One of the Boys: Q&A with Director Crayton Robey

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  Making The Boys is a behind the scenes look at the development of one of the most influential pieces of early queer theatre, The Boys in the Band. Created by Mart Crowley – whose life story is nearly as extravagant and dramatic as his play’s plotline – it was released Off-Broadway in 1968 and…


Soundtrack of a Revolution: YouTube Playlist

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The closing night of Melbourne Festival 2011, notes from the hard road and beyond, brought together some of the world’s biggest performers to sing protest songs from throughout the ages. Before you watch the world television premiere of the concert on STUDIO, relive all the original performances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Green Day…


Sydney Festival TV on STUDIO

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PJ Harvey, Meow Meow, Chunky Move – Sydney Festival is one of the biggest arts events in the calendar and 2012 promises to be another huge, star-studded year. As a proud media sponsor, STUDIO will be on the ground at the festival, capturing your daily fix of festival hype, artist interviews and pre-performance moments. You…


I Believe…

Friday 25 November, 8.30pm
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At the closing night concert of Melbourne Festival 2011, guests enjoyed a spectacular tribute to the lives and voices that changed the course of human history. notes from the hard road and beyond was a celebration of music of protest, rebellion, love and hope and featured the incredible Mavis Staples, Joss Stone and Something for…


FESTIVAL TV: Angels and Demons Take Over Melbourne


They’re the talk of Melbourne – Giant black cherubic demon sculptures with bat wings and reptilian tails, dotted around the city. Festival TV explores one of the highlights of Melbourne Festival, ‘Angels-Demons. Parade’, created by irreverent Russian powerhouse art collective AES+F. Watch as the six-metre tall cherubic demons transform the city into a large-scale playground….



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Australia’s own Tom Tom Crew is a rhythmic collision of acrobatics, hip-hop and percussion. With gravity-defying manoeuvres, beat boxing, break dancing and contortion, you will want to run away with this adrenaline filled circus. In this Festival TV ArtBreak the group warm up for their Melbourne Festival performances (4-23 Oct, Forum Theatre) and chat about…


FESTIVAL TV: Melbourne Festival Opening Night

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The Opening Night of Melbourne International Arts Festival 2011 saw an exciting mix of events held all over the city. In this STUDIO Festival TV piece, hear from audience members who were moved, excited and amazed by what they saw and see a sneak-peek of some of the highlights of the festival.


FESTIVAL TV: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

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What happens when actors with perceived intellectual disabilities devise and perform a theatre piece? Meet the talented performers and watch the show come together as Festival TV explores the new work by Back To Back Theatre. Named Ganesh and the Third Reich, it’s set to be one of Melbourne Festival’s most talked-about shows. It follows…


Melbourne Festival TV 2011

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Don’t miss a second of the action at Melbourne Festival 2011 with STUDIO’s Festival TV. Every weeknight at 6.25pm throughout the festival (6 to 22 October), arts channel STUDIO will be capturing all the festival hype, jaw-dropping performances and innovative artworks. Or watch them all here on the STUDIO Festival TV Youtube channel from 6…


WATCH: ACO and Richard Tognetti’s 1743 Violin

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Whilst Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù might not be a household name, amongst violinists he is considered one of the true masters of instrument-making. In this STUDIO Artbreak, Artistic Director and Lead Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, discusses his 1743 del Gesu violin. They say every instrument is the product of its maker,…


Watch: Graeme Murphy choreographs Romeo & Juliet

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How is Graeme Murphy revitalising the world’s best known love story into a fresh new retelling? In the lead-up to the world premiere of The Australian Ballet’s new production of Romeo & Juliet, step behind the curtain and into the studio as Graeme Murphy works with the dancers to choreograph each elegant step. In this…


Watch: Akira Isogawa Designs Romeo & Juliet Costumes

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Acclaimed Australian designer Akira Isogawa has joined creative forces with The Australian Ballet to design the costumes for Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet, which will be broadcast live on STUDIO this month. In this STUDIO ArtBreak, go behind the scenes into the cutting room to see the making of these incredible costumes. With over 150…


Watch: Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide

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The best of contemporary British art comes to the Art Gallery of South Australia in Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now, open until 23 October 2011. The exhibition is one of AGSA’s largest ever, and brings together the audacious best straight from London’s internationally acclaimed and totally surprising Saatchi Gallery. This is the first…


STUDIO Season Ticket

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The best seats in the house are yours with the STUDIO Season Ticket, your exclusive TV access to theatre, dance, and music performances filmed live from around Australia. So far this year David Campbell has hosted incredible Australian television premiere productions including Smoke & Mirrors with iOTA and The 2011 Helpmann Awards. Coming up in…


Archie Roach sings Took the Children Away

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Archie Roach is an icon of the Australian music industry and his honest storytelling tells the sad truth of indigenous Australia. He wrote the landmark song Took the Children Away in 1990, about his own childhood and being taken by authorities from his parents to a mission. “You took the children away, Breaking their mothers…


STUDIO ArtBreak: ACO and Stradivarius Violin

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Satu Vanska, Assistant Leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, would never have guessed early in her career that she would currently be playing a Stradivarius. The violin was purchased by the ACO Instrument Fund, joining 3 other classic instruments purchased to be played by members of the company. The violin-craftsman Antonio Stradivarius has become a…


Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences

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If you haven’t caught Shaun Gladwell’s video work Stereo Sequences at ACMI yet, hurry before it closes next weekend. Shaun mixes the urban with slow-motion video to create beautiful meditations on city lifestyle. In Stereo Sequences, now on at the Australian Centre for Moving Image in Mebourne, Gladwell uses filmic devices such as slow-motion and…