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Sydney Choreographic Centre Finds New Home In Alexandria

By Tessa Pelle After searching for the perfect home, The Sydney Choreographic Centre (SCC) has opened the doors to its new studio in Alexandria. Francesco Ventriglia is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Choreographic Centre. He says the centre was in need of a permanent home to nurture and inspire dance artists. “Initially […]

Lighting The Way For Aspiring Dancers: An Unmissable 3-Day Workshop

The spectacular Light The Way Dance Convention is set to hit the stage in August this year and all budding dancers are urged to grab themselves a ticket. The convention will bring together some of the biggest names in the industry to teach a 3-day intensive of musical theatre, dance master classes and on-stage performances. […]

Glebe Comedians Premiere On SBS On Demand

SBS On Demand recently premiered an exclusive comedy sketch series, Cancelled!, by two Glebe locals. The series looks at the “scandals that rocked Australia”. From a controversial novel banned in Australia to a pop duo too racy for radio. Every public outrage that never happened is explored in Cancelled! The show features entirely fabricated scandals and the public […]

White Pearl: back on stage at STC

Following its success in 2019, Anchuli Felicia King’s black comedy, White Pearl will be shown at the Sydney Theatre from late July to September.  Identifying Singapore’s colonial past, the play effectively explores the cosmetic industry through its fictional beauty company Clear Skin, a manufacturer of a popular skin whitening cream.  Six distinctive Asian identities, performed […]

Wherever She Wanders

Griffin Theatre Company will present Wherever She Wanders written by award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver from Friday, July 9 to Saturday, August 14. The play follows an aspiring student journalist, Nikki, who is on a collision course with Jo Mulligan, the first female Master of one of the country’s oldest residential colleges. When a serious allegation is made […]

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black is a gothic mystery thriller set in and around a haunted house in the early 20th century. It is not the usual fare for the Ensemble Theatre where playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon have always been the popular choice. Director of the Ensemble and of this play, Mark […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

You’re Not Special

A win-win: forget the grim realities of lockdown and support the hard-hit theatre industry with Sam O’Sullivan’s You’re Not Special! Critical Stages Touring have come up with the perfect remedy for your lockdown blues, offering a free screening of the critically acclaimed You’re Not Special! The season hit Kings Cross Theatre for the first time in […]

Out Of Africa

Tarisai Vushe is the Zimbabwean-born, singer-actor, and psychologist, who first became familiar to Australians as a 20 year old in 2007 when she stunned audiences with powerful performances covering Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner on reality TV; Tarisai has been a powerhouse ever since.  From 2013 to 2016, Tarisai performed not one but three pivotal roles in Disney’s, The Lion King before thrusting herself into the Nelson Mandela Musical, Madiba from 2018-19 as a […]

The Tap Affect

Tap dancing is a style of dance that you don’t see much of in Australia but The Tap Affect, the inaugural dance project from The Australian Tap Dance Company, is about to change that. Peta Anderson has achieved so much in this field and  is one of the co-creative directors of the dance company. She […]