Adelaide festival

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'As if they were written yesterday’: the global project bringing 3,000-year-old songs back to life
Adelaide festival’s choral concerts are the latest in a global series reframing ancient psalms, which composers believe are as relevant as ever

Steve Dow

26, Feb, 2020 @4:30 PM

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From extreme heat to sinking venues: how are festivals coping with climate change?
Adelaide festival’s opening weekend this year saw temperatures soar into the 40s. How are Australian arts festivals managing ever more intense weather?

Brigid Delaney

21, Mar, 2019 @2:21 AM

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'It's very good': how soap made from siphoned human fat left audiences in a lather
Dutch artist Julian Hetzel’s installation Schuldfabrik took a provocative look at the age of excess

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

12, Mar, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Ben Quilty on empathy, angry art, backlash and that Jesus photo
From being kicked out of art school to the clemency campaign and what he thought of that Good Weekend cover, Ben Quilty opens up to Brigid Delaney

Brigid Delaney

09, Mar, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Opera, dull? Watching The Magic Flute is like drinking 10 cups of coffee
Australian director Barrie Kosky does for Mozart what Baz Luhrmann did for Shakespeare

Brigid Delaney

24, Feb, 2019 @2:23 AM

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'Unadorned, gritty, unpretentious': how Australian circus went global
Adelaide’s Gravity and Other Myths push the limits of the human body and show why local circus is far from being a sideshow

Jane Howard

19, Feb, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau
He has put an Isis fighter’s mother in the Ghent Altarpiece and restaged a brutal murder. Now the Swiss director plans to get radical

Laura Cappelle

08, Oct, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Ulster American review – riotous black comedy of ambition and identity
In David Ireland’s brilliantly brutal satire, things get horribly out of hand when two men and a woman meet to discuss putting on a West End play

Mark Fisher

05, Aug, 2018 @1:04 PM

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Avignon festival review – shock, awe and 10 hours of Don DeLillo
Thomas Jolly presents the spectacular Thyestes, Milo Rau explores a real crime in La Reprise and Julien Gosselin leaves audiences in a trance

Andrew Todd

11, Jul, 2018 @11:49 AM

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Edinburgh international children’s festival review – raucous fun
Baba Yaga, a delirious take on Slavic folklore, and the masterful one-man show Stick By Me offer joyful explorations of rules and how to break them

Mark Fisher

29, May, 2018 @10:53 AM

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Baba Yaga review – spooky remix of Russian children’s story
The staple figure of Slavic folklore is wittily recreated as a noisy neighbour with magical powers

Clare Brennan

27, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Kings of War review – Ivo van Hove's stunning Shakespeare marathon somehow falls short
The theatrical centrepiece of this year’s Adelaide festival plants Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into the modern day

Jane Howard

13, Mar, 2018 @2:16 AM

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