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Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Corpus Christi | Dir: Jan Komasa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This Polish film is based on actual events. Twenty year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) is paroled from prison after serving time for second-degree murder. After finding comfort in religion during his prison term, his desire is to become an ordained priest, but his criminal record prevents […]

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Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Girls Can’t Surf | Dir: Christopher Nelius | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Well, girls and women can surf but that wasn’t the generally held belief in the early 1980s when a group of women decided to take on the male-dominated professional surfing world after being allowed to compete since 1976. Theirs was a fight for inclusion, recognition and […]

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Review | ‘The Furnace’ digs into our gold obsession and violent past

Review | ‘The Furnace’ digs into our gold obsession and violent past

The Furnace | Dir: Roderick MacKay | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The deserts of Western Australia have become the rugged canvas for debut writer/director Roderick MacKay to bring some of Australia’s powerful but relatively unknown history to the big screen. Trekking through the heat and the dust in 1897, a young Afghan Cameleer Hanif (Egyptian actor […]

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Review | Aldous Harding is as captivating and curious as ever

Aldous Harding | Chevron Lighthouse | 28th February 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Years ago I met Aldous Harding for the first time when she played at the Perth Festival. We met in the studios at RTRFM to talk about her self titled debut album that had been released a year earlier.  I’d was a record […]

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Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Perth Festival has announced that disco icon Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King has had to cancel her appearance at the Chevron Lighthouse this evening. Citing circumstances outside of the artist’s control, the festival has announced that the show must go on, offering free entry to tonight’s disco party with Mondo Freaks and soul queen Kylie Auldist. “While […]

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Review | Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission

Review | Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission

Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission | Kabarett Haus | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Having followed Palmer’s work for years, I know well enough to expect the unexpected. Her shows inevitably contain a few moments surprising enough to throw you off balance, a few tear-jerkers, a few belly-laughs. Her newest show, however, is surprising […]

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Review | Rufus Wainwright bares his soul at Perth Festival

Review | Rufus Wainwright bares his soul at Perth Festival

Rufus Wainwright | Kabarett Haus | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Glittering onto the stage in a sparkling jacket and trousers, Rufus Wainwright feels right at home at the Kabarett Haus. A transformed Perth Concert Hall sets the Canadian musician on stage beneath a colossal chandelier with just his piano, his guitar and his beautiful, soaring voice. […]

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Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Colossus | State Theatre Centre | Until Feb 23 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Fifty dancers take to the stage in Colossus, a fitting name for a massively ambitious and breathtaking performance envisaged by choreographer Stephanie Lake. Originally performed in Melbourne, Lake has re-staged the performance with fifty Perth dancers as part of Perth Festival. With just two […]

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Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Hofesh in the Yard | State Theatre Centre | Until 1st March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Hofesh Shechter, the Israeli born choreographer, who is based in London, is one of the big names in the world contemporary dance.  He’s presented his work around the world, choreographed the memorable dance opening in the second series of Skins, […]

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Review | ‘Anthem’ tackles the question of who we are

Review | ‘Anthem’ tackles the question of who we are

Anthem | State Theatre Centre | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  In 1998 some of Australia’s most talented writers and a composer came together to create a play that captured the mood of the times. Who’s Afraid of the Working Class was written to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Workers Theatre, and saw Andrew […]

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