The three hundred or so souls who made the effort to attend The New Pornographers’ gig will all have come away happy and impressed. It was a gig that will rank amongst the very best of the year.
The STC’s Dance Nation is a form-defying, convention-busting exploration of adolescence and its triumphs, conundrums and frustrating confusions. It is also a confronting and challenging piece of theatre.
What was your favourite music from 2019? There was some excellent material released this year and, in our annual wrap up of the best albums, we look back on just some of the great records that dropped in the last 12 months.
Sunshine That Can Move Mountains is an exploration of the complexity of the relationships that dominate all our lives – with family, friends and community, and with our gods and our environment. It’s a wonderful piece of cinema.
Cecile McLorin Salvant – a jazz superstar in the making? Maybe. But she’s not quite at that level yet, as her perplexing Adelaide Festival performance made clear.
Vikki Thorn continues to prove herself to one of our very best songwriters, a consummate musician, and one hell of a great singer. Waifs or no Waifs, she is a compelling live act and this performance was an absolute joy to experience.
The Triplets of Belleville was a terrific experience – both film and performance combine beautifully to create an entrancing transportive event that reinforces the power of unconditional love in an increasingly impersonal world.
AF 2018 – The Balanescu Quartet Retrospective was a moving and intense exploration of the impact of the speed of change upon the modern world.
In the Club deals with a difficult topic some would prefer we sweep under the rug by unashamedly pushing it right into the spotlight.
Lee Fields & The Expressions delivered a triumphant Adelaide Festival performance at The Palais on Monday night, one that reached deep down into your soul.