Late last year we welcomed the Pivotonian Cinema, an independent film exhibitor that is proudly Geelong. Because we’re a sucker for a good flick, we got some snacks, dimmed the lights, and got comfy with Jessica Litsas as we talked about how things have been travelling.
Miss Saigon is one of those stories that everybody knows. In-between tales of dragons and princesses, everyone remembers the American GI and Vietnamese bargirl who fell in love during the final days of the Vietnam War. It’s a story we all know, or are at least familiar with, but for producer Peter Wills the decision to choose the production wasn’t as easy as you’d think.
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t marveled at the delights of Cirque du Soleil at least once. We at Forte sure have, and so we chased down Neelanthi Vadivel, former performer and now the Artistic Director, to have a little chat about new production, Totem.
Think you don’t know a thing about West Side Story? How about the Jets and the Sharks? Making its Broadway debut in 1957, the musical about young love against the odds if for no other reason is known for its teenage gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The Warrnambool Holiday Actors will staging the play at The Lighthouse this month and we wanted to know more.
It is 29 degrees, the city is swarming with motorbikes, and a young family of three whizzes past with a fully-sized dead pig balanced on the back. A common scene in Hanoi, Vietnam, but something Brett Danielsen wasn’t prepared to witness as he entered the country. “I just thought, ‘Holy shit, where are we?’
Choosing a winner for anything is hard, and that process isn’t made any easier when it comes to short films created by VCE students. What one film may luck in technique, it may more than make up for in the story line. Though regardless of how hard choosing a winner is, two were picked from this year’s films screened at the Odyssey Film Festival.
There aren’t many people who can say that they’re an artist, and be talking about both visual art and musical art. Geelong grown David Bowers has been creating in both areas for over 20 years, beginning with his art/surf label, Umgawa, which he founded in 1992.
The Apollo Bay Annual Summer Art Show is all about showcasing the work of local and regional artists. Established and successfully managed for 33 years by the Apollo Bay & District Historical Society, the 34th Art Show was hosted, for the first time, by Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Few changes have been made to the successful format of the show apart from a greater emphasis on encouraging entries from local artists.