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The Best of the Adelaide Fringe (so far) # 2

Reviews, Stage |

Fauna, Ukiyo, Royal Croquet Club FOUR stars The creatures in Fauna have come from a variety of circus habitats. Matt Basquet has a background in martial arts and acro/movement. Imogen Huzel, also from the UK but based in Stockholm, has links with the Belgian Poive Rose company; Finnish trapeze artiste, Enni Maria Lymi works with NoFit

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Penny Arcade — older, wiser, longer — and as thoughtful as ever (Adelaide Fringe and touring east coast)

Music, Reviews, Stage |

Penny Arcade, aka Susana Ventura, has an impeccable New York CV. She performed in Warhol/Morrisey films, she hung out as a teenager at Max’s Kansas City. She was there at Stonewall and in the terrible AIDS epidemic in the ’80s and ’90s. Last time she visited Adelaide as part of the 1994 Adelaide Festival, she

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Adelaide festival(s) in review


It is only 16 days into the month and already Adelaide’s “Mad March” is over. Admittedly, the Fringe began on February 13, but the intensity and simultaneity  of the various major events — Fringe, Clipsal 500, Adelaide Cup and, of course, the original March event, the Adelaide Festival — in just a fortnight, is both exhilarating and, perhaps, problematic.

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Adelaide Festival: Gavin Bryars

Festivals, Music |

One of the highlights of this year’s Adelaide Festival has been composer-in-residence Gavin Bryars. Yorkshire-born, Bryars has been prominent in minimalist music since the late 1960s, with works such as The Sinking of the Titanic (1969) and Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet in 1972. Both were first released on Brian Eno’s Obscure Records and Bryars and Eno were also founder members of the celebrated experimental orchestra,Portsmouth

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Womadelaide preview 2015

Music, News & Commentary, Stage |

In just seven days time, on March 6, for four days and nights, WOMADelaide 2015 will fill Adelaide’s Botanic Park with roving artists, Planet Talk speakers, KidZone artists and, of course, musicians: 58 bands from more than 30 countries. Founded 23 years ago, and an annual event since 2008, WOMAD has long been a major

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