However jagged, industrial and shapeless an evening of Forsythe choreography may seem to an eye used to Swan Lake, it is always grounded in ballet.
Two new dance works allow the public to engage in a conversation around constitutional recognition and sovereignty for Indigenous peoples.
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.
In an ambitious new work of theatre and dance, performers read out mathematical theories then build scenes around them.
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia's major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
Dance can't literally tell history, but it can tell historical truths, as shown by Akram Khan's Xenos at the Adelaide Festival.
A new virtual reality film showing at the Australian Museum immerses viewers in remote Indigenous communities. Such films can be a path to reconciliation and understanding.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.
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.
We Love Arabs is a complex satire that blends dance, theatre and hummus to investigate the politics of Israeli Jews and Arabs.
When it comes to plot, emotions or even themes, Tree of Codes is a mystery. But its technical prowess is undeniable.
Mette Ingvartsen’s 7 Pleasures aims to upend
clichés about nudity. But the 'confrontational' use of nudity in dance and performance art is itself now something of a cliche.
Choreographers could offer engineers tools to stimulate new ideas in city-making.
British dancer Aakash Odedra performed four solo works, drawing on classical Indian dance, in a fitting close to the OzAsia festival.
... and does it work?
Borrowing dance movements may be degrading culture heritage.
Dance isn't just for girls - but boys need more support and inspiration to get them moving.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
When the classroom is your dance floor.
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.