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Festivals

The trouble with Amazon and a one-click world

Amazon’s role in exacerbating America’s social divisions was highlighted in a real-life dystopia described by US author Alec MacGillis at Adelaide Writers’ Week, while Irish writer Colm Tóibín gave an insight into the story behind his epic novel The Magician.

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Bad energy, good trip

For a man who smoked the crystallised venom of the Sonoran Desert toad, the so-called Mt Everest of psychedelics that filled his head with a wild rush of exhilaration and terror, author Michael Pollan was a reassuringly measured guest at Adelaide Writers’ Week.

Thirty-eight dancers from 14 African nations have been brought together for 'The Rite of Spring', playing at Her Majesty's Theatre as part of the Adelaide Festival. Photo: Andrew Beveridge
Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival review: The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

The Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells do the impossible, transcending phenomenally high expectations to bring together old and new in two deeply immersive works of gut-wrenching beauty and genius.

Visual Art

Free/State: The 2022 Adelaide Biennial sets sail

Billowing brightly-coloured sails suspended from the façade of the Art Gallery of SA herald the opening today of the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State ­– a showcase of work by 25 leading contemporary artists from across the country.

Adelaide Festival

Blindness invites you to surrender to the dark

Leading British actor Juliet Stevenson returns to the Adelaide Festival ­– in voice only – in a unique thriller about a pandemic of blindness told entirely through immersive sound in a darkened theatre. It is a bleak story, the director tells InReview, but also one of bravery and hope.

Festivals

Full steam ahead for Mad March 2022 - for now

Planning for this year’s Mad March events remains on track despite the constantly evolving COVID situation, with both the Adelaide Festival and Fringe reporting strong ticket sales, ­and the 2022 Fringe official guide hitting the streets today.

Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival reveals 'feisty and defiant' 2022 line-up

Adelaide Festival has unveiled a 2022 program featuring Australian and international artists in more than 70 events, including a free opening night acrobatics and music ‘extravaganza’ at the Oval, Patricia Piccinini’s soaring Skywhales, a major dance work performed by 38 dancers from 14 African nations, and an oratorio about the 1972 murder of law lecturer George Duncan.