24 October 2014

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL review previews

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2014





When the mountain changed its clothing
Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica & Heiner Goebbals
23 October 2014
State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
to 26 October

Photo by Wonge Bergmann

"If you liked that show, I'm going to push you under a tram." It could only be said in Melbourne, at an arts festival. It was said to me at the end of When the mountain changed its clothing.

I liked it. 

Others didn't.

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.



My Lovers' Bones
Brown Cab Productions
15 October 2014
Footscray Community Arts Centre
to 18 October

Kirk Page. Photo by Deryk McAlpin

My Lovers' Bones is another premiere Australian work developed for and supported by the Melbourne Festival. Created by independent company Brown Cab Productions, it's a fascinating story of a man running through city streets being chased by a malevolent force that's not giving up.

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.


City of Dreams launch
Mikelangelo
14 October 2014
Foxtel Festival Hub
to 16 October


Mikelangelo isn't from Melbourne and spends a lot of time travelling the world, but – like many of us – he fell in hopeless love with this city and made it his home. Last night, surrounded by friends who collaborated and friends who swooned and cheered, he launched his new album City of Dreams, a love song to "Where I feel safe and where I feel loved". 

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.



Complexity of Belonging
Melbourne Festival, Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival
9 October 2014
Sumner Theatre
to 25 October


Photo by Jeff Busby

Melbourne Festival, the Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Theatre Company have coordinated to support the creation of Complexity of Belonging. It's the type of work that international arts festivals are terrific at developing.

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.





Marzo
Dewey Dell
12 October 2014
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
to 14 October
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So, there's a Japanese samurai going all Noh, a Pink Power Ranger, the offspring triplets of a Telly Tubby and the Michelin Man, a bird (that I called Dick Face), and an inflatable starfish. Dewey Dell's art-dance-theatre Marzo is weird. Really weird. Awesomely, fabulously, I-don't-know-what-I-just-experienced weird!

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.

Have I No Mouth
Brokentalkers
11 October 2014
Merlyn Theatre, Coopers Malthouse
to 13 October

Photo by Jeremy Abrahams

Have I No Mouth is extraordinary theatre. I was on the verge of tears for most of it, but it took me somewhere beautiful.
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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.



Carrousel Des Moutons
D'irque & Fen
10 October 2014
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
to 12 October


Belgium duo Dirk Can Boxelaere and Fien Van Herwegen – who met in 2005 when circus performer Dirk broke his leg and used his down time to have piano lessons from Fien – won hearts and fans on their first trip to Melbourne in 2013 with Oh Suivant!.  Carrousel Des Moutons is even more gorgeous.

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.


Cirkopolis
Cirque √Čloize
10 October 2014
State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
to 12 October


Cirque √Čloize are from Montreal – a city with an international circus school and that's home companies including Cirque du Soliel and 7 Doigts De La Main – and have performed in 440 cities in over 40 countries. They're met with joy, cheers and awards where ever they go and Cirkopolis lives up to the spectacle and how-can-they-do-that expected of this company.

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The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be published here in a few days.

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