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Alana Culverhouse appointed as new Executive Director of Co3 Australia

Alana Culverhouse appointed as new Executive Director of Co3 Australia

Western Australia’s flagship contemporary dance company, Co3 Australia, has announced that Alana Culverhouse will be its new Executive Director. Culverhouse joins Co3 after 10 years with the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries where she has steered arts investment and development in Western Australia, and with more than two decades in the arts […]

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Review | #VAL – A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums

Review | #VAL – A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums

#VAL: A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums | Downstairs at The Maj| Until 15 Sept | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ John O’Hara delivers a perfect cabaret show with his utterly fabulous latest work. Combining stories of his childhood and how his mother Val accepted having a child who clearly different, along with a healthy […]

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Review | The WA Dance Makers Project showcases variety and creativity

Review | The WA Dance Makers Project showcases variety and creativity

The WA Dance Makers Project | State Theatre Centre | Until 16 September | ★ ★ ★ ½ Western Australia’s premier contemporary dance company Co3 Australia deliver a trio of treats with the WA Dance Makers Project. Celebrating the work of local choreographers, the performances cover a diverse range of styles and show that modern dance […]

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Drag star BarbieQ on 20 years in heels and her fiery new show

Drag star BarbieQ on 20 years in heels and her fiery new show

BarbieQ is celebrating two decades of divahood, marking the local icon’s 20th year in drag. The Connections Nightclub entertainment manager and woman about town has been a fixture of drag and LGBTI+ events around Perth for years, long before drag came to the forefront of pop culture through reality TV. The queen has made a […]

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All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

Cabaret performer John O’Hara returns to Downstairs at The Maj for the world premiere of his new show Val: A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums. While the show’s named after John’s own mother Val, it’s not so much about his Mum, but all of our Mums. “My Mum’s name is Val, but […]

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The sporting world gets a serving of queerness in Court My Crotch

Writer & director James McMillan returns to the Blue Room Theatre with another uniquely queer work that backhands masculinity and the status quo. Court My Crotch pits a drag queen and an athlete against one another in a heated match of tennis, where “each presents a facade, each pushes against prejudice.” Under the watchful eye […]

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WA Ballet’s world premiere of ‘Dracula’ is an artistic triumph

Dracula | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 22 September | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Creating an entire new work is a major undertaking for the West Australian Ballet, and with Dracula they’ve boldly ventured forth with a story which will reach out to a wide and potentially younger audience, while delivering a world class experience. Acclaimed Polish choreographer Krzysztof […]

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Review | Patience brings some Gilbert & Sullivan fun to UWA

Review | Patience brings some Gilbert & Sullivan fun to UWA

Patience | UWA Dolphin Theatre | til Sept 15 | ★ ★ ★ ½  I’m not even going to pretend I had a clear idea of what I was about to see. Yeah, I’d seen The Mikado and possibly The Pirates of Penzance (I do have a vague memory of Judy Garland – No wait different musical! Moving right along) […]

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WA dance makers leap into the Move Me Dance Festival

WA dance makers leap into the Move Me Dance Festival

As part of the Move Me Dance Festival this month contemporary dance company CO3 Australia is launching a double bill of new works the WA Dance Makers Project. The celebration of exciting dance theatre works will feature choreography from the dynamic trio Unkempt and a creative work from dance legend Chrissie Parrott. Amy Wiseman, who […]

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Get ready to sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’

Get ready to sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’

This month the West Australian Ballet debuts what is potentially the biggest premiere of the company’s sixty six year history. They’ve commissioned acclaimed Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor to create an entire new ballet based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel Dracula. We were lucky enough to be invited to watch some rehearsals of the new work […]

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