Dancers perform in Bangarra’s premiere production of Dark Emu.
Bangarra's Dark Emu is a response to Bruce Pascoe's book of the same name. But it doesn't embrace the full potential of its source's game-changing impact.
Melita Jurisic as the mother who confines her four daughters to their house for eight weeks of mourning.
Federico Garcia Lorca's shocking civil war play is successfully transferred to the Australian desert by the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Flamingoes dance on a lake in South America in Planet Earth II Live in Concert.
Planet Earth II Live fuses footage from the BBC series with live orchestration. Despite some narrative flaws, it's a stirring call to look after our environment.
Akram Khan in Xenos.
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Dance can't literally tell history, but it can tell historical truths, as shown by Akram Khan's Xenos at the Adelaide Festival.
The term ‘Leb’ embodies hyper-masculinity on the street.
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Circus Oz’s Model Citizens seamlessly intertwines entertainment with political and social commentary.
Circus Oz's latest show furthers the company's commitment to politically driven, gender balanced circus.
Elaine Cromby and Ursula Yovich in Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
Barbara and the Camp Dogs transformed Sydney's Belvoir Theatre into a pub gig. But what started as a comedy became a searing tragedy about Australia's inability to listen to Indigenous people.
Ngathu, in Bangarra’s Ones Country, is a brilliant combination of the contemporary and traditional, telling the story of the ngathu, or cycad, in Arnhem Land.
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Bangarra’s current season of three new works, Ones Country, is uneven in parts but worth seeing for the diversity of Indigenous stories from some new choreographic voices.
Donald Horne saw Australia as a country that had got lucky, but was squandering its luck.
Donald Horne saw Australia as a lucky country that was squandering its luck. His bold ideas captured the nation's imagination. But being a public intellectual is no longer easy. Who will come up with the next grand ideas?
Cameron Goodall in The Sound of Falling Stars at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
The Sound of Falling stars brings 31 male singers who died young, including Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison and Jeff Buckley, back to life, and forces us to question our role in their fates.
A stunning display of musical virtuosity (L-R) Naomi Crellin, Luke Thompson, Kaichiro Kitamura, Trish Delaney-Brown and Nick Begbie.
Kaichiro Kitamura is a human beat box. He teamed up with Australia's renowned a capella ensemble to make some extraordinary music.
They’re back: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket voice by Bradley Cooper).
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The Guardians of the Galaxy team are rocking the universe again in the latest volume of the science fiction blockbuster. But how does the science stand up to some number crunching?
Basing purchasing decisions solely on online product reviews may be unwise.
Online ratings and reviews may seem like a good way to see what other consumers think of a product but they can be to simplistic and misleading, research shows.
This photo of Pearl Mackenzie, taken by Charles Mountford in 1937, is part of the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection.
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UNSETTLED, an extraordinary exhibition in Adelaide, displays the UNESCO-listed Mountford-Sheard Collection of photographs in a new context.
L-E-V comes at you like a freight train with Killer Pig in the Adelaide Festival.
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This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics' highlights of a beautifully crafted program.
Installation view Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time.
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The Art Gallery of South Australia has created something special with Versus Rodin. Works by 65 contemporary artists, surrounded by the gallery's Rodin collection, take on a wonderful glow.
Fragrance is intimately linked with our memories and feelings.
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Surely only a weirdo wouldn't enjoy the smell of flowers and pine forests? But as Kate Grenville writes in her latest book, fragrance causes untold misery to many of us.
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
Cate Blanchett disappears into her role as the Mother in RED: sweating and furious with the fundamental compulsion to mate.
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Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton's ferocious exploration of female power.
A work of fiction gives an interesting insight into the real world of science research.
Thomas Barlow is more used to writing factual reports on science innovation, so his first novel gives an entertaining insight into the science community.