Burlesque celebrates the female body in all its curves, folds and glorious dimples. Singin’ in the Pain takes this concept a step further to celebrate the non-conforming female body in all its chaotic disability, its stifling illness and pain. ★★★★★
Women’s anger – and the potential to harness its power to bring about societal change – was the focus of last night’s topical Zeitgeist series session Rage, Rape and Revolution at Adelaide Writers’ Week.
Full of intense live footage and plenty of guitar thrashing, Bad Reputation charts Joan Jett’s roller-coaster rise to fame and highlights her role as a revolutionary female rock/punk-rock star.
British performance artist Sue Austin’s ‘underwater ballet’ at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre is not just visually mesmerising, it also encourages a shift in the way we view disability, writes Heather Taylor Johnson.
The last two years of Vincent van Gogh’s life are well-mined by artists drawn to the exploration of madness and passion in art, but Willem Dafoe can’t be outdone in his portrait of the painter in the new film At Eternity’s Gate.
This is what happens when you put together a jazz musician, a beatboxer, an acoustic-guitar-playing singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist looping artist.