STUDIO brings you a taste of 2013 Brisbane Festival

On Tuesday 18 September at 7.30pm STUDIO will be capturing the hype, atmosphere and electric performances of the 2013 Brisbane Festival. This year’s impressive programme is filled to the brim with local and international talent. Here is a small taste of some of the magic you can expect on Wednesday evening during Brisbane Festival TV….


Sydney Festival TV: Tokyo Love-In’s Tablatronics


Sydney Festival’s Tablatronics is an exciting collaboration between sound artist and media arts producer Tokyo Love-In and a range of extraordinary musicians. In this multi-cultural feast for the senses, Tablatronics uses music, visual artists, dancers and actors to present a world of sounds which reflects the rich South Asian heritage of the ensemble. With modern…


Sydney Festival TV: Kunst Rock

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Award winning German rock-cabaret group Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) present their anarchic blend of rock ’n’ roll cabaret in Sydney Festival’s Kunst Rock. In this fantastic performance dysfunctional brother and sister duo Otto and Astrid Rot combine satire and music in a dramatically irreverent and ridiculously entertaining show. For more information, visit the…


Sydney Festival TV: Cantina


Set in a seedy watering hold, Sydney Festival’s Cantina blurs reality and fantasy, the past, present and future. The performance explores the rapture and torment of desire through illusion, contortion, tightrope and acrobatics. The production which has been produced by Strut & Fret Production House has enjoyed sold out seasons in Australia and abroad.  Co-directed…


Sydney Festival TV: The Secret River

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The Secret River sees playwright Andrew Bovell , director Neil Armfield and an illustrious cast, working together to bring Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel to life. The play explores the emotional clash between Indigenous Australians and European settlers on the Hawkesbury River in the early 19th Century. The Secret River plays at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay…


Sydney Festival TV: Rian


In a thrilling evening of music and movement, Irish dance company Fabulous Beast performs Rian- mixing Celtic sounds  with elements of West African music in this dynamic celebration of Ireland’s roots and traditions. Director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan has collaborated with composer Liam O Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers fame, drawing inspiration from O Maonlai’s solo…


Sydney Festival TV: Semele


Vivienne Westwood has been delighting and shocking the fashion world since 1971 and now Sydney Festival brings a collision of her high heels and billowing gowns with Handel’s Opera in a spectacular production of Semele Walk. In this bold take on Handel’s Semele, the heroine  is the prototype of 20th century punk. Her descent into…


Sydney Festival TV: In the Eruptive Mode


Created by celebrated Kuwaiti writer/director Sulayam Al-Bassam, In the Eruptive Mode is inspired by the Arab Spring and explores the changing faces of today’s Middle East. A series of eight short scenes explore the themes of state violence and individual freedom in the modern Arab world. Accompanied by iconic underground musician Yasmine Hamdan’s live score,…


Sydney Festival TV: Rubber Duck


Surprising, whimsical and a whole lot of fun for no apparent reason! Sydney Festival kicked off over the weekend with a giant Rubber Duck cruising into Cockle Bay’s Darling Harbour. The Arrival, a two-hour show featuring tug-boats, bathtubs, acrobats and dancers built to the highly anticipated entrance of the yellow duck which was created by…


Sydney Festival TV: Murder


A world of love, lust and death is created in Murder, a new work by visual theatre magicians Erth.  The piece largely uses puppetry to convey its dark themes, and was inspired by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads. The performance has an edgy and poetic soundtrack and projections that plunges the audience…


Sydney Festival TV: Francis Bacon


Widely recognised as one of the world’s most outstanding figurative painters, Francis Bacon’s works are gutsy, controversial and unforgettable. Opening as part of Sydney Festival at the Art Gallery of NSW, Decades is the first major exhibition of his work to be seen in Australia. With over 50 paintings, the exhibition covers five decades of…


Sydney Festival TV: Concrete & Bone Sessions


Ever wondered what would happen when you combine BMX bike riding with parkour, breaking and dancing? In this episode of Sydney Festival TV STUDIO finds out with Branch Nebula’s Concrete and Bone Sessions. Part theatre, part dance, part urban street sport, Concrete and Bone Sessions is an exciting confrontation between bodies and wheels set among…


Legs on The Wall – The Voyage

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World-renowned Australian physical theatre company Legs On The Wall is set to wow audiences at the 2012 London Festival with their new production ‘The Voyage’, kicking off this June. One of the key events at this year’s London Festival, festival goers will witness a show like no other as an enormous ship sails into the…


For the Love of Books Episode 5


For the Love of Books hosts Cheryl Akle, Michael Campbell and Lachlan Jobbins discussed Floundering by Romy Ash, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward and In my Skin: A Memoir by Kate Holden. Floundering – Romy Ash Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on…


For the Love of Books Episode 4

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For the Love of Books  hosts Cheryl Akle, Michael Campbell and Lachlan Jobbins discussed The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, Silent Valley by Malla Nunn and Sebastian Barry’s On Canaan’s Side. All books reviewed on this episode of For the Love of Books will be featured at the Sydney Writers Festival this year. The Marriage…


For the Love of Books Episode 3

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For the Love of Books  hosts Cheryl Akle, Michael Campbell and Lachlan Jobbins discussed The New Republic by Lionel Shriver, Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell and Ben Robertson’s Hear me Roar. The New Republic – Lionel Shriver A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, Edgar Kellogg, is more than ready to leave his lucrative career…


For the Love of Books Episode 2


If you missed last night’s episode of For the Love of Books, hosts Cheryl Akle, Michael Campbell and Lachlan Jobbins discussed Skagboys by Irvine Welsh, The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers . Skagboys – Irvine Welsh Skagboys charts the journey from likely lads to young men addicted to the heroin…


Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata

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Performed on a shimmering stage with one of the world’s most iconic cities as a backdrop, Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata will take your breath away. The set was built specifically for this Australian production of Verdi’s La Traviata and included a 9 metre chandelier encrusted with Swarovski Elements crystals. Topped off with dazzling…


For the Love of Books Episode 1

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Take a lively new look at the world of literature with STUDIO’s new series For The Love of Books. Join three very different (and very opinionated) book lovers for a weekly book club where the new releases and acclaimed classics are discussed and debated. This week on For the Love of Books  hosts Cheryl Akle,…


Mildura Palimpsest


Mildura Palimpsest is an Australian and international visual arts festival. Described as the Biennale of the bush, the festival showcases over 100 international and local artists’ work. Installations in historic buildings, motels, shop fronts and even a service station makes the Mildura Palimpsest a truly unique festival. The theme of the eighth festival in 2011…