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Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Free Admission | State Theatre Centre | til 18th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ½  This years artist in residence for the Perth Festival, Ursula Martinez, has left her mark on several notable shows, including Fringe World Festival’s Bitch on Heat . Her shows are renowned for their provocative, autobiographical content – and her propensity for nudity. […]

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Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Lé Nør | PICA | til 24th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Local collective The Last Great Hunt achieve something brilliant and bewildering with their psuedo-Scandinavian cinema experiment at Perth Festival. Le Nor [The Rain] is an ambitious multimedia project co-created and performed by Tim Watts, Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, with performers Gita Bezard, Jeffrey […]

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Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Swan Lake | Heath Ledger Theatre | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Dublin-born Michael Keegan-Dolan does away with point-shoes, tutus and Tchaikovsky’s music for his dark retelling of Swan Lake, pointing out that the traditional ballet was based on a fairy tale that is much older than Tchaikovsky. Keegan-Dolan has brought the sinister to the […]

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Review | Strut Dance mesmerise with Sunset at Perth Festival

Review | Strut Dance mesmerise with Sunset at Perth Festival

Sunset | Sunset Heritage Precinct | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  I was full of excited anticipation when I wandered up to the ominous Sunset Heritage Precinct perched on the hill overlooking the Swan River on the far edge of decadent Dalkeith. There are stories of the buildings being haunted and so to rock […]

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Review | A Family Outing – 20 Years On

Review | A Family Outing – 20 Years On

A Family Outing – 20 Years On | State Theatre Centre | til 12th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  A Family Outing—20 Years On, performed by daughter and mother, Ursula and Milagros Martinez is tender, joyful, and poignant. It grapples with the unstoppable aspects of time by revisiting a recording of the original show, A Family […]

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Strut Dance bring magic to a transformed Sunset Men’s Hospital

Strut Dance bring magic to a transformed Sunset Men’s Hospital

For the Perth Festival Strut Dance are presenting a site specific dance work. Choreographed by Maxine Doyle, Sunset will be staged in the Sunset Men’s Hospital in Dalkeith. The heritage listed former hospital is one of Perth’s forgotten spaces, it’s laid empty for over two decades but now it will be filled with the new […]

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Perth Festival brings a cavalcade of art experiences

Perth Festival brings a cavalcade of art experiences

Perth Festival opens tonight with a return of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, which will open the festival in spectacular style this weekend by transforming Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland for the entire family to enjoy over four magnificent nights. This year will be the annual events’ sixty-sixth outing, maintaining its record as Australia’s […]

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Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker has released two highly acclaimed albums of her songs, and recently teamed up with fellow musicians Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers to form boygenius. Baker chatted to OUTinPerth about making music, growing up in Memphis, and maintaining her Christian beliefs Many of the descriptions of your music list it as folk music, but […]

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A Family Outing: Artist Ursula Martinez bares all at Perth Festival

A Family Outing: Artist Ursula Martinez bares all at Perth Festival

If you’re a fan of Fringe World, you’ve almost definitely seen the work of Ursula Martinez before. Perhaps best know on the fringe circuit for her role in La Soiree and her uniquely adult twist on the classic handkerchief magic trick. Martinez is celebrating 20 years of performance, with two very personal and soul-baring shows […]

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Lip synch extraordinaire Dickie Beau is coming to Perth Festival

Lip synch extraordinaire Dickie Beau is coming to Perth Festival

Lip synch extraordinaire Dickie Beau has forged a fabulous career practicing the art of imitating and re-imagining cultural works great and small. Most recently, Beau hit the big screen in the smash-hit Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody where he played Kenny Everett, and is soon to appear alongside Kiera Knightly in Colette as the mime who […]

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