Tim Minchin launches HOTA’s Outdoor Program in spectacular style

Crowds flocked to HOTA's new Outdoor Stage to see Tim Minchin - photographed by LEXIMAGERY   Where? HOTA’s brand new outdoor stage (135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise) When? March 17, 2018 In February, the Gold Coast Arts Centre unveiled their new stage and new name and became HOTA, Home of the Arts. On Saturday night,... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Epic Visions (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

  Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? March 8, 2018 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s second Maestro concert for 2018, Epic Visions, featured the triumphant return of Hungarian violinist Barnábas Kelemen and the QSO-exclusive Australian debut of conductor Eduardo Strausser. QSO’s principal tuba player Thomas Allely gave the pre-concert talk – I can’t recommend this enough if you... Continue Reading →

Season 2018 launch – Queensland Ballet

Vito Bernasconi and Yanela Pinera, photographed by Justin Ridler Queensland Ballet have unveiled their exciting 2018 season – every ballet and every ballet dancer begins with a dream, and QB18 invites audiences to dare to dream along with them. The first production of 2018 will be a brand-new La Bayadère in March, created by Queensland... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Low Clouds

Low Clouds creator Niz Jabour. Photographed by Thomas Manton-Williams.   Where? Diane Cilento Studio, West End When? August 30 – September 2 (4 shows only) Low Clouds is the third iteration of The Rain Project, first performed by Iraqi artists in Baghdad in 2014, and then an Australian presentation at La Boite Theatre, Brisbane, in... Continue Reading →

Season 2018 Launch – Queensland Theatre

  Queensland Theatre has launched their 2018 season, renewing their commitment to Queenslanders and their stories, as well as bringing world premieres and exclusive shows to audiences across the state. The 2017 season, the company’s first under the Artistic Directorship of Sam Strong, has seen record high season ticket sales, as well as the largest... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Rice (Queensland Theatre Company)

Winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, which allows three finalists to be paid to develop their work with industry professionals, Michele Lee’s Ricemakes its world premiere with Queensland Theatre Company.   Set against the corporate background of an Australian rice company, the play centres around two women – the “Indian Princess” Nisha (Kristy Best) who... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale (The Royal Ballet)

Another breathtaking opening night from the Royal Ballet! Thanks to QPAC, we were able to see the incredible debut of The Winter’s Tale. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Joby Talbot, the ballet was presented as a co-production with the National Ballet of Canada. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra brilliantly performed Talbot’s atmospheric score, conducted... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Woolf Works

We were so excited to be able to attend opening night of this special season (thanks, QPAC!). Performing in Australia for the first time in fifteen years, the Royal Ballet was always going to be spectacular. Wayne McGregor is well-known across the world for his contemporary choreography, often integrated with film and visual art, and... Continue Reading →

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