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.
A clumsy artist encounters a series of obstacles as he seeks inspiration from his surroundings. The persistent painter, however, has a solution for every problem.
WOMADelaide organisers say the heralded music festival will go ahead in March next year, but Premier Steven Marshall has warned it will likely look very different, saying “tens of thousands of people wandering around the South Australian park lands is not going to be a reality”.
Homeric poetry was brought to vivid life by William Zappa in this innovative nine-hour production at the Adelaide Festival.
Pakana woman Tammy Anderson offers an unflinching glimpse of a contemporary Australian childhood riddled with domestic and substance abuse in a performance that is both stirring and hopeful. ★★★★ ½
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 artists in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art are all exploring the idea of monsters, some a little too real for comfort.
With his immersive project Eight – featuring singer Kate Miller-Heidke – Michel van der Aa may be among the first in the world to find an effective artistic language within virtual reality.
A Scottish opera based on the controversial 1996 arthouse film Breaking the Waves doesn’t shy away from the dark intensity of the story – but it is a very different experience, the composer tells InDaily ahead of its Adelaide Festival season.
Look out, Adelaide. ‘Property developer extraordinaire’ Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit is on her way to lead a series of subversive interactive walking tours through our fair city – and she has the Parklands in her sights.
A working holiday in the Mediterranean ‘island paradise’ of Malta saw two British theatre-makers uncover dark secrets and weird politics… all of which inspired their award-winning Fringe show featuring a live dog, rum and sea shanties.
Adelaide Fringe audiences will be able to witness the “wildness, energy and dynamism” of Colombia’s young circus stars in a new show fuelled by the Latin beats and street culture of a rapidly changing country.
A roaming labyrinth connected by corridors strewn with photographs and forgotten objects will soon be open for exploration in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.
The 6000-year-old Tjirbruki story was traditionally told orally among Kaurna tribes, but for the first time the dreaming yarn will be shared as a stunning immersive Adelaide Fringe experience featuring animations and state-of-the-art projections.
French sausage from La Buvette, soft serve from Sunnyside Softy, Buk Buk’s Nashville Hot Chicken and a cruelty-free burger shop called Happy Burger – RCC’s Chow Town has a lot on offer.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights isn’t just about grown-up fun. Here’s a selection of colourful song and dance, circus, puppetry and theatre shows that will also keep the kids in thrall.
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.
In this stunning reimagining of Arthur Schnitzler’s hundred-year-old play, writer-director Robert Icke shines a light on the complex nature of identity and demonstrates exactly why he’s been lauded as the great new hope for British theatre.
Equal parts intriguing and baffling, No.33 relies on its audience members’ curiosity to solve the mystery of what happened to the inhabitants of an old house. ★★★
A capella, beatbox, and themes such as modern technology and body dysmorphia are neatly stitched together in a scintillating show that breathes new life into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. ★★★★ ½
Stewart D’Arrietta and his band take us to ‘The Church of Cohen’, giving a bluesy revamp to Cohen classics. ★★★ ½
Circolombia’s Aceleré sees a troupe of young Colombian circus stars commit daring stunts that obliterate any sense of the word boring. ★★★★★
Whether you’re a total music nerd or a philistine who thinks all disco is daggy, you’ll still benefit from a session of Disco Conversion Therapy with Aunty Jonny. ★★★★
UK punk duo Sleaford Mods make music about life on the poverty line. But singer Jason Williamson admits the capitalist model he fought against for years is now of service, as the band prepares to play at WOMADelaide in March.
Helen Garner, Christos Tsiolkas and Archie Roach have been added to the line-up of guest authors for the 2020 Adelaide Writers’ Week. The program also features an expanded twilight offering including a live chat show hosted by Benjamin Law.
The Garden Gala will push the boundaries each week at the Garden of Unearthly Delights.
Into the fiery fields and ashen valleys of present-day Australia comes a searing re-imagining of Mozart’s Requiem that ripples with pressing questions about extinction and self-annihilation.