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Oct 08

OzAsia festival 2017 – SEVER – Elder Hall – 2K

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By Tom Eckert Sever by David Harris and Zooma is a collaborative project between the two aforementioned and the Shanghai Peking Opera. The central premise is a juxtaposition of the old world in the form of the traditional and narrative historical characters of Peking Opera. Guan Yu (pictured) and Diao Chan, with the modern world. …

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Oct 05

OzAsia 2017 – The End – Keiichiro Shibuya and Hatsune Miku – The Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hatsune Miku is what is known as a vocaloid, or a vocal android. Essentially a software program made manifest with a three-dimensionally rendered avatar. This software is something that any individual can own and then write lyrics and songs that will then be rendered in the voice of the vocaloid. Initially intended …

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Oct 01

OzAsia 2017 – Scary Beauty – The Space Theatre – 3K

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By Tom Eckert Image © Justine Emard Keeichiro Shibuya, a prominent man in the progressive electronic music scene in Japan brings his music and a sophisticated android to Adelaide. Backed by the Australian arts orchestra, Keiichiro summons soundscapes directly out of a computer imbued with musicality. The pieces are heavily modified with electrical effects and …

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Sep 09

James Morrison’s Academy Jazz Orchestra – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 4K

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by Tom Eckert Anywhere else people might be skeptical that one of the best musical schools in the country might be found in a isolated rural centre. Not so in South Australia where the James Morrison Academy, which has been founded on the international eminence of its instructors including the eponymous James Morrison, takes in …

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Jul 22

Kokoda – by Peter Maddern – Star Theatres – 2017 – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Wandering into the Star Theatre’s space, one is struck by the closeness of the venue. An opera theater on a micro scale, and surprisingly well suited to a one man play. Kokoda follows the experience of one Private Morris Powell (played by Todd Gray) as he lives through the trials of the …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017: Scientology: The Musical – Warehouse at The Producers – 5K

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By Tom Eckert From the creators of Abbott! The Musical, George Glass bring a new absurdist rock musical destined to inspire the same level of following as the name sake of their show show at its peak. Intelligent and satirical, Scientology: The Musical is characterised by songs that subvert Broadway to T.S. Eliot and manage …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017: COMEDY – Aunty Donna: Big Boys – Arts Theatre – 5K

Aunty Donna is back at the Adelaide Fringe with their unique brand of stupidly clever, high energy sketch comedy.  With sold-out shows, Mark, Broden and Zach have probably outgrown the cramped-but-comfortable Arts Theatre on Angus Street. Their growing popularity is no surprise: The boys are talented professionals, and with the help of music-man Tom Armstrong, …

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Mar 09

FRINGE 2017: Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret – The Peacock – Gluttony – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Barbu, hailing from Montreal brings a novel twist on the typically ‘1920s chic’ acrobatics heavy cabaret we see at the Fringe. Barbu mashes together elements of electro trad music with a distinct folky twist, carnival and unabashed machismo all with a slice of camp humour. Focusing very much on feats of strength …

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Mar 02

FRINGE 2017 – SOUND & FURY’S “SHERLOCK HOLMES” – TANDANYA ARTS CAFE – 4.5K

Sound and Fury members Maritzer, Hercamp and Aussie Adamczak calmly stood in front of their audience at the Tandanya Arts Cafe, waiting for late-comers, assuring each audience member that “this isn’t a part of the show”. Yet it was! Cracking jokes, improvising and remaining confident at what would usually be an awkward time in a …

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Mar 02

FRINGE 2017: YouTunes – The Pocket – Stirling Fringe – 5K

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By Tom Eckert On a pleasant hills summer evening you are treated to a venue that wouldn’t be out of place in a Brooklyn basement. All dark hangings, blue and red light and a smoke machine it is minimalist and intimate, never being more than three metres from the back of the stage. You can’t …

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