Books & Words

Luka Lesson

No Comments 29 January 2013

When we first meet Luka Lesson, he’s coaxing one of the youth poets in his care to rip out the pages of her notebook. This, he later explains, is part of the creative process: by spreading out the day’s work across the table she’ll be able to pick her best pieces. The act of shedding […]

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Dance, Theatre

Two Brothers, One Slightly Strange Review

No Comments 25 January 2013

There have been many brother/partner combinations in history and entertainment. The Hardy Brothers, the Kennedy Brothers, Frodo and Sam, Pooh and Piglet, James and John and — a personal favourite — Batman and Robin. The first thought that came into my head when I landed the review for Blaze, a dance show presented by The […]

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Oh Suivant!

No Comments 24 January 2013

Travelling from Europe across to the Middle East, Korea and the United States, D’Irque Van Boxelare and Fien Van Herwegen have brought their theatrical acrobatic circus-like performance Oh Suivant! to the Melbourne Arts Centre this summer. Between the excited shrieks of children, Oh Suivant! captures the pure notion that less is more with their intimate […]

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Being Chinese-Mastralian

3 Comments 15 January 2013

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy Chinese New Year was the highlight of the calendar during my childhood in Malaysia. It was the time for families to have a reunion dinner and celebrate the start […]

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