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A cracker of an art event

A cracker of an art event

Cai Guo-Qiang was in Melbourne this week creating his trademark 'gunpowder drawings' especially for this year's NGV Winter Masterpieces.

  • by Hannah Francis

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A hilarious, excruciating look back at pre-teen competition
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A hilarious, excruciating look back at pre-teen competition

Dance Nation brings us a wild new voice in American theatre.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
MTC's production of Miller's A View From the Bridge as good as it gets
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MTC's production of Miller's A View From the Bridge as good as it gets

This stark tragedy of family violence and patriarchy forms a bridge all the way from Ancient Greece to #MeToo.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Lorenza Borrani shines as ACO tinkers with Beethoven and Prokofiev
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Lorenza Borrani shines as ACO tinkers with Beethoven and Prokofiev

The Italian violinist was a rock-solid anchor in the orchestra's innovative interpretations of classic works.

  • by Maxim Boon
Beauty and tragedy in Davis' final opening gala
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Beauty and tragedy in Davis' final opening gala

Sir Andrew Davis' final year as MSO chief conductor kicked off with a curious selection of works.

  • by Maxim Boon
Sir Andrew Davis' Mahler cycle is (almost) complete
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Sir Andrew Davis' Mahler cycle is (almost) complete

The MSO's chief conductor is nearing the end of his tenure at Australia's oldest orchestra.

  • by Maxim Boon
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Dance Massive: Bodies in transit between life and death
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Dance Massive: Bodies in transit between life and death

Stephanie Lake's Skeleton Tree is a 'playlist' of reflections on ritual, mourning and the afterlife.

  • by Jana Perkovic
A vision from beyond chaos
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A vision from beyond chaos

Nana Bilus Abaffy stands out among peers for making movement-based pieces that draw chiefly from experimental theatre.

  • by Jana Perkovic
CBD Melbourne: At capacity, trackside
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CBD Melbourne: At capacity, trackside

Premier Daniel Andrews was a no-show at the Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park on Sunday. But at tyre-smoke central, the show went on.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Kylar Loussikian
Your weekend: our guide to what's on around Melbourne

Your weekend: our guide to what's on around Melbourne

Your weekend: The best in music, theatre, festivals, food. markets and much more.

Struggles for survival embodied in dance
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Struggles for survival embodied in dance

Two works at Dance Massive reflect the rich stories of colonised people in our region.

  • by Kim Dunphy