Performance arts

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2012 Round-Up: Best of Brisbane Arts

Best of Brisbane Arts 2012: Arts Ed’s Pick Coming up with our annual best-of lists at Rave Magazine was always a challenge. How do we condense an entire year’s worth of artistic and/or musical output into a brief list? How do we justify what stood out above the rest? It’s Christmas and we are drunk; … Continue reading


Propriety Limited: Shop Pty Ltd For one week in December, the businesses of James Street will be experimentally remodeled to investigate the way we invest our systems of branding with value and power, while also examining the way we consider art. The triad of Queensland College artists putting on this show — Karike Ashworth, Cassandra … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety SUZANNAH BENTLEY spends an evening at Brian Lucas’s Performance Anxiety, which returns after a highly acclaimed World Theatre Festival 2010 season. The Powerhouse’s Turbine Studio is dimly lit and cabaret-style seating surrounds a small, elevated stage in the middle of the room. The audience visit the bar in the corner, find seats, chat, … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: Lost Movements

Lost Movements Review by Kelly Wong Coniston Lane, Sunday 7 October Lost Movements is a massive collaboration between local artists, performers and musicians — the second event of its kind. This not-for-profit, artist-run initiative encourages the summative, extrasensory experience that comes from being surrounded by live art in every corner and crevice of the venue. … Continue reading

REVIEW: Silver Sircus

Silver Sircus (album launch) + Michael Ross + Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys Old Museum, Saturday October 13 Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys are gorgeousness, with the band weaving a beautiful tapestry of guitars, mandolin and fiddle beneath Apps’ immense voice. Traipsing between foot-stomping, but not-quite-hoe-down numbers and heartfelt balladry, the quartet keep a … Continue reading

REVIEW: Geppetto

KRISSI WEISS is awed by Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach’s “dramaturgical” cabaret fairy tale otherwise known as GEPPETTO. Judith Wright Centre, Friday October 5 Heading into the Judith Wright Centre, this evening reminds me I’m getting just that little bit older. The appeal of comfortable seating in a theatre where the sound is sure to be crisp … Continue reading

CABARET REVIEW: We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does)

SUZANNAH BENTLEY has an otherworldly experience at GHOSTBOY’s absurdist neo-cabaret comedy collaboration with cross-dressing instrumentalist SIR LADY GRANTHAM. David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger appears from a trapdoor in the floor. He carries a banana that he breaks in half and slams down on the table in front of me. Apparently it contains potassium and I should try … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Rufus Wainwright

After writing an opera, losing his mother, releasing a piano album, and having a daughter, Rufus Wainwright is back on tour. SUZANNAH BENTLEY puts on some sequins and gets ready to be seriously entertained. QPAC Concert Hall, Wednesday September 12 On this Wednesday night, QPAC is a sea of mainly grey-haired Jersey Boys ticketholders who … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Envoyé://:Fragmenté

SUZANNAH BENTLEY gets an eyeful at Under the Radar’s ENVOYÉ://:FRAGMENTÉ. As I’m ushered into Metro Arts’ Sue Benner Theatre I’m told to continue past the seating banks, through the curtain, and down onto the stage where I should stand inside the taped square. I head down onto the stage with the 34 other audience members … Continue reading


Invisible Brisbanes ZENOBIA FROST reviews Under the Radar’s STILL NIGHT. The rooftop terrace of The Point Hotel (at Kangaroo Point) seems an unlikely place for an Under the Radar performance — even more so after a couple of roadside Refidex stops. The obscurity of the venue is reflected in a modest turnout, which is a … Continue reading

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