398 years after his death, William Shakespeare is still inspiring generations beyond imagination. From paintings to tattoos, his wise words can be found almost everywhere. A long-time lover of Shakespeare’s work, Ildiko Susany was destined to land a role in Damien Ryan’s rendition of Henry V. While some people may completely shut down at the mere mention of Shakespeare, there are reasons why plays are still using his words hundreds of years later.
Little Bird had been running for a number of weeks at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne and last week treated some very lucky audience members to a perfomance at GPAC on Thursday 10th July. It is the story of a small-town country boy with some serious Mummy and Daddy Issues! Wren was born to a loving couple who lived in an isolated cottage in the forest.
Play readings mightn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but with the Remix Readings at Courthouse ARTS they’re mixing things up a bit so even those who cringe at the word should give it a go. This time around creator Mitch Cunningham has infused narrative, sound and performance to recreate the idea of traditional play readings. “Our goal is to take five scripts from five young writers and to chop, change, revise and remix those scripts into a unique series of performances,” Mitch says.
Three words: Bendigo Writers Festival. Put them together and they open up doors to rooms full of ideas, good company and great people. In just a couple of years, Bendigo Writers Festival is already well known for its warmth and friendliness, for its superb location at the majestic Capital in View Street right next door to the Art Gallery, and also for the diverse, inclusive and unashamedly inviting program.
Parallax Dance Company is one of Geelong’s finest dance companies, composed of highly skilled dancers from around the region. Company members are trained rigorously in different dance genres and are encouraged to add their best personality when they perform. The passion for dance and performance is the guiding light of Parallax Dance.
The Eureka Stockade and the events leading up to it on 3 December 1854, have always been hotly contested. Like much of history, who tells the story will determine the version of events you hear. For the diggers, building a wooden barricade on the site where M.A.D.E now stands, was a necessary tactic in the face of corrupt and aggressive government officials. To the government, these actions were a dangerous defiance of the established authority.
The third annual Bellarine Lighthouse Films Winter Program promises a highly entertaining and thought provoking cinematic journey where nothing is as it seems. You’ll fall in love, take a road trip through mid-north-west America, attend an Orthodox Jewish wedding, travel through time and get divorced.