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FRINGE 2019 – Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Preview Program – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Children are sponges. They absorb everything they see, everything they experience. We’ve all been there, fragile sprouts, innocent angels, truth-tellers, staring at our preferred cartoons, creating thousands of adventures and imaginary scenarios to escape the grown-up’s reality, a too realistic reality for this age; this is when the fantasy comes in to …

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FRINGE 2019 – “VIVIR” Flamenco Guitar and Dance – 5K

by Riccardo Barone La vida y la muerte. Rooted in the South of Spain, the Art of Flamenco is an ancient tradition started by the Gypsies in the South of Spain contrasting the classical tradition already present in the North. Let’s not forget when Manuel de Falla asked for help from Joaquin Turina, in order to …

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GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS 2018 – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Four motorbikes, like imprisoned bumblebees trying really hard to escape from the humongous caged up sphere, have shocked the audience. Is today a good day to die walking inside/outside (even backwards) of a huge rotating spinning wheel (even blind folded) challenged by gravity and weight? If that’s not good enough for you …

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FRINGE 2018 – AWO AT THE TONYS – 4K

by Riccardo Barone   The Adelaide Wind Orchestra comes back to the Fringe with a program all based on music performed/awarded/written around the Tony awards (the highest US theater award). What a pity for the low amount of people coming to the show! The conductor David Polain, with hilarity and charisma, demonstrates the hard work …

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Fringe 2018: COMEDY – JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS – Flinders University Plaza – 4K

After almost 30 years in the industry, many comedians grow stale, unable to form new jokes and riding on the wave of their once-lucrative popularity. Sometimes their sense of humour becomes dated, or their jokes repetitive. This is not true for Jimeoin. There’s something about Jimeoin’s style of charming observational humour that stands the test …

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OzAsia festival 2017 – SEVER – Elder Hall – 2K

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

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

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

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

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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