Actors are often required to tap profound emotions in their performance, which is one of the reasons for poor mental health in the industry.
While we appreciate an actor's craft on the stage, the deep emotions they draw on in performance take their toll on mental health. Actors need to "take off" their characters to return to normal life.
The Lion of London (Daniel Crute) crushes an apple in his biceps at the Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show.
David Tett Photography
Performing for the crowd, acting up and showing off – how physical culture's origins as theatre have fed into today's toxic masculinity, and how they can help it change.
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Expressing music into mathematical formulae can help us understand why some pieces and performances can send shivers down your spine.
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!)
Small organisations are creating Australia's most exciting art. Yet a recent report shows that even the most popular art-forms are bleeding revenue, while government funding dwindles.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
Aline Frazao Angola at Sauti za Busara.
Non-commercial arts organisations face a funding dilemma. Confronted with limited local support, they are forced to rely on inconsistent international donors.
We need to consider what balance we want to achieve between the heritage and contemporary arts.
AAP Image/Julian Smith. Artists of the Australian Ballet rehearse for the The Dream.
Given the pressure being applied to the majority of people working in the arts sector, we would be foolish not to consider the roles and inherited rights of Australia's major performing companies.
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (L) in rehearsal with one of the members of the Sophiline Arts Ensemble. Khmer Arts Theater, Takhmao (Kandal Province), Cambodia. June 26, 2015.
Photo by Chris Philips
New stories can offer insight on alternative ways of living out our lives. As the experience in Cambodia shows, the performing arts can help us face up to enormous challenges and possibilities.
Keeping the neighbours happy is what rock’s all about … kind of.
As high-density urban living becomes more common in Australia’s larger cities, many live music venues are under increasing pressure to restrict noise levels. In an industry that’s already feeling the pinch…
Extreme duration can transform otherwise simple activity into something strange and powerful.
Marina Abramović, The Artist Is Present, 2010, MOMA, New York. Andrew Russeth
Last September, I sat down in the Capital Theatre in Bendigo to listen to American composer Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No.2 played by the Flux Quartet from New York. Sounds a nice way to spend an…
Don’t worry about definitions, dressing up or whether you will understand it “correctly”. Just go!
Yana Alana’s Tears Before Bedtime. Photo: Peter Leslie
The inaugural Festival of Live Art (FOLA), which begins today in Melbourne, celebrates some of the most exciting artists working in performance today and yet, the exact meaning of the term “live art” is…
Meet Davos – your big new friend with questionable intentions.
You meet someone. Someone different. Someone attractive, open, free. Let’s call him Davos. You start seeing a lot of each other, hanging out as a couple. As always when you’re in a relationship, a degree…