Belvoir announces its 2019 season focussing on the ‘now’

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Sydney’s Belvoir Belvoir St Theatre announced its 2019 season tonight. It begins with the world premiere of COUNTING & CRACKING, created in conjunction with CuriousWorks. Presented at Sydney’s Town Hall and co-commission by CIAF, Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival, this “epic production” will comprise theatre, music, dancing and food, “on a scale not seen before”.

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Sidney Myer Fellowships announced with Sarah Blasko, Nicola Gunn and Anna Krien among recipients

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Eight mid-career artists have been announced as the 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows. They are: Sarah Blasko, Vic, Music; Merindah Donnelly, Qld, Dance; Nicola Gunn, Vic, Theatre; Jonathan Jones, NSW, Visual Arts; Anna Krien, Vic, Writing; James Mangohig, NT, Music & Community and Cultural Development; S.J Norman, Vic, Live Art; and Nick Power, NSW Dance.

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Maeve Marsden’s Top Antidote picks at Sydney Opera House this weekend

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Antidote returns to the Sydney Opera House, September 1-2 . It’s billed as “a weekend of ideas, action and change, with a potentially life-changing lineup of remarkable speakers, thinkers and creators”. It’s curated by Edwina Throsby, formerly the TEDx Sydney head of curation and founding producer of ABC TV’s Big Ideas. One of Antidote’s speakers, Maeve Marsden (above), tells us

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Culture, disruption, Spotify – and the tyranny of metrics

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The digital realm is not what it seems, and impacts on music curation in myriad and hidden ways, says Tully Barnett, one of the lead researchers in the Flinders University team Laboratory Adelaide: The Value of Culture. Barnett and Julian Meyrick and Robert Phiddian are co-authors of What Matters? – Talking Value in Australian Culture (Monash University

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Benjamin Law’s Top Antidote picks at Sydney Opera House, September 1 and 2

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Antidote returns to the Sydney Opera House, September 1-2 . It’s billed as “a weekend of ideas, action and change, with a potentially life-changing lineup of remarkable speakers, thinkers and creators”. It’s curated by Edwina Throsby, formerly the TEDx Sydney head of curation and founding producer of ABC TV’s Big Ideas. One of Antidote’s speakers, humorist Benjamin Law (above), tells us

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Queensland Theatre’s year of inclusion; (Opera Australia, not so much)

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The launch season has begun this month for the country’s performing arts companies as they reveal their 2019 programs. The first theatre company out of the gate is Queensland Theatre in Brisbane, helmed by artistic director Sam Strong, formerly an associate AD at Melbourne Theatre Company. His 2019 season (marking the company’s 49th year) raises the bar for

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Sisonke Msimang’s top Antidote picks at the Sydney Opera House September 1 and 2

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Antidote returns to the Sydney Opera House, September 1-2 . It’s billed as “a weekend of ideas, action and change, with a potentially life-changing lineup of remarkable speakers, thinkers and creators”. It’s curated by Edwina Throsby, formerly the TEDx Sydney head of curation and founding producer of ABC TV’s Big Ideas. One of Antidote’s speakers, South African storyteller Sisonke Msimang

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Australia Council’s Sam Walsh responds to artist David Pledger’s quest to be his left-hand man

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Last week, artist David Pledger applied for the position of CEO of funding body, the Australia Council for the Arts, by publishing his application for how to take the organisation into the 21st Century on Daily Review. Pledger wrote a long and thorough brief of his vision to the new chair of the Australia Council, Sam Walsh, the

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