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Four reviews from the Jerome Bel ‘festival’ in Paris: witty, provocative and deliberately boring

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Festivals, Stage |

‘Portrait: Jérôme Bel’, Autumn Festival, Paris: ‘Disabled Theatre’, ‘Pichet Klunchun and Myself’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘Un Spectacle en moins’ The Autumn Festival in Paris runs from September through December each year, staging contemporary dance, theatre, music and exhibitions in venues across the city and surrounding suburbs in the Île de France. The most

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SA artists ask for more money after Adelaide Festival success

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Festivals, News & Commentary |

Record-breaking box-office figures for the 2017 Adelaide Festival and Fringe have added weight to the call for increased investment in South Australian artists, says the Arts Industry Council of SA chairperson Gail Kovatseff. At the weekend the Adelaide Festival announced a 2017 box office income of more than $4.08 million (excluding WOMADelaide) – the highest since

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Barrie Kosky’s opera smash-hit ‘Saul’ to headline Adelaide Festival 2017

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Director; Barrie Kosky,
Saul; Christopher Purves,
David; Iestyn Davies,
Merab; Lucy Crowe,
Michal; Sophie Bevan,
Jonathan; Paul Appleby,
High Priest; Benjamin Hulett,
Witch of Endor; John Graham_Hall,

Anyone who was lucky enough to see David Sefton’s final program as artistic director of the Adelaide Festival last year, featuring Tanz Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed James Plays, and a jaw-dropping arena spectacular by France’s Groupe F, will know that it was always going to be a tough act to

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Melbourne Festival 2016 — for a town where small is big

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New Melbourne Festival artistic director Jonathan Holloway unveiled his 2016 program tonight. The much travelled British director aims to show how there’s big thinking behind small-scale art this October.  What do you give to someone who has everything? It’s a question that’s been on the mind of the Melbourne Festival’s new director, Jonathan Holloway, except he’s not catering for just one tough customer,

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7 things you didn't know about Senator Mitch Fifield

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1. The Victorian senator, Mitchell “Mitch” Fifield is the brand new Federal Arts Minister replacing the hugely unpopular Senator George Brandis who stripped $105 million in arts funding from the Australia Council, most of it affecting small to medium companies. Fifield  was appointed Arts Minister today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who also appointed Fifield the Minister

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