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Wife and husband duo Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton were co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company for five years. Upton was solo director for a further three. AAP

What is an artistic director, and why does the Sydney Theatre Company need one?

Sydney Theatre Company now has an interim artistic director, after the sudden departure of Jonathan Church. A flagship theatre company can transform a city's view of its place in the world, which is why the role is so important.
Interactive children’s theatre engages childrens’ innate creative impulses and encourages them to be curious and playful. Image by Kristian Laemmie-Ruff. Arena Theatra

Not so Fringe: interactive children’s theatre takes centre stage

An expanded program of interactive performances for children at this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival harnesses their audience's innate creative abilities and invites them to both watch and join in.
What can leggings and leotards teach us about about physics and neuroscience? www.shuttershock.com

Lab coats and leggings: when science and dance connect it’s quite a show

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.
Dancers find their ‘their sultry siren selves’ in Spanish Dance, choreographed by Trisha Brown in 1973. Melbourne Festival

A radical legacy: Trisha Brown’s postmodern dance

A retrospective of the work of American choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-) will be presented at the Melbourne Festival this month. In the performance Early Works, we will have a chance to revisit this…

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