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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

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

CIRCUS REVIEW: La Soirée

Making a Splash ZENOBIA FROST reviews Brisbane Festival’s LA SOIRÉE. After the glimmering, otherworldly delights of the Lantern Walk, I notice immediately that this year’s Spiegeltent is different. As the tent is an annual highlight, it felt like coming home only to find that someone has redecorated. Gone is the dark-wooded Bavarian beer house, and in its … 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

CABARET PREVIEW: Ghostboy — We Love You!

We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does) THE HOLY GHOSTBOY and his collaborator, soundwizard SIR LADY GRANTHAM, cannibalise Under the Radar with their “one beast, one bitch” neo-cabaret comedy at Metro Arts this September. Limiting himself to a few choice ingredients, Ghostboy sets the record straight for ZENOBIA FROST on his relationship with … Continue reading

DANCE REVIEW: fifteen

Rush Hour Zenobia Frost reviews Under the Radar’s fifteen. Brisbane’s Liesel Zink choreographs this public dance work, fifteen, which blurs the lines between audience and participant, theatre and public space. To get my biases out of the way, I admit that dance is an art form that I’m still learning how to appreciate. Zink’s A … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: JiHa Underground

Underground Adventures ZENOBIA FROST reviews Under the Radar’s 지하 Underground. Pull up a beanbag under the glimmer of a disco ball (or under the great cardboard whale) and make sure you have a beer in hand. Welcome to 지하 (JiHa) Underground: a karaoke speakeasy underwater queer surrealist love story with complementary watermelon. Yep — all those things … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Still Night

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

ARTS: Queensland Poetry Festival

On Longing HOLLY THROSBY to warm Brisbane from winter into spring, with appearances at QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL and BRISBANE FESTIVAL. ZENOBIA FROST finds out more. ZENOBIA FROST: The clear images and personal themes of your lyrics have always resonated with me. How important are imagery and narrative to your songwriting? HOLLY THROSBY: I think images … Continue reading

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