The Adelaide Festival will go ahead in 2021 but it will look very different, co-artistic director Rachel Healy tells InDaily, with changes including a new Festival hub, more South Australian and Australian shows, and increased outdoor experiences.
New ABC documentary Getting Their Acts Together offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the 2020 Adelaide Festival – complete with bickering, last-minute program dramas and the event’s narrow escape from the COVID-19 shutdown.
Adelaide Festival will present UK composer Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a highlight of its 2021 program, with four performances at the Festival Theatre plus big-screen streamed events in Elder Park and regional areas.
Homeric poetry was brought to vivid life by William Zappa in this innovative nine-hour production at the Adelaide Festival.
Twenty five years after Lloyd Newson brought DV8 Physical Theatre to perform his seminal work at the Adelaide Festival, Enter Achilles explodes back to life on stage, its unflinching scrutiny of masculinity as relevant as ever in this outstanding production.
The Adelaide Festival has attracted increased audiences and beaten its box office target in 2020, with executive director Rob Brookman saying it has seen a growth in sales over the last week despite the uncertainty and concerns created by coronavirus.
The opening night of Fire Gardens saw crowds of festival-goers bewitched by French artists Compagnie Carabosse’s magical wonderland of fire and flame at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
In a work that is both an extreme and fundamental type of theatre, audience members are given acute insight into the individual stories and losses that underpin the larger narrative of the Syrian uprising and defeat.
Want to make the most of the final week of the Mad March mayhem? Here are some Adelaide Festival and Fringe shows to get fired up about, plus a selection of four and five-star performances you might have missed.
A clumsy artist encounters a series of obstacles as he seeks inspiration from his surroundings. The persistent painter, however, has a solution for every problem.
GALLERY: WOMADelaide attracted a record 97,000 people to Botanic Park over the weekend, with a host of musical highlights including The Cat Empire, Blind Boys of Alabama, Australia’s Spinifex Gum, Mali’s Salif Keita and Finnish foursome Tuuletar.
An exquisite dance program from Lyon Opera Ballet raises Beethoven’s greatest masterpiece to new levels of sublimity.
Cold Blood blends theatre, film, dance and storytelling to create a whimsical miniature world that is unlike anything you have seen before.
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley has pulled out of this weekend’s WOMADelaide festival at Botanic Park, citing “unforeseen family responsibilities”.
With a giant walking Duchamp ‘Fountain’, a balaclava-clad Captain Cook, and ‘Piss Christ’, Howl is a celebration of censored, maligned or misunderstood artworks from modern history.
WOMADelaide audiences will be wowed this weekend by an aerial spectacular that combines performance, projections and music to drive home the effects of climate change through what its director describes as “a live disaster movie in the sky”.
With dozens of musicians from around the world converging on Botanic Park for this weekend’s WOMADelaide festival, here are eight highlights – from an Afro-pop legend and a Rock and Roll and Blues Hall of Famer, to a ‘new breed of disco vigilante’.
In this stunning reimagining of Arthur Schnitzler’s hundred-year-old play, writer-director Robert Icke shines a light on the complex nature of identity and demonstrates exactly why he’s been lauded as the great new hope for British theatre.
Presented by South Australia’s Patch Theatre and directed by Geoff Cobham, The Lighthouse is a stunning combination of interactive theatre and scientific discovery that explores the mystery and beauty of light.
Blending big band sounds of the ’30s and ’40s with contemporary house, the Parov Stelar Band treated a standing-room-only crowd to a one-off, high-energy Adelaide Festival performance.
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.