New ABC documentary Getting Their Acts Together offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the 2020 Adelaide Festival – complete with bickering, last-minute program dramas and the event’s narrow escape from the COVID-19 shutdown.
Homeric poetry was brought to vivid life by William Zappa in this innovative nine-hour production at the Adelaide Festival.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This theatrical version of Mozart’s Requiem might occasionally shock some who attend, but it is compelling for both its music and artistic vision. Voices, dance, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra combine to create an enthralling work.
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 Adelaide Festival is already close to reaching its 2020 box office target, with a number of shows – including centrepiece play The Doctor – selling out ahead of the opening this weekend.
The Adelaide Festival opens this week with a line-up of 74 theatre, music, dance and visual art events. We asked artistic directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield to each pick three program highlights.
More than 100 authors and thousands of readers will gather in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden for the 2020 Adelaide Writers’ Week. Avid reader, bookseller and session chair Jo Case tells us the 10 authors she’s most excited to see.
The artists in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art are all exploring the idea of monsters, some a little too real for comfort.
Samira Elagoz’s Cock Cock… Who’s There? is a personal exploration of gender relations and sexual violence. The artist spoke with CityMag about the process of creating the show and the reactions it elicits.