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2014 Melbourne Festival program announced

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Last night the 2014 Melbourne Festival program was revealed with a daring and surprising line-up that will see the city come alive with vibrant performances. This annual celebration of Melbourne’s art and culture will include close to 100 events, works from artists from 23 different countries and will run across more than 30 venues throughout…

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Bondi Feast set to brighten up Sydney’s winter

From the 8-26 July, winter is taking a hit. A creative hit, that is. Bondi Feast returns to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, with a festival of all the best in homegrown theatre, music, comedy, visual art, and food. For the third year of the festival, Bondi Pavilion will be home to Bondi Feast’s…

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INNER GARDEN – a new work from contemporary dance company De Quincey Co

What is your obsession? How does it control you or can you keep it in check? Set inside a hidden walled garden in Callan Park, Rozelle, this site-specific work delves into the depths of the imagination exploring the crevices of the mind and the shape of our obsessions. As audience members enter a space inhabited by dancers,…

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Our picks of Sydney Festival 2014

January is here and it’s our favourite time of year. New Year’s resolutions still seem achievable, there’s an abundance of balmy summer nights and – of course – Sydney Festival is upon us..  With a line-up that includes spectacular performances, critically acclaimed artists, touching theatre productions, film, magic, family fun and more – there’s something…

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Get to know musical legend Idina Menzel

You know her as Elphaba the wicked witch from WICKED, Maureen from RENT, and Shelby Corcoran in Glee. There’s no question, Broadway power-house Idina Menzel is a musical force to be reckoned with. Tune in at 8.30pm tonight to see the darling of musical theatre alongside a 52 piece orchestra in Idina Menzel: Barefoot At…

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Li Cunxin announced as new Artistic Director for the Queensland Ballet

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Acclaimed dancer and author of best-selling book Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin – has revealed his first season as the new Artistic Director for the Queensland Ballet. Li will begin 2013 with Cinderella choreographed by Ben Stevenson – one of the first productions Li danced when he was living in America after his defection…

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Go Behind the Scenes as STUDIO films Never Did Me Any Harm

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This week STUDIO filmed Sydney Theatre Company and contemporary dance company Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm at Sydney’s The Wharf. Stay tuned for the world television premiere coming to STUDIO in October 2012, or sign up for an email reminder closer to the date. In the meantime, check out these behind the scenes…

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Sydney Festival TV: Babel

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Two of Europe’s hottest choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, create a melting pot of expression, language and culture. They blend East and West using hindu beats, contemporary dance and  a towering sculpture by British sculptor Antony Gormley. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of…

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Sydney Festival TV: L’Effet de Serge

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L’Effet de Serge is the story of a man who puts on one minute shows for his friends, by France’s experimental Vivarium Studio. Meet the cast and crew of this Sydney Festival production, which has been embraced by audiences across 20 countries. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a…

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STUDIO ArtBreak: Queen Street Studio

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The AbaF award-winning relationship between Queen Street Studio and Frasers Property in Sydney’s suburb of Chippendale has resulted in an inner-city space for artists, writers and performers to work. This STUDIO ArtBreak explores how the project came together, and how it became a local artistic institution.

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Making the Boys

Thursday 10 November, 9.30pm
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More than 40 years after the Gay Rights Movement fought for equality in the Stonewall riots, director Crayton Robey takes a retrospective look at the play  and subsequent Hollywood film that sparked a social revolution – The Boys in the Band. In 1968 this became the first play to openly deal with gay issues. Celebrated…

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Chamber Music in the City

Wednesdays, 7pm
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This stunning series features vibrant fine music performances recorded at Melbourne’s most iconic locations. Filmed in July 2011, it features the talented entrants to the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, a contest which showcases the best young piano trios and string quartets from around the world. Held every four years, the players are all under…

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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.

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