For International Women’s Day, guest host Claire Nichols celebrates the work of incredible women in the performing arts.
The Last Great Hunt are a collective of Western Australian theater makers who delight in bringing the unexpected to the stage. Their award-winning shows have been seen around the world, and now a documentary, scene changers, offers candid insight into their process as it follows the company as it attempts to create its most ambitious work yet. We are joined by founding members Adriane Daff and Arielle Gray along with filmmaker Ella Wright.
Many dancers talk about the sense of well-being, self-expression and community that can be found in a dance school. But what barriers prevent young people from entering the world of dance? L2R Dance offer free hip hop dance lessons for children and young people in West Melbourne. We catch up with dancers Yolande Arinda and Stephanie Dixon with Founder and CEO Jacinda Richards as they prepare for their block party.
With the Omicron COVID-19 variant causing havoc around the world, theater companies have relied heavily on swings, stand-ins and vigils to keep the curtain up. Many artists have been unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, including Carla Sticklera performer who had left the world of musical theater to pursue software engineering — only to find herself on a Broadway stage seven years later in one of the most demanding roles: Elphaba in Bad.