Festival-goers have a packed line-up of music, dance, theatre and visual art shows to choose from as the Mad March festivities draw to a close this weekend. Here are some picks from the Fringe and Festival programs.
Bangarra Dance Theatre's beautifully staged exploration of the life of Aboriginal figure Woollarawarre Bennelong is an extraordinary and deeply important work, writes Alison Flett.
On face value, watching someone balance rocks doesn’t sound like a particularly enticing way to spend an hour, but within minutes Dutch performance artist Nick Steur will have you absolutely spellbound.
Adelaide Festival performance Taha tells the story of a man who lost his home, his lover and his livelihood, but evolved to become one of Palestine’s greatest poets after finding solace in writing.
More than 500 people celebrated the opening of ACE Open’s Adelaide Festival exhibition Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change.
This staging of Brahms' German Requiem subverts some of the formal traditions of choral singing, breaking down the barrier between performer and audience, to powerful effect.
Sylvain Chomet’s 2003 film Les Triplettes de Belleville was celebrated as a multi-award-winning animated feature film with an extraordinary original score, and now the Adelaide Festival brings us both film and music in The Triplets of Belleville.
Palestine's ShiberHur Theatre Company makes its Australian debut with this poetic and intense theatrical experience that uses storytelling, mime and a cappella to shine a light on traditional mourning rituals.
As the ASO celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with the Adelaide Festival show ‘Bernstein on Stage’ this weekend, Gordon Kalton Williams looks back on the legendary American composer’s life and some of his most famous works.
Featuring guests including Peter Garrett, Emma Donovan and Briggs alongside the exuberant Marilya Indigenous choir, Spinifex Gum is a breathtaking and uniquely Australian performance, writes reviewer Ali Moylan.
A string quartet was the beating heart of this Adelaide Festival chamber music highlight, which took the audience through a gamut of responses to global conflict.
The groove was contagious when Lee Fields and The Expressions took their audience on a soul-train ride on the Adelaide Festival's Riverbank Palais.
Ivo van Hove’s Toneelgroep Amsterdam theatre has created four hours of the most gripping, spellbinding and powerful theatre you will ever hope to see with this distillation of Shakespearean plays.
The deconstructed title of flamenco star Israel Galván’s latest work makes it clear to anyone unfamiliar with his oeuvre: Expect the unexpected.
Patch Theatre’s Adelaide Festival show is a gorgeous affair from start to finish - an invitation to open our hearts fully to life’s delicious possibilities.
Around 70 solo musicians and groups from around the world will perform at WOMADelaide in Botanic Park this long weekend. Here, director Ian Scobie gives InDaily his top 10 must-see musicians and shows.
Clever, engrossing and powerful, Us / Them presents a ‘child’s gaze’ perspective on the atrocity that occurred when Chechen terrorists stormed a school in Beslan and took 1200 hostages.
This "live animation" show brings the claustrophobia, inhumanity and visceral muck of World War I to grotesque life using everyday items and miniatures: you'll never be more affected by a dismembered plastic figurine.
A group of 28 men who describe themselves as “possibly the most handsome Russian choir this side of Vladivostok” say they’re fired up to make their debut at WOMADelaide this weekend.
Members of the Hamlet Donor Circle attended a special dinner at Jolley’s Boathouse ahead of the opening night of Hamlet at the 2018 Adelaide Festival.
It would be easy to spend many hours immersed in this absorbing video gallery which provides more than just a brief connection with the lives of strangers, writes Jo Vabolis.
With traffic cones as trumpets, musical saws, water-cooler drums and an eclectic array of other invented instruments, The Lost and Found Orchestra creates a musical extravaganza that boggles the mind.
'Memorial' is an elegy for the fallen soldiers of The Iliad that, through its potent alchemy of poetry, music and clever use of an enormous chorus, delivers a powerful statement about the human cost of war.
Bold, fresh and original, Robert Lepage’s ‘The Far Side of the Moon' - an exploration of the complicated coming together of two middle-aged brothers following the death of their mother - is theatre at its finest, writes Jo Vabolis.
The Adelaide Festival continues its proud tradition of presenting new operas with Hamlet – a transfixing production that brings an invigorating modernity to Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, writes Greg Elliott.
More than 80 authors will converge on the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden for the six-day Adelaide Writers' Week from Saturday. InDaily asked six Adelaide writers and festival guests to share the sessions they're most looking forward to.