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29 ENTRIES Steve Dow is the 2020 Walkley arts journalism award recipient.



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Image from ‘La Passion de Simone’

Culture

Performing philosophy: ‘La Passion de Simone’ at the Sydney Festival

The creatives behind this Sydney Chamber Opera production on the extreme empathy of Simone Weil

Culture

Geoff Sobelle is making a house a ‘Home’ at Sydney Festival

The creator of this participatory performance is keen for the audience to add their own stories

Image of Teatro alla Scala’s Frederic Olivieri, Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Adrijashenko

Culture

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company is bringing light and shade to Australia

A conversation with members of the Italian company ahead of their tour to Brisbane

Image from BADFAITH Collective’s ‘Exquisite Corpse’

Culture

‘Exquisite Corpse’: reinventing a parlour game in immersive VR

BADFAITH Collective build a Surrealist body at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Image from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Dark Emu’

Culture

The mesmerising ‘Dark Emu’

Bangarra’s latest production explores Aboriginal Australians’ sophisticated farming practices

Image from ‘Blackie Blackie Brown’ at STC

Culture

‘Blackie Blackie Brown’ at STC and Malthouse Theatre

Playwright Nakkiah Lui’s latest delivers comedy and carnage at a bracing pace

Image from Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

Culture

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’: history is an infinite loop

The Sydney Theatre Company production brings Brecht’s parable closer to home

Culture

Dance and the digital: An interview with Wayne McGregor

The Sydney Festival-bound show’s choreographer loves mixing the body with technology

Culture

Big little lies in ‘Ali’s Wedding’

Australia’s first Muslim rom-com is a shimmering, engaging romp

Culture

Misogyny floats

The second season of ‘Top of the Lake’ once again battles male sexual and psychological violence

Culture

Not just a love story

Bringing Timothy Conigrave’s ‘Holding the Man’ to the screen

Culture

History wars

Adapting Kate Grenville’s ‘The Secret River’ for the screen

The Sydney Opera House lit up during the Vivid Sydney festival, May 2014

essay

State of the arts

How the Abbott government is funding a high-culture war

Jasmin Sheppard as Patyegarang. Photo by Greg Barrett, courtesy of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Culture

First contact

The secret history of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Patyegarang’