Inspired by a short story by Haruki Murakami, South Korean writer and director Lee Chang-dong’s darkly beautiful, sensual and disturbing portrayal of alienation and loss is so mesmerising and immersive that two and a half hours pass by as if in a dream.
If ever the world needed a mirror to reflect back the complex and troubled state of humanity in our dystopian world, it is now. With the wild and ecstatic physical poetry of Grand Finale, Hofesh Shechter Company delivers to powerful effect.
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.
The end of days are nigh. Let Reverend Billy and his choir bring out the spirit of the Earth in you: repent of your over-consuming habits, join his church and be hopeful! Earthalujah! ★★★★★
Nineteenth-century Gothic horror writer Edgar Allan Poe is resurrected, then returned to the grave, in this deviant and darkly mischievous multi-media post-punk cabaret, delivered in inimitable Tiger Lillies style. ★★★★ ½
Flanked by two imposing buildings in a passageway off North Terrace, this primordial-looking sculpture could be easily overlooked by passersby, but it’s worth stopping to admire its quiet power, writes Katherine Arguile.