Since the inaugural program in 2001, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has become the largest of its kind in the world, with almost 50,000 punters attending each year. Last year’s program was arguably the best yet, with a high impact cavalcade of performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Tommy Bradson, Mojo Juju, Molly Ringwald, Paul Capsis, Virginia Gay and Martha Wainwright. For her final year as Festival Director, Kate Ceberano – who will be replaced by Barry Humphries in 2015 – has unveiled a stellar line-up of not-your-usual suspects.
April 4 is turning out to be quite the day for fans of Dan Sultan. First, the release of his new album, Blackbird. And now, the news that Sultan will hit the road for a national tour from June.
Writer, performer, comedian and one-third of theatre collective Post, Zoe Coombs Marr is bringing her stand-up drag parody Dave to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
More often than not, the life of an actor is brutal and transient. In a cottage industry where supply far exceeds demand, just getting consistent work is a struggle. Sure, there are powder-keg success stories – a la Cate Blanchett – but they are exceptionally rare.
As the founder and artistic director of celebrated dance company Chunky Move, Gideon Obarzanek cultivated a reputation as a choreographic visionary. His gutsy, wildly innovative productions, including the Helpmann Award-winning Glow and Mortal Engine, were artform-defining – and often utilised trailblazing technology to great effect.
In 2008, shit got very real, very quickly, for Jared Leto. His band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, was sued for 30 million dollars by their record label EMI for breach of contract. Despite selling three million copies of their second album, A Beautiful Lie, the band found themselves more than 2.7 million dollars in debt to the label, and had not received any royalties. The boys wanted out of their contract.
Arriving two years after the haunting neo-soul of 2012’s much-loved album Total Loss, What Is This Heart? is the next step in Tom Krell’s unique and searching artistic trajectory as How To Dress Well.
The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year’s event in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday 7 May.
Ahead of the Melbourne premiere of Opera Australia’s new production of Verdi’s dark and sinister Rigoletto, CULT magazine gets an access-all-areas pass into the magical fantasyland that is the company’s wardrobe department. We meet the woman who runs it all, Lyn Heal, and Rigoletto’s costume designer Tracy Grant Lord.
Now in its thirtieth year, Next Wave started out as a youth festival with a large schools program. By the nineties it had helped to spearhead the use of new technologies in arts practice, and was at the forefront of putting art into public spaces. It is now recognised as one of the world’s leading arts festivals for emerging artists, almost all of whom are between sixteen and thirty.
It’s been called the best party ever – and anyone who has experienced Hot Dub Time Machine over the last few years would be hard-pressed to disagree. After its debut at Sydney Fringe Festival in 2011, the ‘World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party’ has gone off like a powder keg, selling out European tours and big feature slots at Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart Festivals – largely by word of mouth.
The Pixies, Ms Lauryn Hill, Georgio Moroder, and a collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and ThePresets have been announced as part of Vivid Live 2014 at the Sydney Opera House. From May 23 until June 1, the sixth annual Vivid Live – a major part of Vivid Sydney’s music program – will present some of the most ambitious and innovative local and international artists.