To what extent do hours of practice, development squads and role models really make a difference?
The progress a student makes in a year needs to be more important than test scores.
Our enemy is complacency – blaming the post-codes, fixing the students not the system, and arguing for more resources to continue what is not working.
Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
Spending a year living life as David Bowie gave me a better understanding of the pop icon’s mind and work.
What’s the collective noun for a group of pantomime dames?
Claims have been made that having a male panto dame in this day and age is sexist (Oh no it isn't!)
Here's how to make a happy workplace during year-end assessments.
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The wider truth behind all those 'scary' clowns.
Athletes face as many as 640 organisational demands at a big competition – and they can all take their toll.
The typical view at a concert when fans take out their smartphones.
There's a time and place for a smartphone and some artists and sports stars want you to stop using them when they're performing. Just enjoy the live event instead.
‘Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host’, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass.
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Ira Glass' trademark intensely personal storytelling takes on a new life in his dance/radio hybrid, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
Hawthorn Hawks played better than expected in 2015 and beat the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
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The path to grand final victory in AFL can be paved with many wins and losses. But it's measuring how a team plays against an expected result that can help them improve.
Contemporary circus and circus-infused physical theatre are amongst Australia’s most innovative and in-demand cultural exports. It's a performance craft with a proud history behind it.
This year's Ibiza Prom was a convenient target for those unhappy with the expanded remit of the Proms – but an unfounded one.
What can leggings and leotards teach us about about physics and neuroscience?
For a growing number of artists, academics, researchers and scientists, dance represents a promising new frontier of exploration. The annual DANscienCE festival shines a spotlight on their findings.
Performance review. Froome approaches the Champs Elysees.
It's not enough to be an elite athlete these days, you have to construct your own narrative for success.
After a very drawn out and fraught construction, the Philharmonie de Paris is finally open. The 2,400 seat concert hall was conceived with ambitious plans to democratise classical music, and is situated…
The ability to make sense of sensory feedback in more refined ways is central to Feldenkrais.
The Feldenkrais Method is a way of exploring movement, posture and breathing through hands-on touch, used by dancers, musicians, athletes, actors and people living with and rehabilitating from a range…
Daddy Cool’s Ross Wilson learnt to sing harmonies in a choir, aged 10.
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We rightly marvel at the skills of a talented musician, especially witnessing them perform live. But how does someone become so skilled? Obviously hours and hours of dedicated practice is a necessity…
Mama Alto performs the songs of Sarah Vaughan at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
In their 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival performance Mama Alto and her musical director Tiffani Walton pay tribute to Sarah Vaughan, one of the great ladies of American song. Mama Alto charmed her audience…
After a nine-match winning streak, Richmond lost to Port Adelaide by 57 points in last week’s elimination final.
The AFL final series – with the semi-finals starting today – is one of the most ferocious and toughest contests we will see in Australian sport. Behind the scenes, there is no doubt a fair percentage of…