, here are some Adelaide Festival highlights still to come – from gigs on the Palais to provocative theatre – and our picks from the Fringe music, comedy, theatre and circus line-up.

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Festival review: Carmen

Once in a blue moon you happen across a performance so astonishing in concept, so perfectly executed that it fills you with wonder and makes you look at the world with fresh eyes. Welcome to Semperoper Ballett’s Carmen.

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Festival review: Manus

Iranian theatre work Manus shows the desperate circumstances that have led people to make the dangerous decision to flee their country of birth, and the degradation they have experienced in detention on Manus Island.


Tears, joy and discovery: Jo Dyer's life in books

There’s nothing like diving into a good book, but for Adelaide Writers’ Week director Jo Dyer, this enduring passion became a path to a career that brings this same joy to others.

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Festival review: By Heart

Tiago Rodrigues’s deeply intelligent performance has 10 members of the audience learning a poem by heart, but his warmth, humour and perfectly paced storytelling draws the entire audience into a collective experience that touches the heart.


What’s next for Adelaide’s festivals?

After three decades working in the festival sector, Christie Anthoney reflects on the different measures of Adelaide’s success as a world-leading festival city and why it’s important it doesn’t rest on its laurels.

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Dance meets collage in The Violet Ballet

In The Violet Ballet, Sally Smart has translated a Russian ballet into a contemporary visual art exhibition, with a detour through Indonesian performance. ACE Open CEO Liz Nowell toured the exhibition with the artist.