Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Circus Oz: Steampowered (review)

Just in time for the Victorian school holidays, Steampowered is brilliant entertainment for all ages.
Read my review now published on the Stage Whispers website.

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Strange Bedfellows: More Aussie than Priscilla

Peter Cousens, Melissa Langton, Lucy Durack and John Wood.
 My conversation with the four stars of upcoming Aussie musical Strange Bedfellows on the Princess Theatre stage yesterday, is now published on the Stage Whispers website.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hairspray: A 'Brand New Do' in Musical Theatre Technology

Hairspray the Musical is a visual and technological feast, a smorgasbord of bubblegum colours, brilliantly energetic song and dance, and animated landscapes behind which lie a level of technological prowess unprecendented in musical theatre. Find out how they do it, in an interview with Creative Director of Digital Content Robbie Klaesi, as the Melbourne production is unleashed for Sydney audiences.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Love Never Dies: review summary in 'The Week'

From The Week, see my review cited amongst others on Australian premiere performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

Read my Stage Whispers review
Watch the Theatre Show wrap on opening night

Monday, June 6, 2011

portraiture and the facebook phenomenon

Serebryakora - Self Portrait
Imagine painting a self-portrait.

Which features or flaws would become more apparent to the beholder?
Would any of your 'best' features be seen as flaws by others?
Would you portray yourself sitting, standing, gazing out into the distance, or at work?
Would you be wearing everyday clothes, or your best.
Would you pose nude?
Would you position yourself at home, in recreational activity or within a completely other time?
Would you be alone, or surrounded by others? Who might those others be?

What intertextual references would be included, and what would they reveal about you?

Gaughin - Self Portrait
One genre for self-portraits is the social networking juggernaut, Facebook.
The profile presented by clients of Facebook is revealing as much by omissions as what is offered.

Do I see myself in the same way others regard me?

Am I wholly encompassed by what I contribute to facebook? Of course not. It is an imperfect account of who you are, because portraiture is not only who you think you are, but who others believe you to be.

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