“Women endure” is the sad moral of this grim operatic story.
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.
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 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.
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.
Who has the right to tell another person’s story? That’s the question at the heart of this deeply affecting Scottish play.
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”.
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’.
Buŋgul is an amazing opportunity to share in a unique experience of Yolŋu singing, dancing and culture.
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.
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.
The 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art showcases the work of 23 cutting-edge contemporary artists, with a line-up of live performances and interactive experiences that bring their monsters to life.
A rare longcase clock crafted exactly 200 years ago by a British convict is today marking the end of time at the Art Gallery of SA, and will help contextualise a six-day durational reading by performance artist Mike Parr.