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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT – 3.5K

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by Riccardo Barone Total eclipse of the heart… just because a partial one is not enough! Sunglasses at night, an iconic song just to describe a past generation made up with heartaches, hangovery headaches, stories of everyday life that sucks more and more, sadness as a life-pose and success as time line life crescendo (from …

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GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS 2018 – 5K

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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 – EMMA PASK – 3.5K

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by Riccardo Barone The elegant Fortuna Spiegeltent is quite full of enthusiastic fans and friends that don’t dislike a little bit of Emma Pask’s talk between a song and another one, overall about her husband from Uruguay. Songs are standards evergreen, from Quizás quizás quizás to Beatles passing through Mas que nada, interpreted by the …

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FRINGE 2018 – MENGELE – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone Sarcastically, cold as a perforating iced dart, she stands and listens. She listens to him, which has very much to say. To confess. A confession that has to emerge up to the surface, soon or later. A truthful truth, being denied and hidden behind “eroic gesta“, behind the fake wheel of world …

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FRINGE 2018 – AWO AT THE TONYS – 4K

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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 – A GAME OF CHESS: THE PROKOFIEV VIOLIN SONATAS – 4.5K

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by Riccardo Barone Checkmate! No, Stalinmate! Entering in the world of Sergej Prokof’ev you have to make sure you can stand high dosage of sarcasm, anger and obsession. But never define his music as grotesque, or he will come back from the death to strangle you! These two immortal jewels, the violin and piano sonatas …

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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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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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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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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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