Kiss & Cry is a sweeping cinematic romance with a twist, starring a duo of dexterous, dancing hands, moving with precision onscreen, through a series of miniature landscapes. In an Australian premiere for Sydney Festival 2015, the Belgian love story poetically unfolds, blurring the boundaries between dance, theatre, music and film.
Certainly not afraid to push the limits, local artist Kirin J Callinan makes raw pop music that is fast gaining traction around the world. His debut album Embracism showcases innovative songwriting built around jagged guitars and snarling vocals, and he is arguably one of the most important musicians in Australia right now. Abrasive, surreal and chaotic, Callinan’s Sydney Festival 2015 gig at The Aurora tent on January 15 was a thrilling experience.
The annual Sydney Theatre Awards will take place tonight, Monday January 19, at a gala ceremony at the Paddington RSL.
Debashish Bhattacharya, considered by many to be the world’s greatest slide guitar player, will bring his borderless take on traditional Indian music to his Sydney Festival debut this Thursday, January 15.
Wildly talented cabaret provocateur Sarah Ward is bringing her notorious alter ego Yana Alana to Sydney Festival with her Helpmann Award-winning show Between the Cracks. Sarah opens up to Garrett Bithell about just what is underneath all that glamour and damage.
It’s taken Guy Pearce decades to shake off the stigma of being an actor slash muso to finally bring his debut album Broken Bones to fruition. He opens up to Cec Bubsy.
One of the major dance works of Sydney Festival 2015 is set to challenge the dominant perception of what a dancer’s body should look like, in an bold exploration of fat bodies in motion.
Gotye, Sinkane, Money Mark, Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Pharoah Sanders, Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) and the Mahotella Queens came together to celebrate the music of synth pop and new wave pioneer William Onyeabor for Sydney Festival 2015.
“We are all as bad as each other. All hungry little cannibals at our own cannibal party. So fuck the milk of human kindness and welcome to the abattoir!” Melbourne’s Four Letter Word Theatre is taking on Philip Ridley’s searing play, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, for Midsumma. Director Robert Chuter speaks to Garrett Bithell.
It is often said that festivals are the platform on which the greatest artistic risks should be taken. However this applies not only to programming, but fashion. All over the world, festivals from Burning Man to Glastonbury are a sublime showcase of singular sartorial expression. Daring, vivid and theatrical, these festival Valkyries remind us of what fashion should be all about: personal iconography, not banal trends.
After languishing over the past couple of years, one of Sydney’s most beloved independent theatre venues is on the threshold of an exciting new life. Young actors Sean Hawkins and Andrew Henry have banded together with producer Vanessa Wright to bring the Old Fitzroy Hotel theatre back to its former glory as a vital creative hub. Hawkins sits down with Garrett Bithell.
The new artistic management team for the Old Fitz Theatre yesterday announced the first six months’ programming in their 2015 debut season. Red Line Productions, run by actors Sean Hawkins and Andrew Henry along with producer Vanessa Wright, have announced six mainstage plays and four late shows as part one of the season, entitled ‘Reincarnation’.