Another magical day at WOMADelaide and we are still only half way through the festival!
WOMADelaide 2016 kicked off in grand style with one of the most jam-packed Friday night line-ups in memory.
Rising With The Sun, the sixth album from The Cat Empire, strikes a pleasing balance: there’s enough that’s familiar to satisfy dedicated fans, while also managing to expand sonic boundaries by experimenting with new sounds.
The pairing of Canadian headline act, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with Japan’s Vampilla for the Adelaide Festival performance at Thebarton Theatre on Sunday night made for some interesting comparisons.
Ben Folds is certainly no stranger to Adelaide. This August the multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer will return to the place he once called home as part of an Australian tour in August, performing on stage with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic.
Taking inspiration from the blues tradition of sharing and ‘borrowing’ music, Something Borrowed, Something Blues blends comedy, dance, music and a whole lot of audience participation in an unashamed celebration of plagiarism in all its forms.
Go Down, Moses is challenging, abstract theatre that demands something of the viewer, leaving us with much to puzzle over. It’s not an easy experience and it won’t be to everybody’s tastes, but the Adelaide Festival isn’t doing its job if it doesn’t try to expand our minds and push a few boundaries.
Beowulf: The Blockbuster is a wonderfully engaging piece of theatre reflecting on the intersection between literature and real life, about how we use story-telling to make sense of the world. It’s universal myth-making at its best.
With so much in the Fringe tailored exclusively to either adults or children, it’s great to have a show that appeals equally to both.
Zach and Tom are best friends; they are also two very funny guys who present an entertaining hour of comedy and theatre through a series of scenes loosely based around the theme of friendship.